Top 10 Most Visited Museums in Washington

1

National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture seeks to understand American history through the lens of the African American experience.

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:1400 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20024
  • History Museums
2

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:1000 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20024
  • Science Museums
  • History Museums
3

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The Museum provides a powerful lesson in the fragility of freedom, the myth of progress, and the need for vigilance in preserving democratic values. The Museum teaches millions of people each year about the dangers of unchecked hatred and the need to prevent genocide.

Hours:
10:00 AM - 5:20 PM today
Wed: 10:00 AM - 5:20 PM
Thu: 10:00 AM - 5:20 PM
Fri: 10:00 AM - 5:20 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 5:20 PM
Sun: 10:00 AM - 5:20 PM
Mon: 10:00 AM - 5:20 PM, 10:00 AM - 5:20 PM
Tue: 10:00 AM - 5:20 PM
Address:100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW, Washington, DC 20024
  • History Museums
4

National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art was created in 1937 for the people of the United States of America by a joint resolution of Congress, accepting the gift of financier and art collector Andrew W. Mellon.

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: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Address:6th St and Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20565
  • Art Museums
5

Newseum

A top museum attraction in the heart of Washington, D.C. We champion the First Amendment through education, information and entertainment.

Hours:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM today
Wed: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mon: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Address:555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
  • Museums
6

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:955 Lenfant Plz SW, Washington, DC 20260
  • Museums
  • History Museums
7

National Portrait Gallery

Hours:
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM today
Wed: 11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thu: 11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Fri: 11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sat: 11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sun: 11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Mon: 11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tue: 11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Address:800 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004
  • Art Museums
8

White House Visitor Center

Address:1450 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20230
  • History Museums
  • Government Buildings
9

National Museum of the American Indian

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:950 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024
  • History Museums
10

National Geographic Museum

Embark on a journey through the pages of the magazine at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C.

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 - 6:00 PM
Mon: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tue: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Address:1145 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
  • Museums

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