Washington D.C. Museums:
Washington D.C. Museums – It goes without saying that a tremendous number of museums are located in our Nation’s Capital. Don’t forget about the Smithsonian Museums. Here are just a few.
Ford’s Theatre: The site of the April 14, 1865, assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, this is a working theatre, historical monument, world-class museum and learning center. The theatre produces musicals and plays reflecting the unique, diverse character of American life. With its inspiring theatrical productions, live historic interpretation, and rich collection of artifacts, Ford’s Theatre is the premier destination in the nation’s capital to explore and celebrate the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln. A daytime visit to the Ford’s campus traces the story of Lincoln’s presidency, assassination and legacy. The campus includes the museum, theatre, Petersen House (the house where Lincoln died) and the new Center for Education and Leadership. Tickets are required but admission is free. In the evenings and on weekends, Ford’s presents dynamic productions of renowned plays, vibrant musicals, and newly commissioned works that captivate and entertain while examining political and social issues related to Lincoln’s legacy. In the spring and summer, Ford’s produces one-act plays and walking tours exploring Civil War Washington. In addition, Ford’s provides engaging educational programs for students, teachers and life-long learners, using Lincoln’s speeches and legacy to build speech, writing and leadership skills. You learn a lot about the United States in that period, and of course, Abraham Lincoln and his assassination.
Museum of the Bible: A Museum providing guests with an immersive and personalized experience as they explore the history, narrative, and impact of the Bible. Using cutting-edge technology, the Bible comes to life before your eyes. Complete with a world stage theater, a Fly Board ride experience, and personalized digital guides. The First Floor also has a permanent exhibition from the Vatican Museums and Library and other offerings. The Second Floor focuses on The Impact of the Bible exploring the Bible’s global influence in music, fashion, government, and American culture. The Third Floor offers creatively presented Stories of the Bible in three venues that are separate theatres with imagined walls that are caves and interiors of rooms as they would have been 2000-3000 years ago. The three are the Hebrew Bible Experience, the New Testament Theatre, and the World of Jesus of Nazareth. The Fourth Floor is the History of the Bible and it is a rich, engrossing, spectacular offering. The Fifth Floor has the World Stage Theater with an immersive multi-media Bible reading experience, and the permanent exhibit of 800 artifacts from archaeological digs provided by the Israel Antiquities Authority. At their invitation you can touch a two-ton stone from Herod’s Palace. There are over800 artifacts, some of which are more than 3500 years old. The Sixth Floor has a viewing garden, the Manna Restaurant and seating to view the skyline of Washington, DC.
National Law Enforcement Museum: Discover artifacts from the nation’s most infamous true crime cases such as the O.J. Simpson Trial, Boston Marathon bombing, and the D.C. area Sniper attacks. Revisit major historical events such as the Seal Team Six raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound, or Eliot Ness’ investigation into Al Capone’s illicit bootlegging operation. Take on the vital role of a 911 Emergency Operator by answering calls and making tough decisions; or challenge your split-second decision making in our training simulator used in the field and led by former law enforcement professionals. Experience all this and more at DC’s newest and most interactive museum perfect for all ages and interests.
Newseum: Find out for yourself why everyone is calling the Newseum the best experience. Each of the seven levels in this magnificent building is packed with interactive exhibits that increase understanding of the importance of a free press and the First Amendment. Visitors experience the story of news, the role of a free press in major events in history, and how the core freedoms of the First Amendment – religion, speech, press, assembly and petition – apply to our lives. Whether you have just a few hours or want to spend all day, you’ll find something for everyone in the family in the Newseum’s 15 theaters and 15 galleries.
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