A Free for All at Local Museums

We Washingtonians are spoiled when it comes to museums.  Not only do we have some of the nation’s — no, make that the world’s — most wonderful museums right in our backyards, but many of them are free. It is one of the things I most appreciate about living in Washington, DC, and raising a family here.

However, there’s a tiny downside: With all this free access, it can be easy to overlook the places that do charge admission, many of which are fantastic. But thanks to Smithsonian Magazine, we’ll have an opportunity to check out some of them the way we’re used to:  free of charge.  This Saturday, September 29, is their annual Museum Day, when many museums that usually charge admission will waive the entrance fee for guests.  All you have to do is register to get your Museum Day Ticket and you can visit a participating museum of your choice for free. Tickets are good for two people, and you must print it and bring with you to receive admission.

These are some of the participating area museums (that usually require a fee) that families will enjoy:

Dumbarton House and Gardens
National Museum of Crime & Punishment
The Kreeger Museum
The Phillips Collection

American Visionary Art Museum
Annapolis Maritime Museum
B&O Railroad Museum
Chesapeake Children’s Museum
College Park Aviation Museum

Alexandria Archaeology Museum
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum

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