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Free Things to Do: Family-Friendly Washington, DC

The nation’s capital is filled with free family activities and thi...

Smithsonian Museums in Washington, DC

History, science, art and culture come alive at these free DC museum...

Free Things to Do: Best of Washington, DC

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Free Things to Do: Outdoor Activities in Washington, DC

The District is filled with plenty of outdoor adventures that won’t ...

Where to Find the Most Colorful Street Murals in Washington, DC

Vibrant street art adds color to DC in any season.

10 Reasons to Visit the United States Botanic Garden in Washington, DC

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The Capital of Free Museums

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Downtown

Jefferson Memorial

This gem on the National Mall is dedicated to the third U.S. President and author of the Declaration of Independence

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Anacostia

Anacostia Community Museum

The Museum is closed to support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.

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National Mall

National Museum of African Art

Devoted to the collection, exhibition, conservation and study of the arts of Africa

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National Mall

Smithsonian IMAX® and Planetarium

Watch stunning IMAX films on six-story screens and planetarium shows on a 77 ft. digital dome theater.

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National Mall

Lincoln Memorial

The grand Lincoln Memorial towers over the Reflecting Pool, anchoring the western end of the National Mall

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National Mall

National Museum of American History

The National Museum of American History showcases national treasures, like the Star-Spangled Banner and special exhibits on girlhood and religion

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Shaw

African American Civil War Memorial

The African American Civil War Memorial, dedicated under the leadership of Dr

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National Mall

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is situated on a four-acre site along the National Mall's Tidal Basin, adjacent to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and shares a direct line of sight between the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials

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