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Arts and Culture in The Capital

Washington, DC Museums & More

If America had an officially designated “museum mile,” the National Mall would claim the title. This national park, located on the west end of Capitol Hill within walking distance of the Capitol Hill Hotel, features more than a dozen of the nation’s top museums, landmarks and cultural institutions. Sculpture gardens, historical museums, fine art meccas, interactive experiences and timeless statues draw thousands of visitors to Capitol Hill daily.

Museum of the Bible

D.C.’s newest museum is located just a mile away from our hotel. Attractions include The Hebrew Bible, New Testament Theater and Washington Revelations. Check out the museum on a guided tour or plan your visit based on current exhibits at the museum!

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Take a spin through the history of aeronautic innovation at the Air and Space Museum, one of the Smithsonian’s most popular destinations. Whether you’re a space travel buff who wants to learn more about NASA exploration, are curious about the legends of early flight, or are impressed by life-size versions of some of history’s most famous planes, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is a standout destination — and a great all-ages adventure. Capitol Hill is your boutique hotel in Washington DC near Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, and we look forward to welcoming you during your visit.

Smithsonian Natural History Museum

All the wonders of the natural world are yours to explore at the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum. From giant fossilized dinosaurs, to anthropological exhibits, to ancient civilizations, art, natural wonders and even fascinating undersea explorations, the Smithsonian is synonymous with learning by experiencing. Guests can even discover living exhibits like an insect zoo and butterfly garden. As one of the finest hotels near the Museum of Natural History in DC, the Capitol Hill Hotel is the ideal accommodation from which to launch your exploration of this world-renowned facility.

National Museum of the American Indian

This museum — even surrounded by Washington DC art and culture attractions — is hard to miss, thanks to its natural curvilinear architecture. Once you’re inside, the National Museum of the American Indian lives up to its exterior by providing illuminating exhibitions and a rich collection of artifacts. The museum focuses on indigenous peoples native to the region and the continent as a whole, featuring ceramics, fascinating retrospectives, painting and much more.


Get an inside look at the stories behind some of the world’s biggest stories at Newseum. This interactive museum explores journalism and its progression through the years, providing exclusive insight into history’s most important moments in print, radio, TV and digital news. Just like the practice it profiles, the Newseum is an essential thread in the fabric of Washington DC and America as a whole.

National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery claims one of the world’s top collections of fine art, highlights of which include the work of Edgar Degas and Roy Lichtenstein. Exhibitions run the gamut from architectural photographs to modern American prints and paintings to early works of Florentine publishing.