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air and space museumVisit the National Air and Space Museum – Stop #6
Don’t miss the Milestones of Flight gallery, covering the history of human-powered flight from the 1903 Wright Flyer to 2004’s SpaceShipOne and experiments in space tourism. Here, too, you can find a rock brought back from the moon in 1969 and on display for visitors to touch.


jefferson memorialVisit the Major Memorials – Stops #8 and #10
DC is home to many exquisite monuments and memorials. The Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials are two of the most beautiful and well-known memorials in the city. Each celebrates the life and legacy of an important figure in American history and provides spectacular views of Washington’s skyline and the Potomac River. Don’t miss out on the many famous monuments and memorials around DC, including the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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washington monumentSee the Washington Monument - Stop #12
The Washington Monument is a stunning and famous monument on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Since the structure is closed for repairs, you won't be able to get too close; but be sure to catch a glimpse while you're walking on the National Mall.


natural history museumVisit the National Museum of Natural History – Stop #13
Among the highlights of this museum are the Hope Diamond and the hall of dinosaurs. Other interesting exhibits include the Behring Hall of Mammals and various exhibitions on ancient European and Asian cultures.

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national galleryView the National Gallery of Art – Stop #14
In addition to its comprehensive collection of European and American art from the late medieval to the modern eras, the Gallery contains Leonardo da Vinci’s Ginevra de’ Benci, the only painting by Leonardo in a museum collection outside of Europe. The Gallery also hosts many special exhibitions; check ahead for details.

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white houseStop by the White House Visitor Center - Stop #2
While the White House did suspend tours recently, the White House Visitor Center is the next-best thing with mock-ups of various rooms and displays on the building’s history.

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national archivesVisit the National Archives – Stop #3
The Archives are home to the original copies of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, all of which are displayed in the main exhibit room for visitors to see. Also on display is an early copy of the Magna Carta, one of the earliest in existence.

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national cathedralView the Washington National Cathedral – Stop #18
Called by some “Washington’s best-kept secret,” the cathedral offers a brilliant view over the city from the Gloria tower. In the nave may be seen the Space Window containing an original piece of moon rock brought back in 1969.

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national zooEnjoy the National Zoo – Stop #17
The National Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in the country and does not charge admission, making this free attraction a must-see. With giant pandas, big cats and a variety of other animals, visiting the zoo is a memorable and fun experience for all ages.


holocaust museumExperience the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum – Stop #7
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is an intense experience that shouldn't be missed. The permanent exhibit presents a history of the Holocaust through personal testimonies and historical film footage. While the permanent exhibit is only suggested for children ages 11 and older, a special exhibition entitled Remember the Children: Daniel's Story is designed for younger children and popular among families.


newseum Learn about Journalism at the Newseum – Stop #14
If you love journalism and the news, the Newseum is an interactive museum built to honor the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and offer visitors an inside look at the media. The museum has become one of DC's most popular attractions since its opening in 1997.


capitol Tour the Capitol Building – Stop #5
While the White House is currently not open for tours, the Capitol Building still offers a variety of tour options that can be booked online or through your state representatives. Touring the Capitol Building is an opportunity for visitors to learn more about the political process and American government.


dc duck tourTake a Duck Tour
For a sightseeing adventure on land and sea, check out the fully narrated DC Ducks Tour where a restored WWII amphibious vehicle takes you to popular points of interest. Kids will love the duck calls, known as "quackers," provided on board the tour.


tomb of the unknown soldierVisit Arlington National Cemetery
Located directly across the Potomac River from the Lincoln Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery is a military cemetery. During your trip to DC, observe the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington.


Off the Tour

For a taste of the real Washington, try a half-smoke with chili from Ben’s Chili Bowl on U St.; they are considered the best and most authentic in the city. Closer to the National Mall, hot dog vendors park along Independence and Constitution Avenues behind the Smithsonian museums; it’s possible, on a nice day, to buy a hot dog and eat it on a bench on the Mall.

Old Town Alexandria
On the opposite side of the Potomac River from Washington, Alexandria was founded in 1748 and has preserved much of its colonial charm. The river area is pedestrian-friendly, and there are many shops and restaurants nearby.

C&O Canal NHP
The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal runs right through Georgetown, and the National Park Service offers mule-drawn boat rides in season along part of the towpath. It’s a nice way to spend an afternoon in the summer or early fall.


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Washington’s Best Tour to See The Library of Congress, Supreme Court, Washington Monument, War World II Memorial,
Lincoln Memorial, National Cathedral, The White House, The National Archives, The National Zoo, and Much More!

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