Washington DC Museums

Explore Washington DC’s Museums

Explore Washington DC’s Museums. America’s capital city is packed with world-famous museums that are free to visit both in-person or virtually. Some of the most popular museums and attractions in the city offer virtual tours including National Museum of Natural History,  National Gallery of ArtNational Air and Space Museum, and the National Zoo. Other virtual Smithsonian tours include the Smithsonian Institution, commonly known as The Castle, and Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden.

Elsewhere in the Capital Region, Virginia’s rich history is on display at Mount Vernon, the home of President George Washington; Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello;  and Colonial Williamsburg, a recreation of early Colonial life in Virginia. Explore the collections at the National Women’s History Museum and Chrysler Museum of Art or walk the gardens at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond. If you’re looking for something a bit more exciting, take a virtual ride on one of the thrilling rollercoasters at King’s Dominion theme park. Discover more virtual tours in Virginia.

With its location along the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Coast, it’s no surprise that Maryland boasts numerous activities and attractions revolving around the water. Get a taste of the state’s maritime history and culture with virtual tours of Annapolis Maritime Museum. Relax your mind as you watch the jellyfish and rays swimming in the National Aquarium’s live broadcasts of their Blacktip Reef, Pacific Coral Reef, and Jellyfish Invasion tanks. Other popular sites offering virtual tours include Walters Art MuseumThe Baltimore Museum of ArtClara Barton National Historic Site, and the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.

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