Find out why DC is the capital of free museums and interactive exhibits, from groundbreaking cultural museums to art galleries and so much more.
Washington, DC is filled with free museums, from Smithsonians including the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the National Museum of Natural History and the National Air and Space Museum, to art-filled museums like the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery of Art. Free museum experiences should be part of any trip to DC, and we have laid out some of our favorites below.
Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum and The Steven F. Udvar Hazy Center
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History
Smithsonian American Art Museum and The Renwick Gallery
George Washington's Mount Vernon
Smithsonian National Postal Museum„