Check Out The National Museum of the American Indian

A Native American man wearing a traditional headpiece and outfit.

Less than nine miles from our Forestville, MD apartments is a unique destination featuring one of the world’s most extensive collections of Native objects. The National Museum of the American Indian is the country’s first institution dedicated solely to Native American heritage.

Open every day of the year, except Christmas, with free admission, notable exhibits include:

The Great Inca Road: Engineering an Empire 

Spanning more than 20,000 miles, the Inca Road is one of history’s most monumental engineering achievements. It crosses everything from mountains to deserts and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Great Inca Road exhibit focuses on the technologies used to construct the road and the legacy of the Inca Empire. 

Our Universes: Traditional Knowledge Shapes Our World

Arranged around the solar year, Our Universes gives the indigenous peoples of the Western Hemisphere the opportunity to share the wisdom of their ancestors through art, language, and celebration. The exhibit focuses on eight cultural philosophies, including the Lakota and Pueblo of Santa Clara. It also highlights the Denver March Powwow and other seasonal events. 


This fascinating exhibit details the ways American Indians have been a part of the country’s culture before the United States began. The display includes stories, powerful images, and an Indian Chief motorcycle. The 1948 bike is considered one of the most stylish, mass-produced bikes of all time. It’s bright yellow with an Indian figure fender ornament. 

The National Museum of the American Indian is just one of the cultural attractions near The District at Forestville. If you’re looking for a place to call home, please contact us. Our leasing agents would love to give you a tour. 

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