Washington Monument on the Reflecting Pool in Washington, D.C. at dawn.

Top 5 Free Things To Do in Washington D.C.

An exciting trip to our country’s capital does not need to cost an arm and a leg. There are plenty of free things to do in Washington D.C.  Whether you are just stopping in for a day trip or visiting for a weekend stay at a Washington DC Bed and Breakfast, there is plenty to …
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Sculptures. One is a metal sphere, the other is a yellow pumpkin with black spots

The Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Museum Hours: 10 AM – 5:30 PM Sculpture Garden Hours: All Hours Location Independence Ave SW &, 7th St SW, Washington, DC 20560 Nearest Metro Stop: Smithsonian Station Food Dolcezza Cafe located inside the museum proper, ground floor Museum History The Hirshhorn Museum was opened in 1974 with the purpose …
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American Flag in the Breeze

The National Museum of American History

The National Museum of American History Hours: 10:00 AM – 05:30 PM Location: Constitution Avenue, NW Between 12th and 14th Streets Washington, D.C. Nearest Metro: Smithsonian Station; Blue, Orange, and Silver lines Food: America’s Table Cafe, 11:00 am – 02:00 pm LeRoy Neiman Jazz Cafe, 10:00 am – 05:00 pm The National Museum of American …
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A small glider

The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Aerial Age

The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Aerial Age Currently on View National Air and Space Museum, National Mall 10:00 am – 5:30 pm, Daily Exhibit The Wright exhibit is constructed in a chronological horseshoe surrounding a model of the glider. The decor is reminiscent of a classic midwestern house, in terms of lamps …
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The Washington Monument against a dramatic cloudy sky

Washington Monument 2019

History The Washington Monument memorializes George Washington, commander of the Continental Army and first President of the United States. Even during his own lifetime, George Washington became a symbol of patriotism and civic duty. The memorial was a manifestation of this. Robert Mills designed the original plan for the Washington Memorial. His designed featured an …
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Three adults and a child conversing in front of an old fashioned train engine.

America on the Move

Transportation deeply affects how we live our lives, yet few of us consider the history of our highways and bus systems. Nonetheless, transportation has a history that is tied to other profound changes in American life. The exhibit ‘America On the Move’ at the National Museum of American History covers advancements in transportation from 1876 …
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Levinthal photograph of a woman relaxing in a swimsuit

American Myth & Memory

Everyday visitors tour DC and reflect on the history of this country. Our abundance of monuments and museums testify to how we value history. The exhibit “American Myth & Memory: David Levinthal Photographs” opened 7 July 2019 at the National Portrait Gallery. This new exhibit reflects on how we remember history and is a wonderful …
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Politics and Prose: Booklover Destination

About the Store Politics and Prose is a famed independent DC bookstore. Originally founded in 1984 by Carla Cohen and Barbara Meade, the store continues to serve the US Capitol’s bibliophiles. The store’s present-day owners state their mission as: “Politics and Prose is a D.C. based business devoted to cultivating community and strengthening the common …
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