Your US Bucket List: Top Family-Friendly Destinations in Washington DC!

Top Family-Friendly Destinations in Washington DC!

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Top Family-Friendly Destinations in Washington DC!

The White House

The United States Capitol Building

National Capital Parks-East

National Mall and Memorial Parks

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

National Gallery of Art

Library of Congress

National Mall

Smithsonian Museums

Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute

United States Botanic Garden

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Beauvoir Outdoors Playground

Smithsonian National Museum of American History

US National Arboretum

Capitol Riverfront

Georgetown Waterfront Park

Rock Creek Park

The International Spy Museum

MLB: Washington Nationals Baseball at Nationals Park

National Building Museum

Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

Tudor Place

Petworth Neighborhood Library

National Cherry Blossom Festival

Meridian Hill Park

Eastern Market

Eden Center

Union Market

Key Bridge Boathouse

Tregaron Conservancy

National Archives – Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights


Arlington National Cemetery

Dumbarton Oaks

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The Escape Game Georgetown

National Museum of Women in the Arts

Washington National Cathedral

Congressional Cemetery

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Oxon Run National Parkway

McAteen Magnolia Bogs

Kingman and Heritage Island

The Dupont Underground

Heurich House Museum / The Brewmaster’s Castle

Culture House

The Capitol Stones

East Potomac Park Mini Golf

The Peterson House

Lincoln Book Tower

Theodore Roosevelt Island

Ruins of the Columbian Cannon Foundry

Municipal Fish Market at The Wharf

Maine Avenue Fish Market

Old Stone House

A Clone of the Newton Apple Tree

Navy Yard Railroad Gun

Ben’s Chili Bowl & Mural

Zodiac Intersection

Howard Theatre

The Fridge DC

Food & Wine Festival at National Harbor

See the Cherry Blossoms along the Tidal Basin

Bureau of Printing & Engraving

tour of the Pentagon

tour of the Pentagon

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

National Symphony Orchestra, the Suzanne Farrell Ballet and the Washington National Opera, as well as a number of other theater and musical performances

Millennium Stage

Libary of Congress

Segway Tour

 Screen on the Green


Supreme Court

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

C&O Canal

Old Post Office Pavilion

Union Market

Historic Georgetown

 Folger Shakespeare Library

Mitsitum Cafe in the National Museum of the American Indian

Washington Capitals Game Hockey

visit the Memorial to the Signers of the Declaration of Independence

– ice skate at the Archives Sculpture Garden rink (winter)
– visit the Pentagon 9-11 Memorial
– visit Meridian Park,

Joan of Arc statue
– during the holidays, see the national Christmas tree, Capitol Christmas tree, National menorah, the reason display at Union Station and/or the Botanical Garten and F Street Market.

– take a selfie with the Ghandi, Churchill and Mandela statues on Massachusetts Ave

– Victims of Communism and Law Enforcement Officer Memorials
– visit the Einstein Memorial (be sure to stand at the center of the universe and talk to Albert)
– see a panel of the Berlin Wall at the Ronald Reagan Building
– see the Japanese-American Memorial to Patriotism During WWII and the Korean War Memorial
– visit the National Postal Museum, the National Geographic Museum and the
– visit the Nuns of the Battlefield/Civil War Memorial
– Black Lives Matter Plaza
– stroll the Southwest Waterfront

Simon Bolivar, Princess Martha (of Denmark), Queen Isabella and Samuel Gompers statues and the Mary Church Terrell and s and Artechouse…a

murals that are painted all over town

U.S. National Arboretum and the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum

Walk the Tidal Basin

African American Civil War Memorial Museum
American University Museum
Anacostia Community Museum
Anderson House
Art Museum of the Americas
Arts and Industries Building
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Charles Sumner School
Chinese American Museum DC
Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum
DAR Museum
Decatur House
Dumbarton House
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
Folger Shakespeare Library
Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site
Freer Gallery of Art
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
General Federation of Women’s Clubs Headquarters
George Washington University Art Galleries
Georgetown University Art Galleries
German-American Heritage Museum of the USA
Heurich House Museum
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
Howard University Gallery of Art
Interior Museum
International Spy Museum
Kreeger Museum
Laogai Museum
L. Ron Hubbard House
Library of Congress
Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum
Lincoln Memorial
Madame Tussauds Washington D.C.
Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site
Meridian House
Museum of the Bible
National Air and Space Museum
National Archives
National Bonsai and Penjing Museum
National Building Museum
National Children’s Museum
National Deaf Life Museum
National Gallery of Art
National Geographic Museum
National Guard Memorial Museum
National Law Enforcement Museum
National Museum of African American History and Culture
National Museum of African Art
National Museum of American History
National Museum of the American Indian
National Museum of American Jewish Military History
National Museum of Natural History
National Museum of Women in the Arts
National Portrait Gallery
National Postal Museum
The Octagon House
Old Korean Legation Museum
Old Stone House
O Street Museum Foundation
The Phillips Collection
Planet Word
President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home
Renwick Gallery
Saint John Paul II National Shrine
Salve Regina Gallery
House of the Temple
S. Dillon Ripley Center
Belmont–Paul Women’s Equality National Monument
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Textile Museum
Tudor Place
United States Capitol
United States Capitol Visitor Center
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
National Museum of the United States Navy
Washington Monument
White House
The Wilderness Society Gallery
Woman’s National Democratic Club Museum
Woodrow Wilson House

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