Top 10 Most Visited Museums in Washington

1

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Opened in 1910, the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) is part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s preeminent museum and research complex.

Hours:
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM today
Wed: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thu: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Fri: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sun: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Mon: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tue: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Address:10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20560
  • Science Museums
  • History Museums
2

International Spy Museum

The International Spy Museum is a private non-profit museum dedicated to the tradecraft, history and contemporary role of espionage, featuring the largest collection of international espionage artifacts currently on public display.

Hours:
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM today
Wed: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thu: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sun: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Mon: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tue: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Address:700 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024
  • Museums
  • Science Museums
3

White House Visitor Center

Address:1450 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004
  • History Museums
  • Government Buildings
4

National Building Museum

The National Building Museum is America’s leading cultural institution devoted to the history and impact of the built environment. We do this by telling the stories of architecture, engineering, and design.

Hours:
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM today
Wed: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mon: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Address:401 F St NW, Washington, DC 20001
  • Museums
  • Historic Sites
5

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Hours:
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM today
Wed: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thu: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sat: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sun: Closed
Mon: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tue: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Address:U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Washington, DC 20004
  • Museums
  • Capitol Buildings
6

The Phillips Collection

America's first museum of modern art. Encounter one of the worlds finest collections of modern and contemporary art in an intimate setting.

Hours:
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM today
Wed: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Mon: Closed
Tue: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Address:1600 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20009
  • Art Museums
  • Art Galleries
7

National Museum of Women in the Arts

The National Museum of Women in the Arts brings recognition to the achievements of women artists of all periods and nationalities by exhibiting, preserving, acquiring, and researching art by women and by teaching the public about their accomplishments.

Hours:
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM today
Wed: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mon: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Address:1250 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005
  • Art Museums
  • Museums
8

Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

Address:4155 Linnean Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
  • Art Museums
  • Gardens
9

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds Washington, DC is a uniquely interactive and immersive experience that allows visitors to take a journey through American history. Rub shoulders with the political elite and meet all 45 U.S. Presidents, including the newest, in the Presidents Gallery!

Hours:
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM today
Wed: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thu: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fri: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mon: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tue: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Address:1001 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004
  • Museums
  • Art Museums
10

Freer Gallery of Art

The Freer and Sackler Galleries form the Smithsonian's museums of Asian art in Washington, DC. SI Terms of Use: http://ow.ly/tofcA

Hours:
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM today
Wed: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thu: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Fri: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sun: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Mon: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tue: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Address:1050 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024
  • Art Museums
  • Art Galleries

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