The Washington National Cathedral, the sixth largest cathedral in the world and the second largest in the U.S., is one of the District's biggest tourist attractions. The church has been under scrutiny recently. Among its many stained glass windows are two that memorialize Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, with two images of the Confederate battle flag. At the request of … [Read more...] about This is a Good Time to Visit the Washington National Cathedral
Choose from a variety of walking tours offered by DC by Foot—and pay what you think it was worth after the tour concludes. Among the tours offered: National Mall Tour--includes the Lincoln Memorial All in One Tour—memorials and monuments around the Tidal Basin Lincoln Assassination Tour Arlington Cemetery Tour—navigates the American military burial ground Capitol Hill & … [Read more...] about See DC by Foot–At a Price You Choose
The Library of Congress is commemorating the 100thanniversary of the United States’ entry into The Great War with a new free, online webinar series highlighting some of the Library’s most remarkable World War I resources, including documents, photographs, maps, and personal stories collected through the Veterans History Project. The five-part series of 40-minute talks will present discussions … [Read more...] about Library of Congress Launches Free WWI Webinar Series
Washington, D.C.'s National Mall is almost two miles long from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial. Along the American elm tree-lined walk are several Smithsonian museums, the National Archives, the National Gallery of Art, and the U.S. Botanical Gardens. There are nine major monuments or memorials also along the way and they comprise some of the most famous structures in the city. Here are the … [Read more...] about Don’t Miss These Iconic Memorials and Monuments on the National Mall
The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal stretches 184.5 miles from Georgetown to Cumberland, Maryland, and Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park offers entertainment and recreation options for visitors all year. From April to October, you can take mule-drawn boat trips. Trails provide options for hikers, bikers and jobbers. The park has seven visitors centers spread among its length. … [Read more...] about Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park
The DC Public Library is committed to the community. In fact, the library and Universal Class is sponsoring over 500 different classes and seminars on topics ranging from weight management, budgeting, and even how to quit smoking. Browse the classes online and work towards a better you. You will need to become a member of the library. Through a partnership with Universal Class, if you do complete … [Read more...] about Over 500 Free Classes at DC Library
Summers in the Washington, D.C. area can be brutally hot and humid. There is no better outdoor fun than to enjoy the day swimming or splashing around in the cool waters of the many splash fountains scattered around the city. Here is a list of the main locations for you to visit this summer. We'll add more as we discover them. Palisades Spray Park - 5200 Sherier Place … [Read more...] about Splash Fountains/Pools in or Near Washington, D.C.
Wow, the biggest decision when planning an inexpensive trip to Washington is where to begin because there are so many options that the kids--and adults--will enjoy. Here are some suggestions on how to get started: 1--If you don’t mind spending some money up front you can get a discount card for each family member for a Washington DC Explorer Pass. This entitles you to up to 40% discount on 14 … [Read more...] about 17 Free or Cheap Things to Do With Kids in Washington, DC This Summer