Ford Mustang lovers: Did you know that at the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum in Alexandria, Virginia, you can sit in the driver’s seat of a custom-built 1965 Ford Mustang merged with a 2015 model? Plan your visit today to get a first-hand view into how far automotive design and technology have come in the past five decades — and what the next half-century could bring for the … [Read more...] about Free: “Split Personality” Ford Mustang Exhibit
“Portraits of the World: Switzerland” opened December 15, 2017 and will run until November 12, 2018. It is the inaugural exhibition of a series that will highlight the global context of American portraiture. Each year, the National Portrait Gallery will showcase a portrait created by an international artist affiliated with the lending country. The featured work is Femme en Extase, a portrait of … [Read more...] about Free: New Exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery
National Postal Museum. Sounds dull, right? Nothing could be further from the truth! Below are some of the fun activities for kids and interesting exhibits for adults. What's more, you can park next door (not free) at Union Station and walk to the museum, which is one of the lesser known parts of the Smithsonian Institution. For Kids Watch how stamps were made 100 years ago on the Spider … [Read more...] about Free Fun at the National Postal Museum
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.
Be sure to check out the National Theater's Saturday Morning Series in the Helen Hayes Gallery. It is geared to 4-10-year-olds and is offered twice on Saturday, at 9:30 and 11:30. Tickets are free but must be reserved ahead of time. Some additional tickets, if available, will be given out the morning of the production. Check here for more information. … [Read more...] about Free Tickets to Saturday Kids’ Shows at the National Theater
The 101st birthday of the National Park Service is August 25, 2017, which means it's a free entrance day at parks that normally charge a fee. You'll have two more chances after that: September 30: National Public Lands Day, and November 11-12: Veterans Day Weekend. According to the National Park Service, national parks are "America’s Best Idea," and we have to agree--especially on … [Read more...] about Free Day at National Parks in August
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
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.