Washington, D.C. So many museums, so little time.

Washington, D.C. So many museums, so little time! Maybe Washington is the city with the longest list of free museums after London. But wait… I haven’t finished with the good news. Many of the free museums are located between Independence Ave and Constitution Ave which means that they are all in walking distance. That sounds great, right? You are surrounded by museums, galleries, archives – a heaven for every tourist.

However, you will hardly have the time to visit everything for a single day. The collections are huge, the buildings – too. Here’s our list of museums that were interesting to us. Maybe it might help you to plan your visit!

The largest research, scientific and educational center is situated in Washington – the Smithsonian Institution. It was established in 1846 as a legacy of James Smithson who worked his whole life “for the increase and diffusion of knowledge”. The Institute initially started operating as a museum but then has grown to an institution with a huge number of exhibits. Let’s see some of them below.

Вашингтон. Толкова много музеи, толкова малко време. 

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (2)

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (5)

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (3)

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (7)

Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Smithsonian National Museum of American History (12)

Smithsonian National Museum of American History (10)

Smithsonian National Museum of American History (4)

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

 

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (4)

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (3)

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (2)

 

Smithsonian Castle

Smithsonian Castle

Smithsonian Castle (2)

We just passed by the National Gallery of Art and we saw the sculpture “Craft” of Roxy Paine 

National Gallery of Art Roxy Paine Craft

National Gallery of Art Roxy Paine Craft

Do you like to visit museums? Which impressed you the most during your travels? Share your stories and opinion in the comments section below.

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Washington, DC. So many museums, so little time.

Washington, DC. So many museums, so little time.

  • Though the museums in D.C. aren’t my favorites, I did enjoy reading this post 🙂 I would recommend the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City, tons and tons of Maya relics and the one and only Maya Calender on display…heaven for history lovers like me!

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