View copies of documents from all presidents from Washington to Obama as you take a stroll through presidential history (we have copies on display, but the originals are in our archive area - to see them, ask about our Behind the Scenes tours). Learn fun facts and (literally) put yourself in the president’s seat at the Resolute Desk.
The stories of the Civil War will unfold as you view the weapons and uniforms, and immerse yourself in a reconstruction of a military campsite. Look closely for the breastplate with a bullet through it, the cigar said to have been given as a gift by General Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, and instruments used by military musicians.
Plan Your Visit!
Whether you have a few hours or an entire day to spare, we’d love to take a trip through time with you. From dinosaurs and Egyptian mummies, to World War artifacts and shrunken heads, our collection features amazing rarities from each era.Learn more