Washington DC Holiday Museum and Memorial Photo Highlights

If you’re on holiday in New York and have a few days spare it’s definitely worth hopping on an Amtrak train to visit Washington DC, the nations capital and home to many of the world’s highest quality free entry museums.

Amtrak Northeast Regional Train

As you would expect for a nations capital there are many significant monuments and memorials including the Lincoln Memorial, World War II Memorial and Washington Monument.

Lincoln Memorial Washington DC

Lincoln Memorial Washington DC

Lincoln Memorial Washington DC

Lincoln Memorial Washington DC

World War II Memorial Washington DC

While in DC we stopped by at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum.

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Washington DC

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Washington DC

We also spent several hours exploring the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Washington DC

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Washington DC

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Washington DC

If you visit the world’s largest library, the Library of Congress, you can see originals of some famous bibles, examine old maps and see many other interesting exhibitions.

Library of Congress Washington DC

Library of Congress Washington DC

Library of Congress Washington DC

The Supreme Court of the United States is also nearby.

Supreme Court of the United States Washington DC

Since we’re interested in the media we visited the Newseum interactive museum of news and journalism, unfortunately the Newseum is in a troubled financial state and will shut down at the end of 2019.

Newseum interactive museum of news and journalism Washington DC

Newseum interactive museum of news and journalism Washington DC

If you like American Art, drop in to The Smithsonian American Art Museum.

The Smithsonian American Art Museum Washington DC

If you’re interested in art, history and museums you could easily spend two weeks or more on holiday in Washington DC.

National Mall Washington DC

Smithsonian Museums Washington DC

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