10 Great Places In Washington D.C. To Visit With Kids

1) National Museum Of American History                           (1 of 10)


1) National Museum Of American History                           (1 of 10)




Your family trip to Washington can prove to be quite educational, the city being home to several museums. Do not forget to visit the National Museum of American History in the Smithsonian Institution as the place covers the cultural, military, political, scientific, and social history of the country. Your children will be able to have a look at Dizzy Gillespie’s trumpet, Dorothy’s ruby slippers, and Abraham Lincoln’s top hat, which are some of the most famous artifacts in the museum. There are millions of artifacts here, each an important part of America’s history.

The museum recently underwent a major renovation and now displays the Star-Spangled Banner, which is a 200 year old flag that gave Francis Scott the inspiration to write the National Anthem of the country. Other things that you should make sure that your child has a look at include Julia Child’s kitchen, and the “First Ladies at the Smithsonian” exhibit, which features gowns that were owned by the fourteen first ladies. The guided tours generally last for an hour and there are several lectures and performances within the museum.