The Must-See Museums of Washington DC

National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. Photo by Jared Arango on Unsplash

If you are heading to Washington DC, you can expect a trip filled with American history and culture. After you’ve snapped photos of the White House and the incredible memorials in the city, be sure to check out these essential American museums.


The Newseum is a museum dedicated to the most important news stories in American history. You will see photographs from across the years and will discover new angles on infamous stories. The museum is unique, engaging, and is complete with a stunning rooftop terrace overlooking the city.

National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art showcases works from all around the globe. You will be blown away by the collection and once again, be sure to head up to the rooftop for panoramic views of the city.

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Ever wondered what a space toilet looks like? Head to the Space Museum to get up close with the aircraft and space equipment that took men to the moon. If you are fascinated by the beyond, this spectacular museum is a must-see on your trip to DC.

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum offers a harrowing exploration of the horrors of WWII. Here, you can read personal stories from Holocaust survivors and pay homage to those who suffered one of the world’s most terrible monstrosities.