Washington DC is overflowing with incredible museums. One of my favorites is the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. This museum is loaded with remarkable artifacts from America’s past.
Visitors can spend hours discovering this museum’s unique mix of treasures. While you’re there, keep a look out for these 5 fabulous finds.
1. Appomattox Furniture
General Lee surrendered to Ulysses S Grant on this furniture on April 9, 1865. Lee sat in the armchair and Grant in the upholstered chair.
2. Flag from LCC 60
This 48-star American Flag flew atop the Landing Craft, Control 60, as it guided other ships ashore during the invasion of Utah Beach on D-day.
3. George Washington’s Writing Case
During the Revolutionary War, George Washington used this writing case.
4. Ruby Slippers
Judy Garland wore these size five ruby slippers when she played Dorothy in the Wizzard of Oz.
5. State China
The National Museum of American History has several sets of state china on display, including this selection by Mary Todd Lincoln.
Mary Todd Lincoln must have liked the color purple. Check out her purple velvet dress from 1861.
The more time you spend at the National Museum of American History, the more fabulous finds you’ll discover. There are surprises here around every corner.
Want to see more? Take a look at 17 Awesome Things to See at the National Museum of American History.