Elegant parties, international intrigue, the rich and powerful elite, servants, gossip, scandal and politics - Washington, D.C.'s Embassy Row conjures all sorts of images. Thanks to the "Inside Embassy Row" walking tour, the walls of some of the city's most historic mansions are finally talking -- and sharing their secrets. On the walk, as you stroll past the exteriors of these grand buildings, … [Read more...] about Discounts to “Inside Embassy Row” Walking Tour — Gorgeous Mansions & History Galore
Museums & Attractions
M&T Bank is sponsoring half price general admission tickets on Friday nights at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. Any Friday after 5 pm, year round, you can visit the 20,000 plus critters. Tickets are available on line or Friday evenings on site. … [Read more...] about National Aquarium Half Price Friday Nights
Unless you're a visiting head of state, getting a tour of the White House will take some prior planning. Touring the White House Visitor Center will not. On the spur of the moment you can learn about special events and the daily workings in the house of the President and the First Family. Here's what's available in this fascinating free facility, which is part of the National Park Service: An … [Read more...] about Free: White House Visitor Center
It's really difficult to narrow down a list of free things to do in Washington this summer--or anytime of year, for that matter. But here's a starting point for families looking to experience some of the best D.C. has to offer--for adults as well as kids! l. Visit the National Zoo 2. Take a free kid-friendly walking tour of major sites in the city (including Arlington Cemetery) 3. … [Read more...] about 10 Free Family Friendly Things to Do in Washington, D.C.
Since September 11, 2001, the United States has been engaged in multiple wars, varying in intensity, locale, and consequence. After fifteen years, this warfare has become normalized into our social and cultural landscape; it is ongoing, yet somehow out of sight, invisible. The Face of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now explores and assesses the human costs of ongoing wars through … [Read more...] about Free at National Portrait Gallery: The Face of Battle
Whether you're at home or traveling, get FREE admission to more than 1,300 venues in all 50 states during the 13th annual Smithsonian Museum Day Live! on Sept. 23. To get started, visit the Museum Day site and fill out a form with some basic information. Then, the ticket will be e-mailed to you for printing. Each ticket is good for FREE admission for two people per household at a participating … [Read more...] about September 23: Free Museum Admission Across U.S.
The highly anticipated exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History brings visitors face-to-face with mummies from ancient Egypt and Peru. It will shed new light on ancient mummies that have been recently re-examined using 21st-century tools and technologies. "Mummies" features one of the largest collections of mummies housed in North America and provides an unparalleled glimpse into the … [Read more...] about Free: Mummies Exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History
Located in a lushly landscaped three-acre federal park at Judiciary Square (400 block of E Street between 4th & 5th Streets NW), the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is free and open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Dedicated in 1991, the memorial honors U.S. federal, state and local law enforcement officers who have fallen in the line of duty since 1791. More than 20,000 names … [Read more...] about Free 24/7: The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial