The Best Virtual History Museum Tours You Can Take From Home

Missing your fix of history museums now that we’re unable to go out very often? If so, don’t worry. There are plenty of virtual history museum tours that you can take from home. We have rounded up some of the very best.

Smithsonian Museum of American History

This museum is one of the best in the world when it comes to American History. It boasts more than 1.8 million objects that have, in some way, defined the American way of life. They have plenty of interesting virtual exhibitions that you can take part in, from Abraham Lincoln’s life through the Uncle Sam and the ‘Advertising War.’ This is a must for anyone interested in American history!

National Women’s History Museum

If you want to know how big a part women played in the shaping of America, then this is the virtual history museum tour for you. There are dozens of biographies, resources, virtual exhibits and oral histories from the American Rosie movement too. Some of the best exhibits include ‘The Women of NASA,’ ‘Breaking in: Women in STEM,’ and ‘Standing up for Change.’

National Museum of African American History and Culture

This museum has really stepped up its virtual game, with some fascinating exhibits and an area called ‘Collections Stories.’ In this section, museum staff talk about some of their favorite collections and pieces in the museum, from some shards of stained glass from the 16th Street Baptist Church through to the training gear of Muhammad Ali. There are some fascinating and often spine-tingling stories to be told here.

Anne Frank House

The Anne Frank House is one of the most visited museums in the world, so it only made sense that they took things virtual. Here you can take a virtual reality tour of the secret annex where Anne and her family hid, along with a companion exhibit that includes content from her diary.

These virtual history museum tours should keep you busy for a little while at least!