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First, I thought it was hard to get tickets initially, there are specific days and times to get tickets, which are free. You can also do same day tickets but my mother and I came from other states so we didn’t want to risk anything....More
We were checking out the museums along the National Mall and my wife chose to check out the Museum of African Art. It consists of 3 floors if I remember correctly.
The space is well used and there is no shortage of beautiful works of...More
This museum, together with the Sackler Gallery, the Hirshhorn Museum, the Freer Gallery, the American Indian Museum and the Postal Museum, is, in my opinion, one of the least attended museums in Washington DC and I would guess in the USA. Generally people aim at...More
Think Smithsonian and you think crowds - vast parties of schoolchildren running round the Air & Space or Natural History buildings.
But here's a forgotten, overlooked, neglected and - as a result - wonderful alternative.
It looks like nothing from the outside, because all its...More
Smithsonian seem to be a Hallmark, for Good quality museums in the states as someone who live outside America I take note of these things, and many of the best museums I’ve been to has this name Attached to it, in a few different states....More
In DC for a 5-day visit in June 2018, I decided to revisit this museum after about 10 years. It is as charming as ever - small, well done. Two special exhibitions drew my eye: art of the Swahili cultures, and a short independent film...More
I think this is a beautiful museum, I've visted many times. Most, essentially all, of the exhibits are underground so the place is easily (and undeservedly) overlooked. The pieces are displayed with an awareness and respect that brings out the essence of the object and...More
Located in the garden of the Smithsonian Castle lies this hidden gem of a museum. From the outside it looks rather small, but that is deceiving once you get inside and discover another world with tunnels that lead to large spaces demonstrating different aspects of...More
Located behind the Smithsonian Castle is this hidden museum. Three levels below ground with some of the most stunning exhibits I have seen! Attached our only 10 of some of what I saw but add this on to your list!!
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The museum is on the National Mall. There are many hotels in Northwest DC that aren't terribly far from the Mall. I suggest you search for hotels on this site and locate them on the map in relation to the National Mall. You... More
The museum is on the National Mall. There are many hotels in Northwest DC that aren't terribly far from the Mall. I suggest you search for hotels on this site and locate them on the map in relation to the National Mall. You won't have any trouble finding one.
The other alternative is to find a hotel next to one of the Metro stops. Metro in DC is very efficient and easy to use. You will be able to travel to the National Mall easily on Metro.