Where is Smithsonian National Museum of American History?
The Smithsonian Institution is the largest museum complex on Earth. It was founded with the money that the British scientific James Smithsonian bequeathed to the United States, and is now also active in the field of research and education.
Since it claims to “develop an institution for the propagation and dissemination of knowledge about humanity”, most museums are free of charge and open daily – except on Christmas Day or individual exceptions – from 10 am to 5.30 pm (extended opening hours in high season). The daily guided tours are also free of charge.
Museums in Washington DC and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoological Park attract millions of visitors each year. Nine museums and galleries are located on both sides of the National Mall between the Washington Monument and the Capitol. A three-story, underground complex houses two museums and the S. Dillon Ripley Center, which includes the international gallery, offices and lecture halls and seminar rooms. Five other museums and the National Zoo are located elsewhere in Washington. The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and the National Museum of the American Indian are located in New York.
Located in: National Mall
Address: 1300 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20560
Tickets: free · si.edu
Founded: January 1964, Washington, D.C.
Director: Anthea M. Hartig