Washington, DC, is an awesome place to visit, especially with all of the attractions, monuments, and museums celebrating years of American and world history. There’s any number of fun things to do in Washington, DC, including a must see like the Smithsonian museums. If you are looking for Washington, DC, tourist attractions, here are just a few suggestions.
Smithsonian Institutional Building
Also known as “The Castle,” The Smithsonian Institutional Building is the original building where the collection was housed. Designed by James Renwick Jr., the Castle is a beautiful example of 19th century architecture. This building houses information about the various Washington, DC, museums, including these below:
- National Museum of African American History and Culture
- The African Art Museum
- The Air and Space Museum
- American Art Museum
- American History Museum
- American Indian Museum
- Anacostia Community Museum
- Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
- Freer Gallery of Art
- Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
- National Zoo
- Natural History Museum
- Portrait Gallery
- Postal Museum
- Renwick Gallery
- The Arts and Industries Building
Though there isn’t enough time in the world to visit them all, be sure to research them in order to figure out which ones appeal most to you and your family.
Monument Walking Tour
After visiting any number of Smithsonian museums, you’ll also want to visit the Washington, DC, monuments to the presidents, other important historical individuals, and war memorials. Most people tend to walk the monuments all in one because they are situated near one another. If you are wondering which monuments to visit, here’s a list of the most popular!
- US Capitol Building
- Washington Monument
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial
- Korean War Memorial
- World War II Memorial
- Thomas Jefferson memorial
- The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
- Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
If you want to find the best walking tour, be sure to look online for a map of the monuments and memorials. And if you are looking for more things to do, be sure to search our site for other tourist attractions in DC.
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