Smithsonian Institution Museums
Composed of 16 museums and the National Zoo, the Smithsonian's exhibitions offer visitors a glimpse into its vast collection numbering more than 142 million objects.
Explore Ford's Theater National Historic Site and discover some of the motivations behind the assassination of President Lincoln.
National Museum of Women in the Arts
This museum brings recognition to the achievements of women artists of all periods and nationalities by exhibiting, preserving, acquiring, and researching art by women and by teaching the public about their accomplishments.
National Museum of African American History and Culture
The nation's largest and most comprehensive cultural destination devoted to exploring, documenting and showcasing the African American story and its impact on American and world history.
Smithsonian American Art Museum
America's first federal art collection dedicated to the enjoyment and understanding of American art. The museum celebrates the extraordinary creativity of our country's artists, whose works are windows on the American experience.
National Building Museum
Dedicated to exploring and celebrating architecture, design, engineering, construction, and urban planning.
International Spy Museum
Featuring the largest collection of international espionage-related artifacts open to the public, the museum chronicles the history of spying throughout the ages, across the globe, and today.
National Museum of the American Indian
See over 10,000 years worth of objects dating from the pre-Columbian era through the beginning of the 21st century. Large crowds are anticipated and galleries are small so you may wish to order a timed, free admission pass online or by calling (866) 400-6624.
National Park Service
The Washington Monument, Arlington Cemetery, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, World War II memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Vietnam and Korean War Memorials are all under the supervision of the National Park Service.
National Geographic Society
Explorers Hall, the society's museum, offers free educational, interactive and visually stimulating changing exhibits on a broad variety of topics.