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Smithsonian - National Museum of American History

20560 Washington, DC, United States of America (USA) (District of Columbia)

Address National Mall, 1400 Constitution Ave.
 
 
Floor area only roughly guessed: 20 000 m² / 215 278 ft²  
 
Museum typ Exhibition
Heritage- or City Museum
  • Street Vehicles
  • Steam engines/generators/pumps
  • Navy / Watercraft
  • Steam engines-models
  • Textile production
  • Carriages
  • Computer / Informatic
  • Railway
  • Biology / Medicine
  • Food and beverage production
  • Electrical Applications
  • Home Appliances


Opening times
Open every day except Dec. 25: 10:00am - 5:30pm

Admission
Status from 03/2020
Free entry.

Contact
Tel.:+1-202-633-1000  eMail:nfo si.edu  

Homepage americanhistory.si.edu

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Location / Directions
N38.891700° W77.030000°N38°53.50200' W77°1.80000'N38°53'30.1200" W77°1'48.0000"

Parking

There is no public parking facility at the Smithsonian on the National Mall; on-street parking is limited and posted times are enforced.

MetroBus/MetroRail

Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) provides MetroRail/MetroBus service to points throughout DC, Northern Virginia and Maryland, including Union Station and Reagan National Airport. The National Mall building is located near metro stops on the blue, orange, yellow and green lines. Connecting bus service from MetroRail stations is available on MetroBus and other regional buslines.

The closest MetroRail stops to the National Mall building are:
* L'Enfant Plaza (Blue/Orange and Yellow/Green lines)
* Smithsonian (Blue/Orange lines)

Some example model pages for sets you can see there:


Description

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
The National Museum of American History: Kenneth E. Behring Center collects, preserves and displays the heritage of the United States in the areas of social, political, cultural, scientific and military history.

Some of the Exhibition Titles:

75th Anniversary of D-Day

To mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, objects from the World War II collections are on view.

Food: Transforming America’s Table, 1950-2000

This mouth-watering exhibition explores the social changes that have changed how we eat and features Julia Child's kitchen.

Celluloid: The First Plastic

A range of objects made from celluloid, the world's first commercially successful plastic, are highlighted in this case.

Stories on Money

This exhibition explores the history of money -- coinage and currency -- from the earliest times to the present and showcases objects from the museum's National Numismatic Collection.

On the Water: Stories from Maritime America

This exhibition traces American maritime history from 18th-century sailing ships, to 19th-century steamboats and fishing craft, to today's huge container ships.

Landmark Objects

Three large, iconic artifacts in the main corridor of each floor of the East Wing highlight the key themes of the exhibitions in that wing.

Artifact Walls: Mall Entrance Corridor

On view in floor-to-ceiling, glass-fronted walls on both sides of the Mall entrance are objects highlighting the depth and breadth of the museum's permanent collection and our nation's rich and diverse.

The Price of Freedom: Americans at War

This exhibition surveys the history of America's military from the Colonial Era to the present conflict in Iraq.

America on the Move

This exhibition examines how transportation -- from 1876 to 1999 -- has shaped our American identity.
In the section on U.S. Route 66 is a portion of pavement of the route taken from Bridgeport, Oklahoma and a restored car and truck of the type that would have been driven on the road in the 1930s.

Electricity: Lighting a Revolution

This exhibition reveals how Thomas Edison's incandescent electric light bulb and other inventions transformed our world.

Gunboat Philadelphia

Built in 1776, the gunboat Philadelphia is the oldest American fighting vessel in existence.

Power Machinery

This hall follows the development of the increasingly efficient power machinery that helped the United States become a world leader during the Industrial Revolution.


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