Washington, D.C.

Things to See in Washington, D.C.

If you’ve never been to Washington, D.C., your mission is clear: Get thee to the National Mall and Capitol Hill. Within this roughly 2 1/2-by- 1/3-mile rectangular plot lie the lion’s share of the capital’s iconic attractions, including presidential a...  Read more >

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Star Rating Name Type
1 star rating African American Civil War Memorial and Museum Museum
1 star rating Anderson House Historic home
2 star rating Arlington National Cemetery Cemetery
1 star rating Art Museum of the Americas Art museum
1 star rating Arts and Industries Building Museum
1 star rating Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument Museum
1 star rating Bureau of Engraving & Printing Government Building
1 star rating Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park Park/Garden
1 star rating D.C. War Memorial Historic Site
1 star rating Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Museum Museum
1 star rating Dumbarton House Historic home
1 star rating Dumbarton Oaks Gardens & Museum
1 star rating Eastern Market Market
1 star rating Enid A. Haupt Garden Garden
1 star rating Folger Shakespeare Library Library
2 star rating Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site Historic Site
2 star rating Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Museum
2 star rating Freer Gallery of Art Museum
1 star rating George Mason Memorial Monument/memorial
1 star rating Heurich House Museum Historic home
1 star rating Hillwood Museum and Gardens Historic home
2 star rating Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Art museum
2 star rating International Spy Museum Museum
2 star rating Jefferson Memorial Monument/memorial
1 star rating Korean War Veterans Memorial Monument/memorial
1 star rating Kreeger Museum Art museum
2 star rating Library of Congress Library
3 star rating Lincoln Memorial Monument/memorial
1 star rating Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. Museum
2 star rating Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Monument/memorial
1 star rating Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site Historic home
1 star rating Museum of the Bible Museum
2 star rating National Air and Space Museum Museum
2 star rating National Archives Museum Museum
1 star rating National Building Museum Museum
3 star rating National Gallery of Art Art museum
1 star rating National Geographic Museum Museum
2 star rating National Law Enforcement Museum Museum
3 star rating National Mall Cultural complex
3 star rating National Museum of African American History and Culture Museum
1 star rating National Museum of African Art Museum
3 star rating National Museum of American History Museum
2 star rating National Museum of Natural History Museum
1 star rating National Museum of the American Indian Museum
1 star rating National Museum of Women in the Arts Art museum
1 star rating National Postal Museum Museum
2 star rating National World War II Memorial Monument/memorial
2 star rating National Zoological Park Zoo
1 star rating Octagon House Historic home
1 star rating Old Post Office Clock Tower Historic Site
1 star rating Old Stone House Historic home
2 star rating Phillips Collection Museum
3 star rating Potomac Park Park/Garden
2 star rating Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum Art museum
1 star rating Ripley Center Cultural center
3 star rating Rock Creek Park Park/Garden
1 star rating S. Dillon Ripley Center Gallery
1 star rating Sackler Gallery Museum
3 star rating Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery Art museum
1 star rating Smithsonian Information Center (“The Castle”) Museum
1 star rating State Department Diplomatic Reception Rooms Government Building
3 star rating The Capitol Government Building
1 star rating The George Washington Museum and the Textile Museum Museum
1 star rating The House Where Lincoln Died Historic Site
1 star rating The Pentagon Government Building
3 star rating The Supreme Court of the United States Government Building
3 star rating The White House Government Building
1 star rating The White House Visitor Center Museum
1 star rating Theodore Roosevelt Island Park Park/Garden
1 star rating Tudor Place Historic home
1 star rating Union Station Market
1 star rating United States Botanic Garden Garden
2 star rating United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Museum
2 star rating Vietnam Veterans Memorial Monument/memorial
3 star rating Washington Monument Monument/memorial
2 star rating Washington National Cathedral Cathedral
1 star rating Woodrow Wilson House Museum Historic home
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