Washington D.C. is a fascinating place! It is the home of the white house and it’s president Donald Trump. Washington is also home of various amazing Museums and in this article, we shall be discussing about the best museums in Washington D.C. in no particular order.
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM for short) is quite a fascinating museum to visit if your into air or spacecraft. The NASM holds the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft around in the world! That’s pretty dang impressive, and it must be very expensive! This Museum also has exhibitions about certain space and aircraft topics such as Apollo to the moon, discuss about the ground-breaking historic event when the first man walked on the moon. One of the planes the NASM own is the V-1 Cruise Missile, which was the first operational cruise missile. The NASM is a wonderful place to go if you are interested in Space and Aircraft, and in general is just a breath-taking sight to see all the wonderful airplanes from years, to decades ago!
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum or USHMM for short, is a knowledgeable but somber place to go to remember what happened during the worst time to be alive as a Jew or as a American. This place was meant to keep documentation, studies, and interpretations of the holocaust. This place is just so somber, the atmosphere is so grim, and it is upsetting to know that 17 million people overall had DIED during this event. A lot of people apparently come to this place for Holocaust remembrance day which is a somber day as well. Overall, I may not be a big fan of this Museum, but it is worthy to be on this list because it spreads information about the Holocaust and why it was one of the worst events in history!
National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art or NGA for short is just absolutely stunning as there is plenty of historic to modern art! It may not have the Mona Lisa, but there are plenty of amazing pieces in this Washington Museum. For example, the Alba Madonna is a beautiful art piece with Hail Mary, John the Baptist, and Jesus. John is holding up a crucifix to Jesus while Mary is holding the two children. Another great example of stunning art is the Chalice of the Abbot Suger of Saint-Denis. It’s from the 1st to 2nd century B.C. and it’s made with silver mounting, stones, pearls, glass insets, and white glass pearls. It looks breath-taking and seems to be VERY expensive!
Anyway, these are all of the museums I think you should visit as they are fascinating and all of these museums mentioned in this article are all actually free (Well the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has a $1 submission fee for advance tickets from online) and if you would like my personal favorite, it is the National Gallery of Art.
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