History and Social Studies

Featured History Museums/Exhibits

Historic Blenheim and the Civil War Interpretive Center

View the exhibition gallery, which features an illustrated timeline of Civil War events, replica of the graffiti-filled attic, and more. 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030. Tel: 703-385-8415. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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African American Civil War Memorial & Museum

The education programs allow students to explore the causes and consequences of the Civil War, the formation of the United States Colored Troops, and the path to equality and justice for Americans of African descent in the United States. 1925 Vermont Ave NW, Washington DC 20001. Tel: 202-667-2667. Cost: Free.

Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument

A national monument, the museum celebrates women’s progress toward equality through exhibits that explore topics such as suffrage and important figures of the Women's Rights Movement. 144 Constitution Ave NE, Washington, DC. Tel: 202-546-1210. Cost: Fee.

DAR Museum

Experience the artistry and craftsmanship of America prior to the Industrial while exploring two galleries with permanent and changing exhibitions, as well as thirty-one period rooms reflecting a wide range of time and place. 1776 D Street NW, Washington, DC 20006. Tel: 202-628-1776. Cost: Fee.

Dumbarton Oaks

Research library and museum with important collections in Byzantine studies, pre-Columbian studies, and landscape architecture. Tel: 1703 32nd Street, NW. Washington, DC. 202-339-6400. Cost: Free.

George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum

See more than 1,000 historic prints, manuscripts, maps, and artifacts document the history of Washington, D.C. in the museum's Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection. 701 21st Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20052. Tel: 202-994-5578. Cost: Free.

Mary McLeod Bethune Council House

1318 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005. 202-673-2402. The Council House was the first headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) and was Bethune’s last home in Washington, DC. From here, Bethune and the NCNW spearheaded strategies and developed programs that advanced the interests of African American women. Cost: Free.

National Archives Museum Washington DC

Visit the exhibitions and participate in hands-on activities and programs based on documents, images, maps, posters and more. 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20408. Tel: 202-357-5271. Cost: Free. (Fee for reserved visits).

National Postal Museum

The Smithsonian Institution’s National Postal Museum welcomes groups into the world of mail and stamp collecting. Experience how letters travel, who delivers them, and how the postal system has touched the lives of many around the world. 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20002. Tel: 202-633-5555. Cost: Free.


Bring groups to the Newseum to sniff out the big stories! 555 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington D.C. 20001. Tel: 202-292-6150. Fee/Free.

United States Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center

701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW. Washington, DC. 202-737-2300. Includes both a commemorative public plaza and a Naval Heritage Center. Free.

World Against Racism Museum

1826 R St., N.W. Washington, DC. 202-462-0808. A museum dedicated to the fight against racism. Call for more information.