Five Must-See Museums in Washington, D.C.

The National Gallery of Art (CC Flickr photo credit: Shane Simmons)Of course, when visiting Washington, D.C., there are some must-see monuments. However, after you’ve taken a gander at the White House,  the National Mall, the important memorials, and the Capitol building, head on over to one (or all!) of these world-class museums.

 

The Smithsonian: The Smithsonian boasts the title of the world’s largest museum and research complex. As such, it is impossible for folks arriving on flights to Washington D.C. to visit all 19 museums in one visit. Don’t be overwhelmed—choose one or two museums that look interesting and start with those. If you have time during your stay, you can always go back for more.

 

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Located alongside the other breathtaking monuments on the National Mall, the Holocaust Memorial Museum is a “living memorial to the Holocaust.”  Stunning in terms of both design and content, the Holocaust museum is as moving as it is educational. Exhibitions, films, and programs educate visitors about the history of genocide.

 

National Gallery of Art: The National Gallery of Art houses a plethora of sculptures and paintings given by the late Andrew W. Mellon. In addition to the interior galleries, there is also an outdoor sculpture garden that is open to the public year-round.

 

National Museum of Crime and Punishment: If you’re a fan of CSI, then the National Museum of Crime and Punishment is sure to please. Interactive galleries and “crime labs” will teach you about the history, and the future, of crime and forensic analysis.

 

Newseum: Dubbed “Washington, D.C.’s most interactive museum,” Newseum is unlike any museum you’ve ever visited. Each exhibit is heavy on technology and features a different newsworthy historical topic. The Newseum also boasts fifteen theaters (one of them is 4-D) showing films that highlight the greatest news stories of all time.

 

CC Flickr photo credit: Shane Simmons

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