National Museum of American History
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Today would be my return journey to New York. But today it is also the 4th of July, Independence Day! I decided to at least spend the morning and part of the afternoon in DC. My metro ride to downtown was initially pretty conventional, but upon reaching the center it got busier and busier. At some point I thought all Americans had come to DC to celebrate their national holiday.
My aim was the National Museum of American History, another fine museum of the Smithsonian family. After politely forcing myself a way through many people who had sat down at Constitution Avenue I managed to cross the avenue and reach the museum. I was early, so, in time to enter without delays. When I left the museum the line of people waiting to enter was incredibly long.
The first thing that became crystal clear was the fact that I would never be able to see everything.
It is "horrible" but I will have to go back to DC many times....
More pictures below!