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Washington, DC
Steamiest Places

This section includes local places likely to be of greatest interest to steampunks. You can think of it as a "Best of" section that features selected locations from the other sections. The term "steamiest" should be taken figuratively. You won't necessarily find steam-powered contraptions in all these places. Instead, these locations are rich in the elements that define steampunk: Victorian- or Edwardian-era technology, culture, history, personalities, oddities and so on.

Some descriptions in these listings are adapted from articles in Wikipedia under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0. See the full descriptions for details.

Washington, DC, USA

This bar is named after Alexander Graham Bell. . .

Crownsville, MD, USA

Meetup group for DC and Baltimore-area steampunks. . .

College Park, MD, USA

The College Park Aviation Museum houses antique and reproduction aircraft. . .

Alexandria, VA, USA

The George Washington Masonic National Memorial is a Masonic building and memorial located in Alexandria, Virginia. . .

Harpers Ferry, WV, USA

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is located at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers in and around Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. . .

Washington, DC, USA

The International Spy Museum is a privately owned museum dedicated to the tradecraft, history and contemporary role of espionage. . .

Bowie, MD, USA

The National Capital Radio & Television Museum was established to educate the public on the development and history of electronic media. . .

Washington, DC, USA

The National Museum of American History is part of the Smithsonian Institution and is located on the National Mall. . .

Frederick, MD, USA

The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is a US historic education institution located in Frederick, Maryland. . .

Silver Spring, MD, USA

This museum was established during the Civil War as a center for the collection of specimens for research in military medicine and surgery. . .

Washington, DC, USA

The National Museum of Natural History is administered by the Smithsonian Institution. . .

Washington, DC, USA

The National Museum of the United States Navy is the Navy's flagship museum. . .

Washington, DC, USA

This is the second location of Oki Bowl, which describes its cuisine as "Thai-Japanese fusion ramen. . ."

Washington, DC, USA

Oki Bowl descrubes its cuisine as "Thai-Japanese fusion ramen. . ."

North Bethesda, MD, USA

Owen’s Ordinary describes itself as "a neighborhood tavern featuring a deep selection of regional craft beer and modern American cooking . . ."

Washington, DC, USA

The National Air and Space Museum is the most-visited museum in the United States. . .

Chantilly, VA, USA

The Steven F Udvar-Hazy Center is the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's annex at Washington Dulles International Airport. . .

Washington, DC, USA

The National Museum of Natural History is administered by the Smithsonian Institution. . .

Alexandria, VA, USA

The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum is a historic apothecary shop in Alexandria, Virginia. . .

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