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Location: The Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union Street, #327, Alexandria, VA
The city of Alexandria has played an enormous role in the history of America. So it makes sense that the Alexandria Archaeology Museum exhibits tell the story of archaeologists and volunteers w...
Location: 105-107 South Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA
The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum is one of the oldest pharmacies in the nation. After extensive renovations it opens to the public again on November 11, 2006.
Edward Stabler st...
Location: 101 Independence Avenue, SE, Washington, DC
The Library of Congress, the US's oldest cultural institution, is arguably the greatest hidden gem for family excursions. Sure, it is the largest library in the world, with an astronomical numb...
Location: 4th Street and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC
The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian galleries and display spaces house both permanent and temporary exhibitions. The museum's permanent exhibitions, Our Universes, <...
Location: 4301 West Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA
Fort Ward is the best preserved of the system of Union forts and batteries built to protect Washington, DC during the American Civil War (1861-1865). Fort Ward Museum interprets the site's hist...
Location: 134 N. Royal Street, Alexandria, VA
Visiting Gadsby's Tavern Museum is an opportunity to step back in time and experience the social and political world of the 18th century. The museum consists of two buildings, a ca. 1785 tavern...
Location: 1639 Washington Plaza, Reston, VA
The volunteer run Reston Urban Storefront Museum features long-term exhibits exploring elements of Reston community life as well as rotating exhibits showcasing the work of students of all ages...
Location: 1661 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
The Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery collects, exhibits, studies, and preserves American crafts from the 19th to 21st centuries. Housed in an historic architectural landmark ac...
Location: 101 North Union Street, Alexandria, VA
The Historic Alexandria History Center & Museum Store reflects themes from all the Office of Historic Alexandria museums. Discovery Carts give visitors a sneak peek of museums' collections incl...
Location: 107 S. Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA
Built in 1855, remodeled in 1871, and renovated in 1992, the Friendship Firehouse Museum offers a taste of history with the razzle-dazzle of machinery and heroism thrown in for good measure.
Location: 201 S. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA
Alexandria's history museum cleaves to its own historical imperative: to serve as a hub for public education, discussion, and intellectual and artistic pursuits.
The Lyceum's collectio...
Location: 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, VA
Built in 1794, and modeled after a Philadelphia townhouse, Sully is open to the public and offers an interesting look at days gone by. Tours and learning center activities focus on the food, cl...
Location: 5626 Bell Station Road, Glenn Dale, MD
Note: the Marietta House Museum is closed for renovation.
Marietta, the Federal style brick home of Gabriel Duvall, an Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court, is listed on th...
Location: 14800 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD
Darnall's Chance House Museum is dedicated to the interpretation and study of the history and culture of 18th century Prince George's County, with special emphasis on the lives of mid-18th cent...