By Lars Dalseide | September 26 2012 18:23

Join the National Firearms Museum Saturday for Museum Day Live!

Museum Day Live! at the NRA National Firearms Museum Fairfax, Virginia - In the museum world, the name Smithsonian is synonymous with excellence. In an effort to share that excellence with as many people as possible, they have organized more than 1,500 museums and venues across the United States for "Museum Day Live!", a one day event on Saturday, September 29, where admission is free. And the National Firearms Museum will be there.

"The National Firearms Museum is always open free to the public," said Museum Director Jim Supica. "By joining Museum Day Live, we are participating in the spirit of the event. How can you not want to be part of something put on by the Smithsonian?"

As part of the Museum Day Live! celebration, the National Firearms Museum is offering special tours at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Although the tours provide a more in-depth look at the 3,000+ firearms on display, visitors can easily navigate the fifteen galleries on their own.

"We have some wonderful pieces here at the National Firearms Museum," said Supica. "The Petersen Gallery holds the largest collection of Galtin Guns on public display as well as 400 of the finest sporting arms in the world. In our Hollywood Guns exhibit, you'll find Dirty Harry's .44 Magnum, the suppressed Remington 11-87 used in No Country for Old Men and Obi Wan Kenobi's lightsaber from Star Wars. And that's just a few."

Museum Day Live! fulfills Smithsonian Media’s mission to make cultural education accessible to everyone. For one day only, museums across America will grant free access to visitors who download a Museum Day Live! ticket at Smithsonian.com. Last year’s event drew over 350,000 museum-goers, and this year’s Museum Day Live! is expected to attract close to 400,000 participants.

So if you're in the Washington, DC area, and you're looking for something to do this weekend, swing on by the National Firearms Museum. Just take exit 57A off of 66 West, go left at the first light and we're at 11250 Waples Mill Road.

See you Saturday!

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