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Location: West End of the Mall, Washington, DC
The 36 columns around the Lincoln Memorial represent the states in the Union at the time of Lincoln's death; their names are carved in the frieze directly above. The names of the 48 states in t...
Location: 15th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
The Washington Monument is one of Washington's most popular tourist attractions, not only because of its fascinating history, but because it's one of the few places in DC with enough height to ...
Location: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, located downtown near many major attractions, houses a fair bit in addition to its international trade related businesses.
Location: 575 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC
A venture by John Walsh, the National Museum of Crime & Punishment (NMCP) focuses on the history of crime, crime solving, and the consequences of committing a crime in America. The cornerstone ...
Location: 14800 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD
Darnall's Chance House Museum is dedicated to the interpretation and study of the history and culture of 18th century Prince George's County, with special emphasis on the lives of mid-18th cent...
Location: Main Street and Center Street, Manassas, VA
The historic heart of the city, Old Town Manassas is home to the Historic Manassas Visitor Center, museums, historic sites, restaurants, shops, and the Harris Pavilion which hosts concerts and ...
Location: 1 Rotary Road, Arlington, VA
The Pentagon is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense and is also the world's largest low-rise office building. Guided tours of the Pentagon are free and are available to ...
Location: West Potomac Park, Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC
31 Floating designs will adorn the pond, created by teams of world class flower arrangers from 30 countries, under the guidance of Jim Johnson, Director of the Benz School of Floral Design at Texas A&...
Location: Mt. Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA
Historic Del Ray in Alexandria offers a nice mix of housing and retail, with a busy "main street" along Mt. Vernon Avenue which is the site of First Thursdays, festivals, and parades.
Location: 6th Street and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC
For years, the airplanes and spacecraft at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum have captured the imaginations of children (and adults!) of all ages.
Hanging from the rafters ...
Location: Arlington National Cemetery, Ft Myer, VA
Arlington House was the home of Robert E. Lee and his family for 30 years and is uniquely associated with the Washington and Custis families. George Washington Parke Custis built the house to b...
Location: 9900 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington, MD
The Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, with its six gold spires, is a well-known landmark along the Capital Beltway in Kensington, Maryland. Sharing the 52-acre wooded s...
Location: Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues, NW, Washington, DC
One of the country's most beautiful places of worship, the Episcopalian Washington National Cathedral also offers tours and great family programs.
Guided tours begin at the Cath...
Location: Main Street and Culpeper Street, Warrenton, VA
Old Town Warrenton is known for its quality of life and scenic beauty and has received many awards for managing growth in such a way that protects its rich heritage, unique architectural featur...
Location: Dock Street, Annapolis, MD
The Annapolis City Dock offers wonderful views of the harbor and boats of all kinds. There are cruises and water taxis, boat races and outdoor concerts. The Susan Campbell Park has benches for ...