Discover Unique Museums in Washington DC

Lesser-Known Public Institutions

Uncover the unexpected when you stay at Hotel RL. There are countless world-famous cultural collections throughout the city, but the following unique museums in Washington DC offer an in-depth look at some interesting niche topics.


You needn’t be a journalist to find interest in the exhibitions at Newseum. With foundations in free expression and the five freedoms of the First Amendment, this museum showcases powerful moments in the history of communications and hosts special events in its role as a national forum for free speech.

555 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.

Washington, DC 20001
(888) 639-7386

Heurich House Museum: The Brewmaster’s Castle

Beer aficionados will appreciate a glimpse into brewing history at the Heurich House Museum. This beer drinkers’ relic is located just steps from Hotel RL in Dupont Circle. Stop by for the monthly History & Hops series for tours, tastings, and talks about DC’s storied brewing history.

1307 New Hampshire Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 429-1894

International Spy Museum

The International Spy Museum has curated an unbelievable look into the history of espionage. The museum includes School for Spies, The Secret History of History, Spies Among Us, and other intriguing exhibitions. Interactive spy experiences are also offered by these experts in deception.

800 F St NW

Washington, DC 20004
(202) 393-7798