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Octagon Museum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 49 Reviews

One of the first homes ever built in the Nation’s Capital, the historic Federal-style Octagon House was designed in 1799 by William Thornton (initial architect ...  Read more

Renwick Gallery

4.5 star rating: Recommended 49 Reviews

Part of the Smithsonian, this intimate museum is dedicated to crafts and decorative art created in America from the 19th to 21st centuries. Originally built in ...  Read more

Woodrow Wilson House

4.5 star rating: Recommended 49 Reviews

The retirement home for President Woodrow Wilson his wife Edith, this Georgian Revival house on Embassy Row earned its National Historic Preservation Site ...  Read more

Ford's Theatre

4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

Ford’s Theatre has served many functions since its construction was completed in 1833. Once a church, a warehouse, a theater and then an office building, the ...  Read more

Watergate Complex

4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

Designed by Italian architect Luigi Moretti in 1962, this distinctive five-building apartment and business complex beside the Potomac River was home to the ...  Read more

Shriver House Museum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

In 1860, the Civil War came to Gettysburg, Penn., changing the lives of the town's citizens forever. The stories of the townspeople are told at the Shriver ...  Read more

Newseum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Straight off the wire and into the museum, the Newseum makes today’s front-page news part of its exhibits. More than 700 daily newspapers from around the ...  Read more

Embassy Row

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Colorful rowhouses, trees, and foreign embassies line Massachusetts Avenue near Dupont Circle in Washington DC. This area, dubbed “embassy row” for the sheer ...  Read more

Madame Tussauds Washington DC

4 star rating: Recommended 916 Reviews

Unlike her lifelike figures, Madame Tussaud was a real human being, a wax sculptor in 1770s Paris who became an art tutor at the Palace Of Versailles. During ...  Read more

The U.S. National Archives

4 star rating: Recommended 395 Reviews

The flagship of the U.S. Government’s National Archives and Records Administration, this Greek Revival building in D.C.’s Federal Triangle was created in 1934 ...  Read more

National Air and Space Museum

4 star rating: Recommended 222 Reviews

Each year, eight million people visit the cavernous halls of the National Air and Space Museum, for this popular Smithsonian museum is one of the best for ...  Read more

Old Town Alexandria

4 star rating: Recommended 146 Reviews

Approximately 15 minutes south of downtown Washington, the 18th-century Old Town – the local nickname for the historic center of Alexandria -- hugs the western ...  Read more

Pentagon Memorial

4 star rating: Recommended 106 Reviews

Dedicated in 2008, this roughly 2-acre site honors the 184 people who died in the September 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon. Set on the west side of the ...  Read more

Monticello

4 star rating: Recommended 73 Reviews

Thomas Jefferson himself designed much of Monticello, his plantation home. After serving as Secretary of State, the United States's third president ...  Read more

Ulysses S. Grant Memorial

4 star rating: Recommended 58 Reviews

Dedicated in 1922, the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial is one of the most famous—and most visited—Civil War Monuments in Washington, D.C. The towering bronze statue ...  Read more

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