Ford’s Theater

Ford's Theater was our favorite stop in Washington, DC. This theater where Abraham Lincoln was shot is now run by the National Park Service. It includes the rebuilt theater, a beautiful museum, and an active Junior Ranger Program. Tickets for the Ford's Theater Tour include a walk through the museum, a…

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Mount Vernon

Visiting Mount Vernon in Virginia is a whole day experience. Plan at least a half day to visit George Washington's property. The large estate has many buildings to explore and includes a tour of the house and a museum of Washington's artifacts. The estate and mansion are beautiful and are definitely…

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US Capitol Building Tour

There are a couple of ways to tour the US Capitol Building. You can do a standby tour where you walk in with a large group, stand in line, and get led through the building. You can also contact your Senator or Representative and ask for a tour. Though this must…

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White House Tour with Kids

Request a Tour Let us begin this post by letting you know that you will have to contact your member of Congress or Senate to get a tour of the White House. This must be done several weeks in advance, and tours are limited, so visit your Representative's website to find…

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Smithsonian American History Museum

You could spend hours roaming through any of the Smithsonian Museums, and the American History Museum is no different. We recommend looking online before you go so you know exactly what you want to visit. This way, you can wander toward your destination, looking as you go, but not get lost…

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Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

There are now two Air and Space Museums in Washington, DC. This post is written about the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum on the National Mall. We've also written about the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, which is located near Dulles International Airport, and to be honest, we like that museum a…

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