National Museum of American History

The museum opened in 1964.  Known as "America's Attic" the museum offers three floors of exhibitions that explore the rich diversity of American history.  Among the wealth of Americana are the flag that inspired The Star-Spangled Banner, the flag that flew over the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, the very popular first ladies' inaugural gowns, and includes quilts, cars and locomotives.   In addition one will find the ruby slippers from “The Wizard of Oz”, Charlie McCarthy, Howdy Doody, Archie Bunker’s chair, Carol Burnett's maid costume, and many other artifacts of interest.


Constitution Trunk

Pentagon Flag

Washington Uniform

Washington's Sword

Lincoln's Hat

Death mask

Inaugural Gown

Howdy Doody

Ruby Slippers

Burnett Costume

Charlie McArthy

Clinton Sax

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