Dating back more than 150 years, every Washington, D.C. resident is well aware that our city is chock-full of historic charm and a storied American past on every block. At our local museums, you can learn all about it firsthand and get a lesson far beyond the classroom.
Right around the corner from your RESA apartment, there are tons of museums that can entertain the whole family ranging from those oriented for kids to those on historic homesteads. Check these museums out this weekend.
National Building Museum, located at 401 F St NW, Washington, D.C. which is seven minutes from home, is a museum of architecture, design, engineering, construction and urban planning. It educates, entertains and engages people about the built environment and challenges them to advocate for a sustainable and equitable future.
Through exhibitions, educational programs and special events, the museum welcomes visitors of all ages to experience stories about the built world and its power to shape our lives, our communities and our future. It resides in the historic Pension Building, which contains one of the most awe-inspiring spaces in the nation’s capital: a soaring, expansive Great Hall featuring eight colossal Corinthian columns.
National Museum of Asian Art, located at 1050 Independence Ave SW, Washington, D.C. which is an 11 minute drive from your RESA apartment, is an art museum of the Smithsonian Institution focusing on Asian art.
The museum cares for exceptional collections of Asian art, with more than 45,000 objects dating from the Neolithic period to today and originating from the ancient Near East to China, Japan, Korea, South and Southeast Asia, and the Islamic world. Nearly a century old, the Freer Gallery of Art also holds a significant group of American works of art largely dating to the late nineteenth century.
401 F St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
1050 Independence Ave SW, Washington, D.C. 20560