United States Botanic Garden
The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) consisting of the Conservatory, National Garden and Bartholdi Park - is a museum with a difference – our artifacts are the living treasures of the world.
A real treat for humans... not just horticulturists. Go ahead and smell the flowers!
Beautiful outdoor space with lovely and unique botanic gardens. I nice escape from the city hustle and bustle.
The United States Botanic Garden is a botanic garden on the grounds of the United States Capitol. It is a living plant museum that informs visitors about the importance, and often irreplaceable value, of plants to the well-being of humans and to earth's fragile ecosystems. It is one of the oldest…
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison shared a dream of a national botanic garden in the late 18th century, and the three were successful in establishing one on the southwest corner of the National Mall by 1820. Today, visitors can enjoy this living, indoor-outdoor museum and its…
If you like plants, green houses, and nature - this is an easy to access and unique experience. This large green house contains unique plants, and is a favorite location to many that work on the Hill and live in the area.
“Probably one of the most overlooked Smithsonian museums. I like it because it’s interesting and quick. You can be in and out in 30-45 min, check out the Gutenberg bible.”
“When's the last time you tried Native-American cuisine? A diverse and multifaceted cultural and educational enterprise, the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is an active and visible component of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum complex. The NMAI cares for one of the world's most expansive collections of Native artifacts, including objects, photographs, archives, and media covering the entire Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego. The National Museum of the American Indian operates three facilities. The museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., offers exhibition galleries and spaces for performances, lectures and symposia, research, and education. The George Gustav Heye Center (GGHC) in New York City houses exhibitions, research, educational activities, and performing arts programs. The Cultural Resources Center (CRC) in Suitland, Maryland, houses the museum's collections as well as the conservation, repatriation, and digital imaging programs, and research facilities. The NMAI's off-site outreach efforts, often referred to as the "fourth museum," include websites, traveling exhibitions, and community programs. Since the passage of its enabling legislation in 1989 (amended in 1996), the NMAI has been steadfastly committed to bringing Native voices to what the museum writes and presents, whether on-site at one of the three NMAI venues, through the museum's publications, or via the Internet. The NMAI is also dedicated to acting as a resource for the hemisphere's Native communities and to serving the greater public as an honest and thoughtful conduit to Native cultures—present and past—in all their richness, depth, and diversity. ”
“ Visitors to Washington DC can see the building which houses the activities of the United States Congress. The Capitol Building offers free tours and special exhibits throughout the year.”
“Take the Metro to Judiciary Square (12 minutes) to visit the National Gallery of Art. Great views of downtown DC and the Mall from the new tower of the East Wing.”