Museums in the DC Capital Region
- Art Galleries and Museums (21)
- Black History Museums (11)
- Historic Homes (17)
- Museums in Maryland (15)
- Museums in Northern VA (24)
- Museums in Washington, DC (38)
- Nature Centers
- The Smithsonian Institution (32)
- Women's History Museums (5)
The Smithsonian – Frequently Asked Questions
Find everything you want to know about the Smithsonian, What is the Smithsonian Institution? Where is it? What activities are there for kids? Where should I eat? What do I need to know about security? What is the history of the Smithsonian?
Best 5 Washington DC Museums
Washington DC has dozens of wonderful museums to appeal to a wide range of interests. From large publicly funded institutions to small historic homes, you'll learn a great deal and find some welcome surprises when you visit many of Washington DCs museums. To help you plan a great visit to the nations capital, here are my personal favorites.
Dupont Circle Museums - Washington, DC
Learn about the museums near Dupont Circle, including the Textile Museum, Phillips Collection, Woodrow Wilson House, Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives and more.
National Children’s Museum - Washington, DC
The Nationals Children’s Museum in Washington DC opened in 2012 at National Harbor, The National Children’s Museum is a cultural and educational center
Best Museums for Kids in the Washington, DC Area
Best Museums for Kids in the Washington, DC Area, including Maryland and Virginia. Find the best museums with special appeal and programs for children in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia.
Favorite Washington DC Museums
What's your favorite Washington DC museum? Share your experience and tell others what you like best and why.
Summer Camp Programs at Washington, DC Museums
Washington, DC museums offer summer camp programs to educate and entertain kids during the summer months.
Smithsonian Summer Camp in Washington, DC
Smithsonian Resident Associates sponsors full and half-day summer camp programs for children in grades K-8 guiding them in the exploration of Washington, DC’s Smithsonian museums, the National Mall, and other regional sites.
Museum Gift Shops in Washington, DC
Museum gift shops in Washington, DC are among the best places to find unique gift items such as books, clothing, jewelry, videos, crafts, decorative arts, toys and more. Explore this guide to museum gift shops in Washington, DC
Dupont-Kalorama Museum Walk Weekend
Dupont-Kalorama Museum Walk Weekend is an annual event offering free admission and special activities at the eight museums of the near Dupont Circle in Washington, DC.
Women’s History Month in Washington, DC
Every March, the country celebrates Women’s History Month. Washington, DC is the home to these important sites that are dedicated to preserving and honoring the contributions of women.
Museum Shop Around at Strathmore
At the Museum Shop Around at Strathmore, 19 non-profit organizations bring their museum gift shops to the beautifully decorated Mansion at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland.
Every Four Years: Presidential Campaigns and the Press
See photos of the exhibit at the Newseum in Washington DC, that explores the history of media coverage of presidential campaigns in the United States.
U.S. Army Museum at Fort Belvoir, VA
The National Museum of the United States Army will be built 16 miles south of Washington DC at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Learn about the exhibits and plans for the new museum.