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Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Shelby Morrow

I have had the privilege of visiting the National Museum of American History in Washington D.C. It was such an amazing experience to get to see some of our countries oldest treasures. We saw a few artifacts from President Abraham Lincoln. We first saw his famous top hat, which was a bit worn and tattered, but still in a great condition considering it's age. We saw another exhibit of his, his horse drawn carriage. The carriage was used to transport Lincoln the night of his assassination and has been kept in great condition. Also on view, was George Washington's Bible, along with his wife, Martha Washington's, inauguration gown. The most amazing thing for me to see was the American flag that inspired the Star-Spangled Banner. The flag is almost two hundred years old and is 30by- 34-foot and kept in a special environmentally controlled chamber. It was so amazing to see the history behind out country come to life and see for yourself the amazing artifacts that make our country unique.