Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. is a place most families hope to visit someday. Some of the best monuments, museums, historical sites, zoos, and parks in the United States are located here. Even better, many of them cost nothing to visit. Katie and her family live just outside of Washington D.C. Here are their favorite local destinations.

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Arlington National Cemetery

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Ford’s Theatre

International Spy Museum

Library of Congress

Monument tour by moonlight

Mount Vernon

National Archives Museum

National Building Museum

National Cherry Blossom Festival

National Geographic Museum

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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Smithsonian National Zoo

U.S. Botanic Garden – Christmas Model Train Exhibit

U.S. Capitol Tour

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You can find interesting day trip ideas from Washington D.C. on our Virginia and Maryland pages. Consider Fort McHenry, the birthplace of Francis Scott Key’s “The Star-Spangled Banner,” just one hour north of Washington D.C. Another favorite day trip is hiking in Shenandoah National Park, just 80 miles outside of the city.

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