PHOTOS: A Tour of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History

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AmericaJR’s Jason and Gloria Rzucidlo recently visited the National Museum of American History. It 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 is the original Star-Spangled Banner. The museum is part of the Smithsonian Institution and located on the National Mall at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. The first floor’s East Wing (called 1 East) has exhibits that feature transportation and technology; they include America on the Move and Lighting a Revolution. The exhibits in the West Wing (1 West) address science and innovation.

The National Museum of American History is located at 14th St and Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001. Free admission for all. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every day.