|Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery is located across the Potomac from
Washington. Site of 250,000-war dead and attractions like Arlington House, the Tomb of the
Unknowns and the Kennedy Graves.
Bureau Of Engraving & Printing
Just steps away from the National Mall and the Washington Monument, The
Bureau of Engraving and Printing prints out over $77 billion annually. Take a guided tour
and see a stack of one million dollar bills.
Home to the Legislative branch of the Government, The Capital
building overlooks the National Mall. Visitors are welcome to participate in the free
guided tours, or wander the halls of the magnificent building on their own.
Daughters of the American
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
houses an exquisite collection of nineteenth century furnishings and thirty-three rooms
designed in period styles. Kids 5 7 will enjoy the "Colonial Adventure"
One of the most riveting attractions in Washington D.C., the FBI
tour includes a sharp-shooting demonstration performed by a real FBI agent, as well as a
look at the crime labs. The tour is very popular, so plan accordingly.
The FDR Memorial is a 7.5-acre site dedicated to the 32nd
president. A short walk from the Jefferson Memorial, the FDR Memorial features waterfalls,
sculptures and an outdoor gallery.
Fords Theater is the site of Abraham Lincolns
assassination. The theater is still in operation today and has a basement museum dedicated
Where all your money goes!
The Jefferson Memorial is dedicated to Thomas Jefferson, the third
President and primary author of the Declaration of Independence. Overlooking the Tidal
Basin, the Jefferson Memorial is a ten-minute walk from the Lincoln Memorial.
||Library Of Congress
With over 100 million items on its shelves, the Library of Congress
is one of the worlds largest libraries. Visitors can sit in the plush Main Reading
Room or see one of the Librarys exhibits. Displayed items include one of three
perfect copies of the Gutenberg Bible.
The Lincoln Memorial is one of the must see attractions in
Washington D.C. Reminiscent of a Greek Temple, the Lincoln Memorial has beautiful views of
the city, including a clear view of the National Mall that extends all the way to the
See some of the documents that forged a nation. The National
Archives is home to the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and the Bill of Rights
to name a few.
Every visitor to Washington becomes familiar with the National Mall.
Most of the Smithsonians Museums and galleries surround the Mall, and some of the
best views of the Capital and Washington Monument are available from the Malls lawn.
Just minutes from the Capital, Union Station contains over 125
stores, an immense food court and a nine-screen movie complex. The restored beaux-arts
structure still serves as Washingtons main train station.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is one of the most visited sites in
Washington. Only a five-minute walk from the Lincoln Memorial, it is a stirring memorial
to the almost 60-thousand soldiers who died in the Vietnam War.
One of the most recognizable structures in the world, one cant
say theyve been to Washington D.C. until they have seen the White House. The home of
the leader of the free world is open to the public five days a week from 10 noon.
This 555- foot obelisk towers over the National Mall and has come to
represent Washington D.C. itself. Catching the view from the top of the monument is one of
the requisite events on a trip to the city.