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Must-See Museums in Washington D.C.

Washington is known for their museums. People travel from around the world to explore the Smithsonian. With so many museums and so much information, it can be overwhelming to decide which museums to see - especially if you are only there for a short time. Here are our picks of the top must-see museums in Washington D.C. Some are Smithsonian while others are hidden gems. Whichever you choose, you won't be disappointed!

  • 1.

    National Portrait Gallery

    National Portrait Gallery

    See all of the Presidential paintings or just have lunch in the beautiful atrium.

  • 2.

    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

    Feel immersed in the history and stories of the Holocaust.

  • 3.

    Museum of African American History & Culture

    Museum of African American History & Culture

    An important history that is shown in an interesting, compelling way.

  • 4.

    National Museum of Natural History

    National Museum of Natural History

    Make sure to set aside lots of time for this museum! With so much to learn, you could spend all day here.

  • 5.

    National Air and Space Museum

    National Air and Space Museum

    A family favorite! This museum is one of the most visited museums in the United States.

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