The Joy of Museums

Finding Meaning in a Museum

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. - 2007 aerial view

Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as “Washington” or “D.C.” is the political capital of the United States.

Washington, D.C. has some of the world’s greatest museums. Featured currently on “Joy of Museums” is the following:

By the end of 2017 the following museums will be added:

  • National Portrait Gallery
  • National Museum of Natural History
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture

Essential Facts:

  • City:                       Washington, D.C.
  • Country:               United States
  • Created:            1790
  • Named after:   George Washington, 1st President of the US



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