The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
A National Museum
The National Museum of American History is home to the Star-Spangled Banner, the flag that inspired our national anthem. That flag's "broad stripes and bright stars" have shaped the Museum and its mission, as have the flags for every U.S. state and territory surrounding the building's terrace. Integral to the building design, these flags emphasize political unity and the Museum's role in telling the stories of all Americans.
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State flags wave over the Museum's terrace.
National Museum of American History
Kenneth E. Behring Center
Erected by Smithsonian Institution.
Location. 38° 53.502′ N, 77° 1.791′ W. Marker is in The National Mall, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Constitution Avenue NW (U.S. 50) west of 12th Street NW, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. On the grounds of the National Museum of American History. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1300 Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC 20560, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Making A Modern Museum (a few steps from this marker); Renovating the Fountain (within shouting distance Public Art for a Modern Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Legacy of War (within shouting distance of this marker); Keeping it Green (within shouting distance of this marker); From Workers to Environment (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Division (about 500 feet away); Our Tax Dollars (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
Categories. • Architecture • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 15, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 15, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.