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Things To Do Near The White House

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Things to Do Nearby

Learn about things to do near The White House. Points of interest like the Department of Treasury and White House Visitors Center are nearby.

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The Capital Grille

Just steps away from the White House, the Capital Grille offers diners amazing views of the city and the chance to enjoy a quick break from sightseeing. The restaurant’s delicious lunch menu includes crisp salads, steaks, seafood and appetizers.

national geographic museum in Washington DCNational Geographic Museum

Browse through a variety of changing exhibits and take part in interactive experiences at this unique DC museum. The striking photography that National Geographic is famous for comes to life in numerous displays. Must-see areas include the work of staff explorers, photographers and scientists.

Albert Einstein Memorial

A short distance from the White House situated in a quiet elm and holly grove, this moving tribute to Albert Einstein has become more and more well-known over the years. A bronze figure of the renowned scientist is seated on a three-step bench made of white granite. Standing 12 feet high, Einstein’s likeness holds a paper of mathematical equations in his left hand, symbolizing his most important scientific contributions.

Gallery of Art

The Smithsonian Institution’s museum of Asian art, the Freer Gallery is home to more than 26,000 objects that span over 6,000 years of history. Here you’ll have the opportunity to view pieces from the Neolithic to the Modern Era. Among the collections are ancient Egyptian stone sculptures and wooden objects, Chinese paintings and ceramics, Korean pottery and porcelain, Persian manuscripts and Buddhist sculpture.

lafayette park in Washington DCLafayette Square

Lafayette Square with White House in the backgroundLocated just north of the White House, Lafayette Square is a seven-acre park that was originally a part of the White House (then called the Executive Mansion). Deemed the President’s Park, the square was separated from the White House Visitor Center grounds when President Jefferson had Pennsylvania Avenue cut through. During its existence, this peaceful square has played many roles, including being used as a racetrack, a graveyard, a zoo, an encampment for soldiers and the site for many political events, celebrations and protests.

DC Old Town Trolley Tour

Old Town Trolley is a convenient way to explore a tour of the White House while maximizing your vacation time. This building is the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States and dates back almost as long as the republic it serves. Find the lowest price and money-saving packages by purchasing tickets direct through our website.

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