Relaxing take on American history
The Smithsonian Museums are always high on the list of must-see attractions when visiting DC. While they are all great in their own way, they can often turn into sardine cans full of tourists. If you’re looking for a great museum in the Smithsonian family that is rarely as crowded as those situated on the National Mall, my favorite is the National Portrait Gallery. In a far more relaxing atmosphere, the NPG, and easily the favorite of Washington locals. It gives a unique take on American History through pictures, paintings, and sculptures of America’s most prominent figures.