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National Museum of American History

(United States of America - District of Columbia - Washington DC)

This museum focuses on the history of the United States. In a special exhibition, called Price of Freedom: Americans at War, twelve wars are highlighted in a very attractive way, besides the twelve wars, there is a collection of the conflict from 1989 until now in which the US participated.

War of independence (1775-1783)
War of 1812 (1812-1815)
Eastern Indian Wars (1813-1838)
Mexican war (1846-1848)
Civil War (1861-1865)
Spanish American War (1898-1902)
Western Indian Wars (1866-1890)
World War I (1917-1918)
World War II (1941-1945)
Korean War (1950-1953)
Cold War (1945-1989)
Vietnam War (1956-1975)
New American Roles (1989-Present)

The museum has several rare pieces from the wars in its collection. Some other interesting exhibits and attributes can be visited as well. Considerable attention has been paid to 9/11, slavery, industrialization, explorers, life in general in the past including the sixties and many other beautiful and funny pieces of the history of the United States.

For current visiting hours, please visit the website of the museum.


  • Text: Fedor de Vries & Paul Moerenhout
  • Photos: Anneke & Paul Moerenhout

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Constitution Avenue NW
Washington DC
001 (202) 633-1000
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