The following museums are closed Saturday, July 23, due to a power outage: National Museum of the American Indian, Hirshhorn Museum, National Museum of African Art, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, and the Ripley Center.

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National Museum of American History

Kenneth E. Behring Center

Devoted to the scientific, cultural, social, technological, and political development of the United States.

Highlights Star-Spangled Banner, the flag that inspired the national anthem; Washington's uniform; Jefferson's lap desk; Dorothy's ruby slippers

10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. daily
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Closed December 25

Admission is FREE



1400 Constitution Ave., NW Washington, DC

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Metro Station
Metro Orange BlueSmithsonian (Mall exit) or Federal Triangle

Parking is limited to street parking and commercial lots and garages.
Parking map (PDF) »