National Museum of American History

National Museum of American History


Address

National Museum of American History

Transportation

Bike Share, Metro, Bus, Walking

METRO Rail

 Federal Triangle Metro Station is 0.16 miles from museum (Blue/Orange line)

                   Archive Metro Station is 0.24 miles from museum (Green/Yellow line) 

Phone

1-202-633-1000

Website

http://americanhistory.si.edu/

Amenities

   

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. Among the items on display are the original Star-Spangled Banner and Archie Bunker's chair. The museum is part of the Smithsonian Institution and located on the National Mall at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.

The museum opened in 1964 as the Museum of History and Technology. It was one of the last structures designed by the renowned architectural firm McKim Mead & White. In 1980, the museum was renamed The National Museum of American History
to represent its mission of the collection, care, study, and interpretation of objects that reflect the experience of the American
people.