The National Museum of American History is a part of the Smithsonian Institute at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The museum’s wide-ranging collection includes everything from early American historical objects, such as the original Star-Spangled Banner flag, to modern pop culture and movie memorabilia. If visiting in late October, be sure to look for the annual Smithsonian Food Festival to taste classic American dishes and learn about the relationship between food and important events in American history.