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HELP PLEASE! Which Metro trains & bus routes in order to do

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HELP PLEASE! Which Metro trains & bus routes in order to do

We are leaving tomorrow for just a few days in Annapolis (Naval Academy Induction) & then on to DC. I already know to park at the LARGO TOWN CENTER station to take the Metro to DC so we won't have to drive all the way.

BUT where do I want to get off the Metro in order to go to the Smithsonian Museums? Which STOP and which BUS LINES do we use?

We plan to see the Spy Museum, Newseum, and Air/Space. Maybe Crime/Punishment(?).

But as I have two elderly parents with I'd like to know ahead of time how best to route-out the day and which stops and trains or buses to look out for.

Any advice? Much appreciated!

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1. Re: HELP PLEASE! Which Metro trains & bus routes in order to do

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2. Re: HELP PLEASE! Which Metro trains & bus routes in order to do

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3. Re: HELP PLEASE! Which Metro trains & bus routes in order to do

I assume you are coming in for the day? And you plan to visit 4 or 5 museums in just one day? People have been known to spend an entire day just in the Newseum, and the ticket is good for 2 days. The Smithsonian museums are worth 2-3 days all on their own, and they are free. For just one day, forget the Spy Museum, Crime & Punishment, and Newseum. They all cost money and you don't have the time to get your monies worth.

The Smithsonian Metro stop is close to several of the major Smithsonian Museums. The L'Enfant Metro station is closest to the Air & Space Museum.

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4. Re: HELP PLEASE! Which Metro trains & bus routes in order to do

Crime and Punishment Museum & Spy Museum: Gallery Place

Crime and Punishment Museum & Newseum: Archives

Air and Space (NASM): L'Enfant Plaza, (7th and Maryland Avenue exit)

Those 3 museums are all near 7th St., so to go and C&P, Spy, and Newseum are all within 2 blocks of each other. NASM is about 5 blocks south of them.

To go by bus from them to the NASM, take the southbound 70 or 71 bus on 7th St. There is also a DC Circulator bus (www.dccirculator.com/) run by the City that is $1 per person and runs on 9th and 7th St (look at their map).

Most other Smithsonian museums on the Mall are near the Smithsonian station (except NMAI, which is near L'Enfant or Fed. Center SW).

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