Can't Miss Sites from the National Museum of American History
It would be easy to spend all day wandering the 300,000 square feet of exhibition space at the Smithsonian’s National Museum
of American History, but if you're short on time here are our can't miss picks.
Photo Courtesy of Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Article by Jennifer V. Cole
Southern Railway Locomotive "1401"
The advent of rail service forever changed the nation, connecting the South and other regions to the rest of the country―meaning
Yankees were finally able to try important things like grits. This 1926 green giant―at 188 tons and 92 feet long, the heaviest
item in the museum―put that regional expansion to use, hauling passenger trains as part of Southern Railway’s Charlotte Division
for 25 years.