Alexander Hamilton: Soldier, Secretary, Icon May 25, 2018 through March 3, 2019, the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum will explore the extraordinary life of Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) through original mail sent and signed by him in his role as the first Secretary of the Treasury and through portraits of him and his contemporaries on postage and revenue stamps. The experience will be … [Read more...] about Alexander Hamilton Exhibit at National Postal Museum
May 15, 2018, marks the 100th anniversary of the world’s first regularly scheduled airmail service. President Wilson was on hand in Washington, D.C., to watch the historic take off. At first the service only operated between Washington, Philadelphia and New York. By 1920, airmail raced from New York to San Francisco. It was dangerous work. More than 30 pilots died doing their best to fly the … [Read more...] about “Postmen of the Skies” at National Postal Museum
The National Park Service has announced three days this year when admission is free to all U.S. national parks: April 21, the first day of National Park Week; September 22 and November 11, Veterans Day. User fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation or special tours are NOT waived. Entrance fees are normally charged at 118 of the 417 national parks, while 299 are always … [Read more...] about 2018 Free Entrance Days at National Parks
Here's our list of things to do with kids in Baltimore from attractions to festivals, family friendly restaurants and even a few suggestions on where to sleep when you're ready to crash. Go wild for art at the three-day free Artscape street festival See art at its most kooky and kinetic at the American Visionary Art Museum Ride the first mile of rail laid in America at the … [Read more...] about 37 Things to Do with Kids on a Road Trip to Baltimore
Washington, DC, is home to more free attractions than any other American city. The Smithsonian alone has 17 museums, galleries and a zoo, and that's just a fraction of the incredible things to see and do in the city. This is as it should be for the nation's capital, a city FOR all of the people in the United States. But it can be overwhelming, especially for first-time visitors. Here's a primer of … [Read more...] about Best Free Attractions for First-Time Visitors to Washington, DC
While the Presidential monuments, war memorials, Smithsonian museums, National Zoo, and Arlington Cemetery should be on anyone's wish list of must see things to see and do in Washington, there are many other worthy adventures to be had in the city. Here are 10 other recommendations, in no particular order: l. Visit the Holocaust Museum. Granted it can be … [Read more...] about More Free Things to See and Do in D.C.
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.
Snore & Roar Sleepovers for Families Priority registration for the 2018 Snore & Roar season will begin in March 2018 for Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ). Premier Plus and above level FONZ members may begin to register on March 27 at 10 a.m. Registration for all FONZ members begins April 3 at 10 a.m. Public registration opens on April 10 at 10 a.m. Become a Friend of the … [Read more...] about Registration Opens for Sleepovers at National Zoo