Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History

Take a stroll down America’s memory lane at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History where you can explore thousands of artifacts that make up our nation’s rich history. This museum has the largest collection of American history with more than 3 million collected and preserved artifacts. The National Museum of American History is definitely a DC must-see, and is just a short Metro ride from our Washington DC Inn.

What exhibits are on display? You could spend hours taking in all of the information on display at the museum, and there are always new exhibits, but here are a few of the ones you should plan to pay a visit.

  • Ella Fitzgerald Turns 100 – Celebrate the life of one of America’s most talented jazz artists, The First Lady of Song. This exhibits honors her legacy and the treasured music she gave us.
  • T is for Television – Take a peak at a some of the preserved pieces of memorabilia from a few of America’s beloved TV shows, including The Mickey Mouse ClubMister RogersSesame Street, and Bill Nye the Science Guy.
  • Religion in Early America – This exhibit explores the role and transformation of religion in America from the colonial era through the 1840s. The collection includes Thomas Jefferson’s The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth, John Winthrop’s communion cup, circa 1630, a Torah scroll from New York’s Congregation Shearith Israel, founded in 1654, and more.

How can I visit? The National Museum of American History is located at 1300 Constitution Ave, NW on the National Mall between 12th and 14th Streets, which is only about a 10-minute drive from our DC B&B. The museum is open daily from 10 am to 5:30 pm and admission is free.

Our DC bed and breakfast is in the perfect location for those coming to visit the Washington DC attractions. We are only a mile from the White House and National Mall and just a 10-minute walk from the Dupont Metro Station. Book your stay now!

Shannon Stiles, Innkeeper at American Guest House

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