The National Museum of American History,
known as "Americas Attic,"
been recently renovated
. The museum offers
three floors of exhibitions that explore the rich
diversity of American history. Among the wealth of
Americana are the flag that inspired The Star-Spangled
Banner, first ladies' inaugural gowns, quilts, cars and
locomotives. Popular exhibitions include Information
Age, Field to Factory, A More Perfect Union: Japanese
Americans and the Constitution, and American Encounters.
The museum features permanent and special exhibits.
Check the link to the museum's site below for current
Open: daily 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; extended
summer hours determined annually. Tours for groups and
for hearing and visually impaired visitors by
appointment; call (202) 357-1481 or (202) 357- 1563
(TTY) Monday-Friday. Admission:
Metro: Smithsonian, Federal Triangle.