Take flight at Washington D.C.’s National Air and Space Museum, not too far from Residences on the Avenue. Here, you’ll find the original aircrafts and artifacts that led directly to the flying machines of today. Here, you can explore the history of space travel, and see Fifty Years of Human Spaceflight, which showcases how the dream of space travel became a reality. There’s also a great exhibit about commercial aviation which highlights how these commonplace modes of travel were once something rare and spectacular. If you like hands-on history, this place is for you, since visitors get to see firsthand the sheer human genius that went into making flight possible.
National Air and Space Museum
Independence Avenue and 6th Street SW
Washington, DC 20560