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Location: 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW, Washington, DC
The permanent exhibition, The Holocaust, is the Museum's main exhibition and spans three floors. It presents a comprehensive history of the Holocaust through artifacts, photographs, films, oral...
Location: South End of 15th Street, SW, Washington, DC
If you can keep the kids awake, a nighttime visit to The Jefferson Memorial, decked out in a wardrobe of light, is truly magical.
This relatively new edifice (planning started in 1934, ...
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: 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: 900 Jefferson Drive, SW, Washington, DC
Note: The building's exhibition halls are currently closed for renovations.
A landmark structure of red brick and Ohio sandstone, the Arts and Industries Building (originally kno...
Location: Independence Avenue & 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC
The Smithsonian's museum of modern and contemporary art, the Hirshhorn Museum, offers walk-in tours of the museum and the Sculpture Garden; the times change frequently, so call first. To...
Location: 1901 Fort Place, SE, Washington, DC
The Smithsonian Institution's Anacostia Community Museum, a model for community-based museums nationally, is dedicated to the documentation and preservation of African-American history and cult...
Location: 1050 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC
The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery are two separate Smithsonians with a common theme: together, they form the national museum of Asian art. The galleries offer one of...
Location: 950 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC
As a leading center for the visual arts of Africa, the National Museum of African Art fosters and sustains - through exhibitions, collections, research, and public programs - an interest in and...
Location: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
At the DC Visitor Information Center - if you haven't already - you can make hotel reservations, buy tour and show tickets, and work with visitor services representatives. You can also drop by ...
Location: Bacon Drive & Constitution, NW, Washington, DC
Designed by Maya Lin and dedicated in 1982, "the Wall," as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is sometimes called, is an impressive and somber memorial to those who lost their lives during the Vietn...
Location: 1145 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC
The National Geographic Museum at Explorers Hall may be best suited to older children, as much of the permanent collection is displayed in the form of touch screens and videos. New 3-D models o...
Location: Washington, DC
Tourmobile provides narrated shuttle tours with unlimited free reboarding, which allows riders to customize their tour - getting on and off when and where they want - especially useful w...
Location: 330 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC
Voice of America (VOA) is an international multimedia broadcasting service funded by the US Government. VOA broadcasts over 1,000 hours of news, informational, educational, and cultural program...
Location: Maine Avenue SW, Washington, DC
Home to some less than exciting seafood restaurants and tourist boat companies, the DC waterfront has yet to experience a "South Street Seaport/Inner Harbor" type revitalization. Plans are in t...