The Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the National Mall and the National Capitol building are among the most iconic landmarks in the U.S. The park, however, is also home to one of the most notable museums in the world.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture opened in 2013, and has since grown to encompass more than 100,000 objects from African-American history, culture and art.
But while museums around the country display artifacts from their own collections, the Smithsonian has one of its own.
In 2015, the museum’s collection of nearly 1.4 million items was selected as one of America’s 100 most significant collections by National Geographic.
And just in case you needed more reasons to visit the National Museum, here are 10 reasons why.
The Smithsonian has been around for centuries.
It’s no wonder that many people associate it with history.
The museum’s collections are a snapshot of what African Americans experienced and what they accomplished over a lifetime.
From its beginnings in 1832, the institution has expanded to include a collection of more than 1,000 million artifacts from around the world and hundreds of thousands of objects from the Civil War era.
And it’s home to a world-class collection of Native American artifacts, among them the remains of more then 100 people, most of them enslaved.
The library of the Smithsonian is open year round.
The collection of over 1,200,000 items in the National Archives is open for public viewing every year, and the museum has been known to offer tours of its collections year-round.
The Museum of Natural History is a place to learn about the wonders of nature.
Smithsonian curators have been exploring the world of biodiversity for more than a century, and in 2015, they established the National Zoo as one such project.
While the museum is not directly connected to the Smithsonian, the Zoo is a hub for scientists, conservationists, and researchers to meet and interact with other people who share similar interests.
The Center for American Folklife and Art has been home to more than 500 artists and artisans.
The institution’s collections include more than 300,000 works from across the globe, including more than 200 paintings and sculptures by the likes of Salvador Dali, Damien Hirst, and René Magritte.
There are plenty of museums in New York City, including the Museum of the City.
In fact, there are more than 3,000 museums in all of the U,S.
and over 300 abroad.
But the Smithsonian’s collection is among the few to include nearly 1,500 objects from its own collections.
Smithsonian students have been known for their enthusiasm.
Smithsonian alumni, especially women, are among its most dedicated fans.
The organization is especially dedicated to educating girls about the world they live in, and its programs have helped launch the careers of several female artists.
The African- American Museum of Art is the only museum dedicated entirely to African American art.
The group has the largest collection of African-Americans in the country, with more than 4,000 pieces from across Africa.
The Whitney Museum of American Art is known for its unique collections.
The center houses some of the largest and most unique art collections in the United States, including works by artists such as Banksy, Monet, and Paul Gauguin.
The Library of Congress is home to the Library of American History.
Its collection is one of only three to include more African American collections than any other institution in the nation.
The Carnegie Library, which houses some 500,000 artifacts, is home the National Park Service, the U and the Smithsonian.
It is one the largest public collections of American history.