Things to Do and See in Washington DC
But wait, there’s more museums! These are normally not free, and some can be quite pricy, but they are worth thinking about—especially if you have a special area of interest.
The Holocaust Museum, while possibly the most depressing museum in DC (tied with the Native American Museum), is very worthy of a visit. On a lighter note, there’s also the Spy Museum (where you get a secret identity as you step inside, and have to try to maintain it through the whole exhibit) and the Newseum (museum of press).
If you’re an art enthusiast who wants more than the free National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, or National Portrait Gallery, you also have your pick of private galleries: The Phillips Collection (modern art), Corcoran Gallery of Art, Textile Museum, Kreeger Museum, and National Museum of Women in the Arts.
Basically: There are a lot of museums. See again the note about picking a max of two a day.