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User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 2
Posted (15 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1547 times:

Are there any good aviation museums (specifically commercial) in Washington DC which you can recommend? This is a fairly urgent post, as my flight arrives DCA this Friday.


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User currently offlineA student From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1527 times:

national air and space museum. cool museum, it's for free, and it has quite a few nice old little planes. they will open a new sub-branch at dulles in the future, and that will be cramped full of planes.

User currently offlineN202PA From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1577 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (15 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1524 times:

You can check out the National Air and Space Museum online at:


Currently, the museum is undergoing a year-long renovations process that has closed some exhibits. One of my favorites, the space hall, is closed. Two other areas are scheduled to open around this time of the month, but you'll have to call them up to see if they're actually open.

Since you're coming into DCA, you can take the blue line from the National Airport station directly to the Smithsonian station. Come up the escalator from the station, and head down the Mall towards the Capitol building. Walk for about four blocks, passing the Smithsonian Castle (big reddish-colored building) and the Hirshhorn Museum (whitish-grey circular building) on your right. The Air and Space Museum will be just past that, on the right. You can't miss it.  

Also, be sure not to miss the historical room at National Airport...it's a bit off the beaten path, and it may or may not still be open, but it's in the Main Terminal (which is also currently undergoing renovations). Enter the main terminal from National Hall (terminals B & C), and head left into the main section of the terminal. Immediately to your left is a staircase; head to the top, where the room is. Inside, you'll find the history of the National Airport site, artifacts from airlines that have served DCA over the years, and photos galore. Be sure to pick up a free National Airport/Abingdon Plantation poster, if they have any left.  

User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (15 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1512 times:


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