Many of the museums in Washington DC are so large and cover so many topics that it’s hard to take in everything on a single trip. To make visits a little more meaningful check the websites and plan which exhibits will be the most interesting to you. Since we didn’t do that for the Air and Space Museum, we just wandered around, stopping at anything that caught our eyes. Highlights were the 1909 Wright Brother’s Military Flyer, the world's first military airplane, and Amelia Earhart’s bright red 1927 Vega that she flew solo nonstop on a transatlantic flight and a U.S. transcontinental flight – the first female pilot to do so.
Model of starship Enterprise used from Sept.1966 until June 1969.
The museum exhibits are accessible. Simulator rides and planes that can be boarded are not accessible.
We parked on Jefferson Drive fairly close to the museum. DC has recently implemented fee parking along all of the streets where parking was previously free. On most streets the fee is $2.00 an hour payable by credit card or phone app. The spaces are not marked with lines so RVs fees are the same as car fees. The maximum time is 3 hours, the same as it was previously. In the past this was not enforced but now it’s necessary to pay attention to the time which puts a crimp in long walks or long museum visits. A benefit of the parking fees is that spaces are easy to find. Spaces that would have filled by 9:30 in the morning are still available at 12:00. Museum 38.88836, -77.0199