National Museum of American History

A student trip to Washington DC is not complete without a visit to the National Museum of American History! Where else can you see the orginal Star Spangled Banner, Lincoln’s top hat, Muhammad Ali’s boxing gloves, C3PO and Dorothy’s ruby red slippers? Students can get their hands on history at interactive carts featuring reproduction objects, talk with gallery interpreters or Museum staff, or “step back into time” with actors portraying characters from the past in live theater presentations. Programs and pre- and post-visit materials are available.