‘America on the Move’, National Museum of American History, Washington D.C.

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad


The Smithsonian Institution is the largest chain of museums in the world.  Among those museums is the National Museum of American History formerly known as the museum of History and Technology.  Located on the National Mall in Washington D.C., it shows the history of life in the United States of America.  Some of the museum’s features include the war boat ‘Philadelphia’ and the American flag that flew over Fort McHenry during the War of 1812 at the time Francis Scott Key was inspired to write the poem that became the national anthem of the United States of America.  You will see how America became the nation it is today with a visit to this museum.


Now some of you are saying, “This is great.  I enjoy visiting Washington D.C. with all the monuments, and the Smithsonian has great museums.  This museum does not have anything to do with trains.  Therefore…

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