"Smithsonian Museum of American History" National Museum of American History Tip by leafmcgowan


The National Museum of American History opened to the public in January 1964 as the Museum of History and Technology. It was the sixth Smithsonian building on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Since then, some 4 million visitors pass through the doors each year to enjoy the Museum?s exhibitions, public programs, educational activities, collections, and research facilities. The NMAH is dedicated to understanding the nation and its people - and houses more than 3 million artifacts; from the original Star-Spangled Banner to Lincoln's Top hat, to Dorothy's ruby slippers from the Wizard of Oz. The Museum's ARchives hosts an amazing array of American history documents, photographs, and other works. The Museum is currently under renovation and will be open again the summer of 2008.

Address: On the National Mall, 14th Street and Constitution
Directions: On the National Mall, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202-633-1000
Website: http://americanhistory.si.edu/

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  • Written Jan 14, 2007
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