Vietnam Veterans Memorial
is a moving tribute to the almost sixty thousand
soldiers who lost their lives in Vietnam. The names of these soldiers
are etched into the black granite of the memorial, where family and
friends often leave tributes and mementos. Directories are provided to
help located names.
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.
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
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.
of the American Revolution
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" tours.
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.
Ford’s Theater is the site of Abraham
Lincoln’s assassination. The theater is still in operation today and
has a basement museum dedicated to Lincoln.
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.
With over 100 million items on its shelves, the
Library of Congress is one of the world’s largest libraries. Visitors
can sit in the plush Main Reading Room or see one of the Library’s
exhibits. Displayed items include one of three perfect copies of the
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 Capital.
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 Smithsonian’s Museums and galleries
surround the Mall, and some of the best views of the Capital and
Washington Monument are available from the Mall’s 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
Washington’s 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 can’t say they’ve 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