Most people know about all the important tourist locations in Washington DC. However, apart from the famous places, there are many underrated galleries and museums you may want to visit during your Washington DC Tour.
National Arboretum is one of the most beautiful gardens in the city. It is a living museum featuring more than just flowers and trees. From here, you can also see original columns of the old East Portico of the U.S. Capitol.
African American Civil War Museum
During the Civil War, around 209,145 African-American soldiers and sailors fought. At this museum, these individuals are remembered through newspaper articles, memorials, and photographs.
Hillyer Art Space
This art gallery is composed of 3 separate rooms and offers a huge variety of contemporary artworks. The gallery focuses on under-represented artists who never had a major solo exhibition within the last 3 years.
The Mansion on O Street
It may seem strange that a hotel would be considered as a tourist attraction. However, this place has many-themed rooms, artworks, secret doors, and guitars signed by some famous celebrities.
Heurich House Museum
This museum, also referred to as ‘Brewmaster’s castle’ is known for beer-focused events like Oktoberfest. Every month, this museum hosts ‘History & Hops’, which features a local brewer, beer tasting, and a tour of the 1890s mansion.
National Geographic Museum
National Geographic Museum is the best place for people who love photography, traveling and animals. This museum is a good place to learn about subjects like animals, oceans, and various cultures around the world.
National Museum of Women in the Arts
This museum has been totally dedicated to celebrating women who have influenced the art world. It features more than 4,500 artworks and ensures that woman artists are never under-acknowledged or forgotten.
International Spy Museum
Here, visitors can interrogate suspected agents, decrypt secret audio conversations, and escape from a replica of a high-security compound. It’s the best place for people who like spy movies like James Bond.
You can find dynamic contemporary arts and murals inside this early 1900s Victorian Church, which is located in the southwest part of DC. This is one of the hidden gems in the city when it comes to artworks and architecture.
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
This museum was opened in 1993, and since then its mission has been to prevent genocide, promote human dignity and confront hatred. Around 40 million visitors have visited this museum since its opening.