Washington, D.C. History Is Alive At These Local Museums

BY Blog Editor

Dating back more than 150 years, every Washington, D.C. resident is well aware that our city is chock-full of historic charm and a storied American past on every block. At our local museums, you can learn all about it firsthand and get a lesson far beyond the classroom. 

Right around the corner from your Wray apartment, there are tons of museums that can entertain the whole family ranging from those oriented for kids to those on historic homesteads. Check these museums out this weekend.

Heurich House Museum, located at 1307 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, D.C. which is six minutes from your Wray apartment, is a Gilded Age mansion that explores the American experience through the legacy of German immigrant Christian Heurich and his Washington, D.C. brewery, and creates an equitable path to success for local small-scale businesses.

Explore the lives of turn-of-the-century Washingtonians on a tour of the historic home of brewer and immigrant Christian Heurich. Step back in time to the year 1894, and see things from the eyes of household staff, Heurich brewery workers, the craftspeople who built his home, the brewer himself, and his wife Amelia. 

Smithsonian American Art Museum, located at G Street Northwest &, 8th St NW, Washington, D.C. which is 12 minutes from your Wray apartment, holds one of the world’s largest and most inclusive collections of art, from the colonial period to the present, made in the United States.

Explore the sweep of the American imagination across four centuries at the nation’s flagship museum for American art and craft. Here, find inspiring artworks and special exhibitions online and in person, as well as national educational offerings, video interviews with artists and virtual studio tours, lectures and more. Admission is always free.

Heurich House Museum

1307 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

(202) 429-1894

Smithsonian American Art Museum

G Street Northwest &, 8th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

(202) 633-1000

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