DC Museums I’ve Visited

Recently while riding in the car with my father, he asked me to list all the museums I’ve been to in DC (and regretted asking once it was more than a dozen). Then he said I should post the list on my blog. So, here it is.

While not every site listed is necessarily a museum by all definitions, some are historic sites where I’ve received tours very similar to tours given at historic house museums.

  1. African American Civil War Memorial and Museum
  2. American Red Cross Headquarters
  3. American University Museum
  4. Anacostia Community Museum
  5. Anderson House
  6. Art Museum of the Americas
  7. Bethune House
  8. Capital Children’s Museum
  9. Capitol Visitor Center
  10. Corcoran Gallery of Art
  11. Daughters of the American Revolution Museum
  12. Douglass House
  13. Dumbarton House
  14. Dumbarton Oaks
  15. Folger Shakespeare Library
  16. Fondo del Sol
  17. Ford’s Theatre
  18. Freer/Sackler Galleries
  19. General Federation of Women’s Clubs Headquarters
  20. Georgetown Waterfront Park
  21. German American Heritage Museum
  22. Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Gardens
  23. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
  24. Howard University Museum
  25. International Spy Museum
  26. Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
  27. Koshland Science Museum
  28. Laogai Museum
  29. Library of Congress
  30. National Air and Space Museum
  31. National Aquarium
  32. National Archives
  33. National Building Museum
  34. National Gallery of Art
  35. National Geographic Museum
  36. National Mall and Monuments (except not MLK, yet)
  37. National Museum of African Art
  38. National Museum of American History
  39. National Museum of American Jewish Military History
  40. National Museum of Crime and Punishment
  41. National Museum of Health and Medicine
  42. National Museum of Natural History
  43. National Museum of the American Indian
  44. National Museum of Women in the Arts
  45. National Portrait Gallery
  46. National Postal Museum
  47. National Zoological Park
  48. Newseum
  49. Phillips Collection
  50. Renwick Gallery
  51. Ripley Center
  52. Rock Creek Park Visitors Center
  53. Roosevelt Island
  54. Sewall-Belmont House
  55. Sixth and I Historic Synagogue
  56. Small Jewish Museum
  57. Smithsonian American Art Museum
  58. Smithsonian Information Center (Castle)
  59. Sumner School
  60. Supreme Court
  61. Textile Museum
  62. United States Botanic Garden
  63. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  64. United States Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center
  65. Washington Historical Society
  66. Washington National Cathedral
  67. White House



About Laura

Paralegal with Master of Arts in Teaching in Museum Education, frequent museum visitor, based in Washington, DC. I care about what museums can do, both in terms of public offerings and internal practices, to make the world a better place. I blog about museum education ("informed"), the social work of museums ("humane"), and visitor experience ("citizenry").
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