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.
In 1960, four African American students protested Jim Crow laws at this original section of the F.W. Woolworth lunch counter―the era’s first passive sit-in. Actors lead visitors through a re-creation of 1960s training for non-violent protests, including how to behave, what to say or not say, and how to react if you’re harassed. EXTRA TIP: Next month, the International Civil Rights Center & Museum will open in Greensboro, North Carolina, on the original Woolworth site.