Smithsonian Institution

Washington DC Travel Guide and City Tour

The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest and most comprehensive conglomeration of museums and research facilities.

Visitors to Washington DC can enjoy free access to many of the facilities:

  1. African American History and Culture Museum
  2. African Art Museum
  3. Air and Space Museum
  4. Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center
  5. American Art Museum
  6. American History Museum
  7. American Indian Museum
  8. Anacostia Community Museum
  9. Freer Gallery of Art
  10. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
  11. National Zoo
  12. Natural History Museum
  13. Portrait Gallery
  14. Postal Museum
  15. Renwick Gallery
  16. Sackler Gallery
  17. Smithsonian Castle
Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC
Smithsonian Castle, Washington DC

Most (but not all) of the facilities are located along the National Mall in Washington DC.  The major museums are discussed in details in the museums section of our website.  Free tours of many of these Washington DC museums are available.

For information regarding hours of operation, ticket prices and special events, please visit the Smithsonian Institute's official website.


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