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Washington Welcome Center

1000 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004

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At the intersection of 10th and E Streets, NW. Across the street from Ford's Theatre and the Peterson House.

The White House

500 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

15th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Next to the green fire hydrant, in front of the Willard Hotel.

National Archives

800 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

9th Street and Pennsylvania Ave. NW. East on Pennsylvania Ave. Stop is in front of the Research Center entrance. Across from the Navy Memorial.

Union Station

33 Columbus Monument Drive Northeast, Washington, DC 20002

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Massachusetts Ave. and Columbus Circle NE. Enter Columbus Circle, make first left, follow lane C. Stop is in front of Union Station just east of the main crosswalk.

U.S. Capitol

1st St NW, Washington, DC 20016

First Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Stop is at the Peace Monument Circle at Pennsylvania and 1st Street, NW.

Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

200-250 6th St SW, Washington, DC 20024

Sixth Street and Independence Avenue, SW. Stop is on the south side of the building at 6th Street and Independence Avenue, SW.

Holocaust Memorial Museum

1200 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024

Independence Avenue SW and 12 Street SW. Directly in front of the Freer Gallery of Art.

Jefferson Memorial

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East Basin Dr. & Ohio Dr. SW. Stop is at the intersection of East Basin Drive and Ohio Drive, SW, across from the George Mason Memorial.

FDR Memorial

1695 West Basin Dr SW, Washington, DC 20418

West Basin Dr. and Ohio Dr. SW. North on West Basin Dr. - Stop is just after the taxi stand & bus loading and unloading sign.

Lincoln Memorial

11 Daniel French Dr SW, Washington, DC 20245

Daniel French Dr. & Independence Ave. SW. North on Daniel French Dr. into Lincoln complex. Stop is next to the Concession Stand. Transfer for Arlington National Cemetery Shuttle.

Arlington National Cemetery

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Eisenhower Drive. Arlington Welcome Center loading zone. To arrive at this stop, board Arlington National Cemetery Shuttle at stop #10.

National Museum of American History

1353-1399 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20560

14th & Constitution Ave. NW. East on Constitution Ave., stop is just before first driveway entrance by the fire hydrant.

Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

1000 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20560

10th & Constitution Ave. NW. Stop is on Constitution Ave., in front of the Natural History Museum.

Newseum

208-298 6th St NW, Washington, DC 20549

6th & Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Stop is on 6th St. in front of the Freedom Forum / First Amendment Center entrance.

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Ohio Dr SW, Washington, DC 20037, USA

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7-11 Arlington Memorial Bridge, Washington, DC 20566, USA

Memorial Ave, Washington, DC 20566, USA

1 Memorial Ave, Arlington, VA 22202, USA

Schley Dr, Arlington, VA 22202, USA

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Schley Dr, Arlington, VA 22202, USA

2-8 Memorial Ave, Arlington, VA 22202, USA

10 Memorial Ave, Arlington, VA 22202, USA

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2001 N St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA

21 Dupont Cir NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA

1420-1498 23rd St NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA

107 Washington Cir NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA

Washington Welcome Center

1000 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004

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At the intersection of 10th and E Streets, NW. Across the street from Ford's Theatre and the Peterson House.

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The White House

500 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

15th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Next to the green fire hydrant, in front of the Willard Hotel.

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National Archives

800 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

9th Street and Pennsylvania Ave. NW. East on Pennsylvania Ave. Stop is in front of the Research Center entrance. Across from the Navy Memorial.

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Union Station

33 Columbus Monument Drive Northeast, Washington, DC 20002

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Massachusetts Ave. and Columbus Circle NE. Enter Columbus Circle, make first left, follow lane C. Stop is in front of Union Station just east of the main crosswalk.

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U.S. Capitol

1st St NW, Washington, DC 20016

First Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Stop is at the Peace Monument Circle at Pennsylvania and 1st Street, NW.

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Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

200-250 6th St SW, Washington, DC 20024

Sixth Street and Independence Avenue, SW. Stop is on the south side of the building at 6th Street and Independence Avenue, SW.

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Holocaust Memorial Museum

1200 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024

Independence Avenue SW and 12 Street SW. Directly in front of the Freer Gallery of Art.

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Jefferson Memorial

38.88019279414114, -77.03943729400635

East Basin Dr. & Ohio Dr. SW. Stop is at the intersection of East Basin Drive and Ohio Drive, SW, across from the George Mason Memorial.

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FDR Memorial

1695 West Basin Dr SW, Washington, DC 20418

West Basin Dr. and Ohio Dr. SW. North on West Basin Dr. - Stop is just after the taxi stand & bus loading and unloading sign.

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Lincoln Memorial

11 Daniel French Dr SW, Washington, DC 20245

Daniel French Dr. & Independence Ave. SW. North on Daniel French Dr. into Lincoln complex. Stop is next to the Concession Stand. Transfer for Arlington National Cemetery Shuttle.

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Arlington National Cemetery

38.882106, -77.067115

Eisenhower Drive. Arlington Welcome Center loading zone. To arrive at this stop, board Arlington National Cemetery Shuttle at stop #10.

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National Museum of American History

1353-1399 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20560

14th & Constitution Ave. NW. East on Constitution Ave., stop is just before first driveway entrance by the fire hydrant.

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Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

1000 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20560

10th & Constitution Ave. NW. Stop is on Constitution Ave., in front of the Natural History Museum.

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Newseum

208-298 6th St NW, Washington, DC 20549

6th & Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Stop is on 6th St. in front of the Freedom Forum / First Amendment Center entrance.

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Washington Welcome Center

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For an official DC welcome, stop by the Washington Welcome Center. Here, you’ll find maps, brochures, tips and advice on all the area attractions and points of interest. Also, Welcome Center staff will give you great insight into activities and sightseeing spots you won’t want to miss. Souvenirs and snacks are also available and the center serves as the transfer stop for the National Cathedral and Uptown Loop Tour.

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Ford's Theatre
Time to EXPLORE: 1 hour

The chilling story of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination comes to life in the very place he was mortally shot on April 14, 1865. After being closed for 103 years, Ford’s Theater was restored and reopened in 1968. Serving as a tribute to Abraham Lincoln and his love of the performing arts, the Theater is a live, working theater that plays host to a variety of plays by some of the country’s most talented playwrights, actors and artists. Ford’s Theater is also home to The Lincoln Museum, which gives visitors a look at the elaborate conspiracy planned by actor John Wilkes Booth, a supporter of the Confederate States of America, to assassinate the President, the Vice President and the Secretary of State.

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Petersen House
Time to EXPLORE: 1 hour

After a visit to Ford’s Theater, a stop at the Petersen House is most definitely in order. It is in this house that Abraham Lincoln died after frantic doctors worked to save him throughout the night. The house, now a National Historic Site, has been restored to its original condition and even the bed on which Lincoln passed away is much like the actual one. Now furnished with period pieces, guests can see the front parlor where Mary Todd Lincoln spent the night with her son, Robert and the back parlor where Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton held a cabinet meeting and questioned witnesses. Visitors can take self-guided tours to see the solemn, yet intriguing Petersen House.

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International Spy Museum

Is there really such a thing as invisible ink? Is someone watching you through a camera in their buttonhole? For answers to these questions and a million other secrets about the fascinating world of spying, stop by the International Spy Museum. Discover the truth and myths about microdots and invisible ink, buttonhole cameras and submarine recording systems. Examine bugs of all sizes and kinds, and ingenious disguise techniques developed by Hollywood for the CIA. Trace the history of 50 years of spy technology, developed by agencies from the OSS to the KGB.

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The White House

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Since 1800, the White House has been a symbol of the United States government, the president and the people of America. It has also served as the home of every U.S. president except George Washington. Remodeled and restored many times over the years, the White House is recognized around the world as an emblem of American democracy. For many, the most famous room in the residence is the Oval Office where the president conducts business and meets with his advisers. Maintaining a stately presence in the nation’s capital, the White House is one of most significant landmarks in Washington, D.C.

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White House Visitors Center

At the White House Visitor Center, people from around the world can learn about the amazing history of the White House and the United States Presidency. Discover facts about the architecture and furnishings of the White House, the first families, social events, and relations with the press and world leaders. Visitors can also watch a 30-minute video, entitled “Where History Lives” and see six historical exhibits. A gift shop offers a variety of souvenirs and mementos related to the White House and Washington DC. Park ranger talks, military concerts, and special traveling exhibits are also of interest to guests and available at different times.

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Department of Treasury

The Treasury Building took 33 years to build from 1836 – 1839. It was primarily designed by the same man, Robert Mills, who was the architect of the Washington Monument. At the time of its construction, the Treasury Building was one of the largest office buildings in the world. It served as a barracks during the Civil War and a temporary White House for President Andrew Johnson after President Lincoln’s assassination. Built in the Greek Revival style, Treasury was the first Departmental building in the nation’s capital thus influencing the design of many of the others.

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National Archives

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Journey back in time as you view the original founding documents of the United States written by the patriots who created a nation conceived in liberty. Established in 1934, the National Archives is the repository for the priceless documents that have shaped American history and defined our democracy. These include the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, which are collectively known as the Charters of Freedom. The Archives also contain other treasured heirlooms like an original copy of the Magna Carta from 1297, the Louisiana Purchase Treaty signed by Napoleon Bonaparte and Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.

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National Gallery of Art
Time to EXPLORE: 2-3 hours

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.

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U.S. Navy Memorial

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.

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Marian Koshland Science Museum

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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Union Station

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Time to EXPLORE: 1 hour

Welcome to Washington DC! The spectacular Union Station was originally designed to be the gateway to the city and since it opened over 90 years ago, has become the most visited site in DC. Its unique architecture makes it popular for photos. Locals, tourists and even presidents make it a point to visit this magnificent historic mall and train station.

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Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Journey back to the days of the Pony Express and see first-hand how the mail was delivered in colonial America, through times of war and into the present day. At the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, visitors learn about the amazing history of the American postal service and how it evolved to become what it is today. Located on the lower level of the old Post Office Building just next door to Union Station, the building was constructed in 1914 and served as the Washington DC post office until 1986.

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U.S. Capitol
Time to EXPLORE: 2-3 hours

A grand symbol of the United States Government, the Capitol Building on Capitol Hill is recognized across the world as one of our country’s most prominent icons of Democracy. The striking white dome acts as a focal point to the building which welcomes thousands of visitors every year. Both a working legislative building and a national monument, guided tours are offered all day long and provide an inside look into how our United States government works.

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U.S. Supreme Court
Time to EXPLORE: 2-3 hours

Upon arrival at the Supreme Court, visitors are often struck by the imposing marble building. Architecturally magnificent, the neoclassical structure was built in 1935 to become the permanent home to the Supreme Court. Walking along the hallway towards the Courtroom, guests are greeted by busts of all the former Chief Justices. The Supreme Court is the highest judiciary authority in the United States and hears about 100 cases each year, although more than 7,000 are submitted before them. Visitors can tour the Supreme Court building, hear lectures on the history of the court and how it works, sit in on sessions on specified days and times and view various exhibits throughout the year.

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Library of Congress
Time to EXPLORE: 2-3 hours

The Library of Congress is unlike any other library in the world. The world’s largest library, it is home to more than 100 million books, maps, recordings, manuscripts, films and photos including items from Thomas Jefferson’s personal collection. In fact, it was Jefferson who donated many items to the library after it was destroyed by a fire in 1814. The new building was properly named the Jefferson Building as a tribute to his generosity.

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U.S. Capitol

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Time to EXPLORE: 2-3 hours

A grand symbol of the United States Government, the Capitol Building on Capitol Hill is recognized across the world as one of our country’s most prominent icons of Democracy. The striking white dome acts as a focal point to the building which welcomes thousands of visitors every year. Both a working legislative building and a national monument, guided tours are offered all day long and provide an inside look into how our United States government works.

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U.S. Supreme Court
Time to EXPLORE: 2-3 hours

Upon arrival at the Supreme Court, visitors are often struck by the imposing marble building. Architecturally magnificent, the neoclassical structure was built in 1935 to become the permanent home to the Supreme Court. Walking along the hallway towards the Courtroom, guests are greeted by busts of all the former Chief Justices. The Supreme Court is the highest judiciary authority in the United States and hears about 100 cases each year, although more than 7,000 are submitted before them. Visitors can tour the Supreme Court building, hear lectures on the history of the court and how it works, sit in on sessions on specified days and times and view various exhibits throughout the year.

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Library of Congress
Time to EXPLORE: 2-3 hours

The Library of Congress is unlike any other library in the world. The world’s largest library, it is home to more than 100 million books, maps, recordings, manuscripts, films and photos including items from Thomas Jefferson’s personal collection. In fact, it was Jefferson who donated many items to the library after it was destroyed by a fire in 1814. The new building was properly named the Jefferson Building as a tribute to his generosity.

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U.S. Botanic Garden

No matter what time of year it is, the lush greenery and gorgeous plants are always thriving at the United States Botanic Garden. Located just next door to the Museum of the American Indian at the foot of the Capitol, the Botanic Garden is an oasis of beautiful plant life and flowers and home to 4,000 living species. The conservatory houses exhibits that focus on the importance of plants to people and on the ecology and evolution of plants.

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Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

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Time to EXPLORE: 2-3 hours

One can only imagine the exhilaration that Neil Armstrong felt as he took the very first steps on the moon in 1969 or the incredible thrill that the Wright brothers experienced as they took that first flight in 1903. At the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, you can get an idea of how they felt when you see first-hand the original Wright 1903 Flyer and the Apollo 11 Command Module which carried astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin on their mission to the moon. These historic air and spacecrafts are among a collection of more than 30,000 artifacts at the Air and Space Museum.

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Museum of the American Indian
Time to EXPLORE: 2-3 hours

The Museum of the American Indian is the newest among the Smithsonian Museums in Washington DC and is the only museum solely dedicated to the history, study and preservation of the American Indians. You’ll be instantly captivated by its masterful architecture. The curved limestone building appears to be a natural rock formation facing towards the sun and is surrounded by acres of authentic crops of the American Indian. Its very design stands out among the many granite and marble neoclassical structures in the National Mall. Once inside, you’ll be treated to an up-close look at the life, languages, history, art and traditions of the Native Americans.

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Hirshhorn Gallery & Sculpture Garden
Time to EXPLORE: 2-3 hours

The founder of the Hirschhorn Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Joseph Hirschhorn left an impressive legacy of art and inspiration to the American People. He had an immense passion for art. So much so that at one time he had more than 6,000 pieces in his collection housed at several private locations. It was Hirschhorn’s adoration for the arts that inspired a new museum of art in Washington DC in the late 1960’s. The Hirschhorn Gallery and Sculpture Garden opened its doors in 1974, featuring Joseph Hirschhorn’s personal collection of paintings and sculpture, which he generously donated so that all of the American people could enjoy it as much as he did.

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Holocaust Memorial Museum

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The museum serves as a memorial to the millions of people who were murdered during the Holocaust. Open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. everyday, except Yom Kippur and Christmas Day. Timed passes are distributed on a first–come first–served basis.

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Bureau of Engraving and Printing

See where millions of dollars are printed every day. Discover all of the steps to producing currency from the blank sheet of paper to a crisp bill. As the security printer for the US Government, the Bureau is responsible for the design, printing and engraving for all US currency.

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Smithsonian Castle

Located near the National Mall, the Smithsonian Institution Building was completed in 1855. Designed by James Renwick, Jr., the red Seneca sandstone edifice features a faux Norman architectural style that incorporates late-Romanesque and early-Gothic details. Although slaves were not used in the construction, they were used to quarry the stone. Colloquially know as the Smithsonian Castle, the building initially held the institution’s entire collection of art and other objects. Designated a National Landmark in 1965, its Victorian arched windows, dark woodwork and terrazzo floor evokes the serene ambiance of a house of worship. The 4.2-acre Enid Haupt Garden is situated adjacent to the Castle.

Jefferson Memorial

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Time to EXPLORE: 1 hour

Tours in Washington DC are not complete without a stop at the Jefferson Memorial. A tribute to the third President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, the memorial is a recognized symbol of democracy and independence. As one of the founding fathers of our country and the author of the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson’s significant impact on the shaping of our government is known throughout the world.

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George Mason Memorial

What many folks don’t know about George Mason, they can learn while visiting his memorial right next to the Jefferson Memorial. Known for his authorship of the Virginia Declaration of Rights, George Mason’s work and beliefs were a major influence into the writing of the United States Bill of Rights. He earned the nickname, the reluctant statesman, after refusing to sign the United States Constitution because it did not abolish slavery.

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Tidal Basin
Time to EXPLORE: 1 hour

The Tidal Basin is a beautiful part of the National Mall in Washington DC. Bordering monuments and memorials, the Tidal Basin is home to thousands of Cherry Trees that were given as a gift to the United States by Japan. Luring visitors to take a stroll or rent a paddle-boat for a tranquil break from sightseeing, the Tidal Basin is a favorite spot to many tourists throughout the year.

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FDR Memorial
Time to EXPLORE: 1 hour

The FDR Memorial is located along the Western edge of the Tidal Basin, between the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials. Built in 1997, the memorial is known for its unique design, its tribute to our 32nd President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and for the fact that it tells the story of America during the years of FDR’s Presidency. Four outdoor rooms portray the President’s terms in office, each with different statues and quotes. Beginning with a likeness of him riding in a car during his first inaugural speech and ending with him seated in a wheelchair, the memorial traces his twelve years of office as well as the many changes our country went through during that era.

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FDR Memorial

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Time to EXPLORE: 1 hour

The FDR Memorial is located along the Western edge of the Tidal Basin, between the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials. Built in 1997, the memorial is known for its unique design, its tribute to our 32nd President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and for the fact that it tells the story of America during the years of FDR’s Presidency. Four outdoor rooms portray the President’s terms in office, each with different statues and quotes. Beginning with a likeness of him riding in a car during his first inaugural speech and ending with him seated in a wheelchair, the memorial traces his twelve years of office as well as the many changes our country went through during that era.

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Jefferson Memorial
Time to EXPLORE: 1 hour

Tours in Washington DC are not complete without a stop at the Jefferson Memorial. A tribute to the third President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, the memorial is a recognized symbol of democracy and independence. As one of the founding fathers of our country and the author of the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson’s significant impact on the shaping of our government is known throughout the world.

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Tidal Basin
Time to EXPLORE: 1 hour

The Tidal Basin is a beautiful part of the National Mall in Washington DC. Bordering monuments and memorials, the Tidal Basin is home to thousands of Cherry Trees that were given as a gift to the United States by Japan. Luring visitors to take a stroll or rent a paddle-boat for a tranquil break from sightseeing, the Tidal Basin is a favorite spot to many tourists throughout the year.

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Martin Luther King Junior Memorial

Opened in August of 2011, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is located on four acres in the West Potomac Park and is part of the National Park Service. Its official address, 1964 Independence Avenue, is in reference to the year the Civil Rights Act became Law.

Lincoln Memorial

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Time to EXPLORE: 1 hour

The Lincoln Memorial was opened on Memorial Day in 1922, 57 years after Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, was assassinated. 
The immense Greek Temple stands in front of a gleaming reflecting pool and is a stunning spectacle during the day and especially at night.

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Time to EXPLORE: 1 hour

Often referred to as the wall that heals, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial beckons visitors of all ages, races and nationalities. It was created to honor and remember the men and women who served in the Vietnam War and to help our country heal after the controversial, emotional conflict ended. The enormous black wall lists 58,209 names of those who are missing or were killed during the war.

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Korean War Memorial
Time to EXPLORE: 1 hour

To remember those who fought in the Korean War, The United States Congress approved a Korean War Memorial to be constructed in the National Mall. The memorial has several interesting aspects to it including the “Field Of Service” which has 19, larger-than-life-size stainless steel statues of servicemen from all four of the armed forces. The men appear to be a squad on patrol and are dressed in full combat gear. 

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World War II Memorial
Time to EXPLORE: 2 hours

Honoring the 16 million people who served in the United States Military during the war, the more than 400,000 who died and the countless others who supported our troops from home, the World War II Memorial is a stunning tribute to the sacrifices that were made.

Arlington National Cemetery

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Time to EXPLORE: 2 - 3 Hours

A lasting tribute to the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our nation, Arlington National Cemetery is visited by millions of people each year. These hallowed grounds are where more than 400,000 service men and women and their family members are laid to rest. There are nearly 30 funerals held each day, honoring those who have given their life to defend the values and ideals of America. If you’re planning a vacation to Washington DC, a visit to Arlington is something you must do.

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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

In 1921, Congress approved the burial of one unknown serviceman killed during World War I in the plaza of the newly built Memorial Amphitheater. To ensure that the choice was truly random amongst the options, four service members were exhumed from four separate cemeteries in France. Army Sergeant Edward Younger, a recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross, was selected to pick one of the four identical caskets. He placed a spray of white roses on the third casket from the left. While the chosen soldier was transported back from France on the USS Olympia, the others were reburied in the Meuse Argonne Cemetery.

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President John F. Kennedy Gravesite

Designed by John Carl Warnecke, the gravesite was completed in 1967. The site is paved with Cape Cod granite stones quarried in the early 19th century. The clover and sedum planted in the crevices give the impression that the stones are laying in a Massachusetts meadow. The Eternal Flame adorns the heart of a five-foot round flat granite stone that marks the head of the grave. Specially designed equipment automatically relights the flame whenever it is extinguished by rain, snow or wind. A precise mixture of natural gas and oxygen ensures the flame’s color and shape.

National Museum of American History

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Time to EXPLORE: 2 - 3 Hours

Step inside the National Museum of American History and experience the passion, creativity and inspiration of the American people. Walk through the fascinating exhibits and collections and transport yourself through hundreds of years of history, culture and the lives of our people.  Over 3 million artifacts will amaze and enlighten you, including the original Star-Spangled Banner and Abraham Lincoln’s top hat.

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Smithsonian Air and Space Museum
Time to EXPLORE: 2-3 hours

One can only imagine the exhilaration that Neil Armstrong felt as he took the very first steps on the moon in 1969 or the incredible thrill that the Wright brothers experienced as they took that first flight in 1903. At the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, you can get an idea of how they felt when you see first-hand the original Wright 1903 Flyer and the Apollo 11 Command Module which carried astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin on their mission to the moon. These historic air and spacecrafts are among a collection of more than 30,000 artifacts at the Air and Space Museum.

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Holocaust Memorial Museum

The museum serves as a memorial to the millions of people who were murdered during the Holocaust. Open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. everyday, except Yom Kippur and Christmas Day. Timed passes are distributed on a first–come first–served basis.

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World War II Memorial
Time to EXPLORE: 2 hours

Honoring the 16 million people who served in the United States Military during the war, the more than 400,000 who died and the countless others who supported our troops from home, the World War II Memorial is a stunning tribute to the sacrifices that were made.

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Washington Monument
Time to EXPLORE: 1 Hour

One of the most celebrated and spectacular sights on the National Mall, the Washington Monument, stands as a grand tribute to our nation’s first President, George Washington. The 555 foot obelisk is also one of the oldest and most recognizable memorials in the City. While construction began in 1848, the monument was not completed until 1884 because of financial difficulties during the Civil War.

Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

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Time to EXPLORE: 2 - 3 Hours

Ever wonder if there’s any truth to the curse of the famous Hope Diamond? Or wish you could see for yourself the fossils of an ancient mammal or a dinosaur? Then step inside the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Millions of people come each year to get a close look at some of the world’s most intriguing, beguiling specimens that the Museum has on display.

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National Gallery of Art
Time to EXPLORE: 2-3 hours

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.

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Smithsonian Air and Space Museum
Time to EXPLORE: 2-3 hours

One can only imagine the exhilaration that Neil Armstrong felt as he took the very first steps on the moon in 1969 or the incredible thrill that the Wright brothers experienced as they took that first flight in 1903. At the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, you can get an idea of how they felt when you see first-hand the original Wright 1903 Flyer and the Apollo 11 Command Module which carried astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin on their mission to the moon. These historic air and spacecrafts are among a collection of more than 30,000 artifacts at the Air and Space Museum.

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National Museum of American History
Time to EXPLORE: 2 - 3 Hours

Step inside the National Museum of American History and experience the passion, creativity and inspiration of the American people. Walk through the fascinating exhibits and collections and transport yourself through hundreds of years of history, culture and the lives of our people.  Over 3 million artifacts will amaze and enlighten you, including the original Star-Spangled Banner and Abraham Lincoln’s top hat.

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Old Post Office Pavilion & Bell Tower
Time to EXPLORE: 1 Hour

For a spectacular view of the city and a journey back to the early 1900’s, the Old Post Office and Bell Tower is a must see. It was Washington’s first skyscraper, measuring in at around 300 feet from the ground. In its day, it was the largest and tallest government building in the city and was used as the post office for several years before plans for a newer, more modern facility were implemented. Thanks to the Great Depression, the classic building was saved from destruction and today visitors can enjoy an exhilarating ride in a glass elevator all the way to the top.

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Newseum

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Have you heard the news? Now you can see, hear and report it at one of Washington DC’s most exciting new museums. The Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue offers visitors a look at news like never before—significant, defining moments that span 5 centuries, through the past, present and up to the second. Throughout the 250,000 square foot, high-tech structure are seven different levels of galleries, demonstrations and interactive exhibits. Learn about the many different publications, people and technologies that bring the news to life in the News Corporation News History Gallery.

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National Gallery of Art
Time to EXPLORE: 2-3 hours

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.

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Marian Koshland Science Museum

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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