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stop 1 stop 2 Library of Congress 3 stop 4 Jefferson Memorial stop 5 fdr memorial stop 6 Lincoln Memorial stop 7 stop 8 Natural History Museum stop 9 Fords Theatre stop 10 The White House stop 11 National Archives stop 12 Woodrow Wilson House stop 13 National Zoo stop 14 National Cathedral stop 15 Georgetown stop 16 Lafayette stop 17 stop 18 stop 19 stop 20
 
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National Archives

 
  National Archives
  National Gallery of Art
East and West Buildings
  Marian Koshland
Science Museum
  U.S. Navy Memorial
 
 
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National Archives
   
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National Archives in Washington DC
 

Open daily 10 am - 5 pm
Fall & Winter

10 am - 9 pm
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Imagine seeing the original documents that were written by our forefathers as they created the United States government. At the National Archives you can view the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence. The National Archives was set up in 1934 to maintain the many invaluable government documents that shape our history and define our democracy. Journey through time and experience the struggles and triumphs of America at the Archives Experience, a dramatic, educational presentation. Visit the various components of the archives to get a feel for the immense importance of the documents and records that are kept here. Exhibits include the Charters of Freedom, the Public Vaults and the William G. McGowan Theater, a state-of-the-art theater that features a remarkable film showing the relationship of records and democracy through the lives of real people. Be sure to visit the Special Exhibition Gallery filled with exhibits on newsworthy topics and traveling exhibits from Presidential Libraries and other sources. There’s also a special section devoted to educating children, youth, parents and teachers on the significance of the National Archives collection.

   
       
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  National Gallery of Art - East & West Buildings    
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The National Gallery of Art was created in 1937. Through the generosity of Andrew W. Mellon, a financier who was also a public servant, the Museum gained its first collection. Mellon had a passion for art and his large collection of old master paintings, sculpture and other works were intended for all of America to enjoy. After his death, Congress accepted his collection and thus the National Gallery was born. Today, works from the middle-ages to the present day are on display throughout the museum, including pieces by Picasso, Leonardo da Vinci, Matisse and more. And while you’re appreciating the majesty of the artwork, take a moment to admire the beauty and uniqueness of the buildings. The older West building was designed by the same architect who designed the Jefferson Memorial, and the style of the building fits harmoniously with the stately, neoclassical look of the area. On the contrary, the East Building, which is home to the more modern works, has a geometrical appearance. The two buildings are joined together by a passageway that features restaurants and specialty shops related to the museum.

 
Painting at National Gallery in Washington DC
 

Open Mon - Sat:
10 am - 5 pm
Sun: 11 am - 6 pm

Approximate Time to Allow: 2 to 3 hours

   
       
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  Marian Koshland Science Museum    
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Marian Koshland Science Museum
 

Open 10 am - 6 pm
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Closed Tues

 

One of the newest museums in the area, The Marian Koshland Science Museum, offers cutting-edge exhibitions that serve to enlighten visitors about the numerous studies conducted by the National Academies and to instill a better understanding of the immense impact science has on all of our lives. Many temporary exhibits and several permanent ones create an environment of eagerness and interest as visitors learn about such topics as global warming, the application of DNA, infectious diseases and their origins and the Wonders of Science. A great experience for adults and children, interactive, hands-on exhibits and displays and many other educational presentations make the Marian Koshland Science Museum a favorite stop in the city.

   
       
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The US Navy Memorial is a truly spectacular tribute to those who served or are currently serving in the nation’s sea services. A stunning plaza paved in granite forms a 100-foot diameter of the world. Fountains, pools, flags and historic panels surround the deck of the plaza tracing the achievements of the Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines. The famous Lone Sailor statue stands as a representation of the men who joined the service to fulfill their patriotic duty; a striking sight, it is perhaps one of the most well-known aspects of the memorial. Guests can also stop by the Naval Heritage Center which features the Arleigh Burke Theater, several exhibits about the sea services, and is home to several Navy Log kiosks, for easy registration on the Navy Log. The Naval Heritage Center also provides daily screenings of the films At Sea and A Day in the Life of the Blue Angels.

 
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Open 9:30 am - 5 pm
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