When you visit Washington, D.C., there are many things to visit with a majority of them being around the National Mall and one of those places to visit is the National Museum of American History which is a dedicated to American History as the name suggests. The museum covers social, political, cultural, scientific and military history of the United States of America.
In there, there are plenty of things to have a look at, but by far, the one that most people look for is the flag that inspired the national anthem, the star spangled banner. Some other areas to look at are the exhibit of the First Ladies of America, which displays their dresses, Julia Child's kitchen, and a statue of George Washington to name a few.
It is free to visit, and part of the Smithsonian Institution museums which consists of 19 museums, galleries and a National Zoo. Within the D.C. Metro area, you can also visit the Air and Space Museum, the National Zoo, and the African American History and Culture Museum just to name a few.
Visit the official website at http://www.si.edu/Museums/american-history-museum for more information.
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