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Smithsonian Museums in Washington, DC

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

Visiting the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Discover rich and essential African American history at this free Sm...

Visiting the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, DC

Immerse yourself in the red, white and blue at this impressive free ...

Free Things to Do: African American History & Culture in Washington, DC

Fascinating African American history and culture awaits in DC, from ...

3 Days of African American History & Heritage in Washington, DC

Experience African American history, culture and entertainment in Wa...


Anacostia

Frederick Douglass National Historic Sit...

The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site preserves the last residence of Frederick Douglass (1818 -1895), one of the most prominent African American leaders of the 19th century

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Virginia

Arlington House

Former home of Robert E. Lee. Open daily 9:30 am–4:30 pm

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Georgetown

Dumbarton House

Explore life in the early days of the republic at this fine 1799 house in Georgetown!

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National Mall

Smithsonian Folklife Festival

The 2020 Smithsonian Folklife Festival presentation on the National Mall in Washington, D

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Logan Circle

Goethe-Institut Washington

The cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany in Washington, DC

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Anacostia

Anacostia BID

The Anacostia Business Improvement District aims to support a thriving and diverse commercial district.

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Downtown

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library

Welcome to the newly designed Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, located at the epicenter of cultural vibrancy in downtown Washington, D

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Georgetown

Martin's Tavern, est. 1933

One of the few original taverns left in the city. With unparalleled history, hosting every President since Truman with its historic charm, serving classic American fare for four generations.

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