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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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Capitol Hill

Emancipation Memorial (Freedman's Memori...

Located in Lincoln Park on Capitol Hill, the Emancipation Memorial (sometimes referred to as the Freedman's Memorial) feature..

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National Mall

Vietnam Women's Memorial

Just south of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall is the Vietnam Women's Memorial, which commemorates the 265,000 women that served in the Vietnam War, many of whom worked as nurses

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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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Downtown

Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Ameri...

Permanent collection and exhibitions of American crafts. This gem of a museum, located in a historic building near the White House, is dedicated to exhibiting the finest American crafts from the 19th century to the present

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Penn Quarter & Chinatown

Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is the home to one of the most significant and most inclusive collections of American art in the world

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Capitol Hill

Mary McLeod Bethune Statue Lincoln Park

The Mary McLeod Bethune Statue Lincoln Park commemorates educator and activist Mary McLeod Bethune

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National Mall

Smithsonian Associates

Smithsonian Associates—the largest museum-based education program in the world—produces vibrant educational and cultural programming that brings the Smithsonian to life

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