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Musées d'art

Musée d'art
“My favorite museum. It opens later (11am) and stays open later (7pm) than the other Smithsonian museums, which all close at 5pm. There's great restaurants in that area as well.”
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Musée d'art
“The National Gallery of Art’s collection spans two major buildings – one classical, the other modern – and encompasses a six-acre sculpture garden containing a rotating display of permanent works and traveling exhibitions. The permanent collection spans ancient to contemporary art, including the likes of da Vinci, Degas and Calder, while the museum offers public programming (think art history movies and classical concerts) and hands-on activities for kids. And if you’re visiting during the winter, be sure to hit the outdoor ice-skating rink located in the center of the sculpture garden.”
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Musée d'art
“We explore the art and artists of our time through groundbreaking exhibitions, performances, and a world-class collection. FREE ADMISSION OPEN DAILY 10 AM–5:30 PM”
  • Recommandé par 88 habitants
Musée d'art
“Townhouse venue showcasing an exquisite collection of post impressionist and modern art”
  • Recommandé par 109 habitants
Musée d'art
“This free Smithsonian museum is in the heart of Gallery Place. It has a beautiful courtyard where you can sit and rest. The art is terrific. It is open 11:30 am to 7 pm. You can go there at the end of the day after other museums close. ”
  • Recommandé par 44 habitants
Musée d'art
“American Craft and decorative arts from 19th - 21st century next to the White House”
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Musée d'art
“Opulent estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post; 18th century Russian and French decorative art + 13 acre gardens and cafe”
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Musée d'art
“Great little museum that is often overlooked, right across from the White House.”
  • Recommandé par 26 habitants

Musées d'histoire

Science Museum
“All Smithsonian museums are free, but on Tuesdays you can visit the exquisite butterfly exhibit for free too. My kids loved it and have asked to go back several times.”
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History Museum
“The NMAAHC is a must-see! Get up early Saturday morning and be in line by 10 AM (park at the Reagan Building using Parking Panda App). Start on the bottom floor! Do not start at the top floor, start at the bottom floor, but get there early b/c the elevator makes the line long. Make sure you eat lunch at the cafe! Wear the most comfortable shoes you have on this trip; you will thank me later!”
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History Museum
“1300 Constitution Ave. NW Washington, DC 20560 National Mall Over four million people make their way to the vast National Museum of American History each year. No surprise, since the museum’s collection boasts more than three million objects that tell the American story. Among these, a few crowd favorites include the flag that inspired the “Star-Spangled Banner,” the Greensboro lunch counter, Julia Child’s kitchen, Dorothy’s ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz and Abraham Lincoln’s stovepipe hat. ”
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History Museum
“The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) is the United States' official memorial to the Holocaust. Adjacent to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the USHMM provides for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history. It is dedicated to helping leaders and citizens of the world confront hatred, prevent genocide, promote human dignity, and strengthen democracy.[2] The museum has an operating budget, as of September 2018, of $120.6 million.[3] In 2008, the museum had a staff of about 400 employees, 125 contractors, 650 volunteers, 91 Holocaust survivors, and 175,000 members. It had local offices in New York City, Boston, Boca Raton, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Dallas.[4] Since its dedication on April 22, 1993, the Museum has had nearly 40 million visitors, including more than 10 million school children, 99 heads of state, and more than 3,500 foreign officials from over 211 countries. The Museum's visitors came from all over the world, and less than 10 percent of the Museum's visitors are Jewish. Its website had 25 million visits in 2008 from an average of 100 different countries daily. 35% of these visits were from outside the United States.[2] The USHMM's collections contain more than 12,750 artifacts, 49 million pages of archival documents, 85,000 historical photographs, a list of over 200,000 registered survivors and their families, 1,000 hours of archival footage, 93,000 library items, and 9,000 oral history testimonies. It also has teacher fellows in every state in the United States and almost 400 university fellows from 26 countries since 1994.[4] Researchers at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum have documented 42,500 ghettos and concentration camps erected by the Nazis throughout German-controlled areas of Europe from 1933 to 1945.[5]”
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History Museum
“4th St. & Independence Ave. SW Washington, DC 20024 National Mall One of the more recent permanent additions to the National Mall, the National Museum of the American Indian expresses the diversity of culture, language, history, tradition and futures of indigenous peoples of North and South America, from the Arctic Circle to the tip of Patagonia. The museum hosts engaging public programming year-round, but one of the most exciting times to visit is during Native American Heritage Month in November. When you find yourself getting hungry, head to Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe (which translates to “Let’s eat!” in the language of Delaware and Piscataway Natives) for Native American-inspired fare, like its famous fry bread and corn totopos. The restaurant is highly regarded and is frequently busy. ”
  • Recommandé par 68 habitants
History Museum
“This is just up the street -- walking distance -- from our unit. Go see where President Lincoln had his summer vacation to escape the DC heat and the White House. ”
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History Museum
“17 free museums under Smithsonian's umbrella, including Air and Space, Botanical Gardens, National Gallery of Art (East and West), Freer|Sackler (Asian Art), Hirshorn (Sculpture), etc.”
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History Museum
“Frederick Douglass lived here!!! Right in the neighborhood. This is a National Park Service run site. Call in advance or check the website for tours. The Visitors Center is open during normal business hours + on Saturdays. ”
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Vues pittoresques

Waterfront
“About 20 minutes away, Old Town is sort of like Georgetown, but with easier parking. It's larger also, closeby to water, has a great vibe for going out, going for a walk, and is very charming.”
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Monument / Point de repère
“You can get tickets in advance now to go to the top of the monument - check out recreation.gov”
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Monument / Point de repère
“ This is DC’s iconic pointy-tipped monument that stands at the edge of the grassy National Mall.”
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Parc
“Gravelly Point is more of a locals thing but its worth a mention. Its a park right along the Potomac River just north of Reagan National Airport. Its a fun place to have a watch the planes take off and land. Folks usually bring a blanket (and maybe a picnic) and watch as the planes fly a few hundred feet directly overhead. ”
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Lake
“Tidal Basin is my favorite place to visit specially during the Cherry Blossom Parade.”
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Parc
“A park with a golf course, swimming pool, bike trails and picnic spots. View of both the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers.”
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Scenic Lookout
“One of the hidden gems of Dupont Circle. Savvy wooers bring their dates there, writers bring their notebooks and picnickers bring their lunches.”
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Scenic Lookout
“A great place if you need to get groceries on your way back from downtown DC”
  • Recommandé par 10 habitants

Sites historiques

Government Building
“The White House is the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States. It is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. and has been the residence of every U.S. President since John Adams in 1800. ”
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Monument / Point de repère
“You can get tickets in advance now to go to the top of the monument - check out recreation.gov”
  • Recommandé par 118 habitants
Parc
“Whether it’s North America’s longest cascading fountain or the vibrant drum circle that gathers every Sunday, there’s plenty to capture at Meridian Hill Park in Columbia Heights. The terrazzo walls will transport you (and your followers) from the nation’s capital to a European city with just one photograph!”
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Monument / Point de repère
“ This is DC’s iconic pointy-tipped monument that stands at the edge of the grassy National Mall.”
  • Recommandé par 46 habitants
Library
“Probably one of the most overlooked Smithsonian museums. I like it because it’s interesting and quick. You can be in and out in 30-45 min, check out the Gutenberg bible.”
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Courthouse
“Where the law is won. Some of the most historic moments have taking place inside this building. ”
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Museum
“The National Building Museum is located at 401 F Street NW in Washington, D.C., United States. It is a museum of "architecture, design, engineering, construction, and urban planning". It was created by an act of Congress in 1980, and is a private non-profit institution; it is adjacent to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and the Judiciary Square Metro station. The museum hosts various temporary exhibits in galleries around the spacious Great Hall. The building, completed in 1887, served as the Pension Building, housing the United States Pension Bureau, and hosted several presidential inaugural balls. It is an important early large-scale example of Renaissance Revival architecture, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1985.”
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Monument / Point de repère
“Commemorates the U.S. Air Force. Also one of the most beautiful views of Washington.”
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Bibliothèques

Government building
“You can tour the White House, the iconic home of America’s president, by scheduling a visit in advance. Even if you are unable to schedule a visit, walk around to the back to get a closer view of the building.”
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Library
“Probably one of the most overlooked Smithsonian museums. I like it because it’s interesting and quick. You can be in and out in 30-45 min, check out the Gutenberg bible.”
  • Recommandé par 122 habitants
Library
“An active theatre, as well as a museum - a highlight for any Shakespeare fans.”
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Library
“It's a cool old library that's been renovated and nice place to read (obviously).”
  • Recommandé par 14 habitants
Library
“Main library in Arlington. Large variety of kids programs during the week.”
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Library
“This is a brand new library (2016) with amazing facilities. Very cool kids section.”
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Library
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Library
“A Carnegie library original with a gorgeous renovation. Great to bring the kids for a post-National Zoo wind down. ”
  • Recommandé par 10 habitants