35 Museums Around America That Have Reopened to Visitors

Museums across the country are beginning to open their doors just in time to provide an air-conditioned escape from the summer heat. Most museums are putting health and safety guidelines in place, such as required face coverings and limited capacity to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Spend a day taking in the exciting exhibits at these 35 museums around America that are reopening to visitors.

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Colonial Williamsburg

101 Visitor Center Dr, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Experience living history and learn all about life in 18th century America at this Williamsburg, VA museum and historic district. FYI: face-coverings are required!

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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Space Commerce Way, Merritt Island, FL 32953

This NASA-adjacent facility in Cape Canaveral, FL, is a must for space-and-tech lovers. They’re open with safety protocols in place.

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Hunter Museum of American Art

10 Bluff View Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37403

Soak up some culture in Chattanooga, TN facility overlooking the Tennessee River. View the Hunter’s collection, outdoor sculpture garden, plus rotating exhibitions.

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The Charleston Museum

360 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403

Experience one of the first museums in America in Charleston, SC. Attractions include historic weaponry, historic textiles, kidstory, Charleston Silver, and more!

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Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences

1 Clay Square, Charleston, WV 25301

Visit another Charleston —- this one’s in West Virginia to see a massive museum dedicated to visual, live and science arts.

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National Memorial for Peace and Justice

417 Caroline St, Montgomery, AL 36104

This Mongomery, AL institution commemorates victims of lynchings.

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Biltmore House and Gardens

1 Lodge St, Asheville, NC 28803

Ashville, NA is home to this historic house-turned-museum of the largest privately-owned estate in the U.S. with gorgeous architecture and gardens.

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Ernest Hemingway Museum

907 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040

Hemingway’s immortalized residence in Key West, FL.

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Museum of Clean

711 S 2nd Ave, Pocatello, ID 83201

Pocatello, ID — a museum that covers everything in the history of cleanliness.

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Museum of Aviation

1942 Heritage Blvd, Robins AFB, GA 31098

This USAF museum in Fort Robins, GA teaches visitors all about the latest and greatest in airborne advances.

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Neon Museum

770 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, NV 89101

A Las Vegas, NV Staple, The Neon Museum, boasts a large collection of the city’s iconic art form — the neon sign.

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National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

1700 NE 63rd St, Oklahoma City, OK 73111

The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, OK, has a collection of rare American Indian and western artifacts.

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Museum of World Treasures

835 E 1st St N, Wichita, KS 67202

Visit Wichita, KS, to view an eclectic collection of artifacts, including dinosaur specimens and pieces of the Berlin Wall.

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American Banjo Museum

9 E Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the history of the banjo in America from Earl Scruggs to Steve Martin is waiting in Oklahoma City, OK.

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The Mob Museum

300 Stewart Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101

This history museum is also known as the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement.

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Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

800 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202

Baseball and history fans will enjoy this expansive museum located in Louisville, KY that covers everything from manufacturing bats to the art of baseball.

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Gibbes Museum of Art

135 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401

A South Carolina Gem in Charleston, this unique art museum showcases classic fine arts as well as emerging artist exhibitions.

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Graceland

Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, TN 38116

The holy grail for Elvis fans in Memphis, TN, is open for visitors who love all things, rock n’ roll and Americana.

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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

600 Museum Way, Bentonville, AR 72712

Located in Bentonville, AR, this renowned high art museum has works from Andy Warhol and Norman Rockwell.

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Space Center Houston

1601 E NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX 77058

Another amazing space-focused museum in Houston, TX has interactive exhibits, experiences, and activities for all ages.

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Anchorage Museum

625 C St, Anchorage, AK 99501

If you’re lucky enough to live in or visit one of our most remote states, the Anchorage Museum in Anchorage, AK, is an unforgettable experience featuring exhibits on art, history, ethnography, and science.

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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

520 16th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

Birmingham, AL’s civil rights museum is an iconic center that chronicles the struggles of the 1950s and 1960s epicenter of the American movement.

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Huntington Museum of Art

2033 McCoy Rd, Huntington, WV 25701

One of the many treasures of the blue ridge region is the Huntington, WA museum of art. Collections include every type of art, from American to Asian to European to Inuit.

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Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI 48124

This Dearborn, MI complex shows visitors everything about a classic American hero — Henry Ford. See how the automobile evolved over time!

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Shaw Center for the Arts

100 Lafayette St, Baton Rouge, LA 70801

In the cultural center of Baton Rouge, LA, you will find the Shaw Center for the Arts. Here you can view fine art collections and live performances.

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Muhammad Ali Center

144 N 6th St, Louisville, KY 40202

This non-profit in Louisville, KY, centers on the celebrated native boxer Muhammed Ali.

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National Quilt Museum

215 Jefferson St, Paducah, KY 42001

Though the name might sound boring, this Paducah, KY museum makes the history of quilting in America seem thrilling through interactive exhibits and collections.

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St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum

12 S Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084

Bring your mateys, wenches, and captains to this picturesque destination in St. Augustine, FL. You’ll be treated to ancient pirate artifacts and a wealth of knowledge about the old seafarers.

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Perot Museum of Nature and Science

2201 N Field St, Dallas, TX 75201

Opening to the public on July 9th! This museum “amazes your brain” with exhibits on homosapines, dinosaurs and the solar system.

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National World War II Museum

945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

A solemn landmark in the playground of NOLA is the National World War II Museum. Exhibits cover the worldwide tragedy of the war and the struggles of everyday people during that time.

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U.S. Space & Rocket Center

1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL 35805

Located in Huntsville, AL, this rocket and artifact centered museum is a haven for science fiends. Attractions include a planetarium and geographic theater.

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Idaho Potato Museum

130 NW Main St, Blackfoot, ID 83221

Iconic Idaho’s potatoes get their moment in the sun at the Idaho Potato Museum in Blackfoot, ID.

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State Historical Museum of Iowa

600 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50319

Bustling Des Moines, IA, is home to the best-known historical museum of the state. Must-sees inside Hollywood in the Heartland and the history of Bicycling in Iowa.

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Kansas Aviation Museum

3350 George Washington Blvd, Wichita, KS 67210

Displaying many of the most iconic aircrafts in the U.S. is the Kansas Aviation Museum. Exhibits like the Aviation Hall of Fame, Cessna, and the Learjet are among the top attractions.

 

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