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Memorials and Monuments
Tour the many historic sites at the 639 acre U.S. military cemetery including John F. Kennedy’s Gravesite and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to watch The Changing of the Guard. General Admission is Free.
Headquarters of the Department of Defense, the Pentagon is one of the world's largest office buildings. Built in just 16 months, the Pentagon is the world’s largest low-rise office building.
Seen globally as a symbol of democracy, the U.S. Capitol has housed the Senate and House of Representatives for over two centuries. Covering over 1.5 million square feet, this architecturally impressive monument hosts guide-led tours year-round.
Measuring an impressive 555 feet, the Washington Monument was once the tallest structure in the world. Located in the middle of the nation’s capital, the world-famous monument pays homage to George Washington, one of America’s Founding Fathers.
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
The uniquely designed Hirshhorn is home to more than 12,000 works by masters ranging from Pablo Picasso to Piet Mondrian, Willem de Kooning, and Andy Warhol. Sculptures by Henry Moore, Alberto Giacometti and Alexander Calder are displayed throughout the grounds.
National Gallery of Art, East and West Buildings
The two buildings of the National Gallery of Art house one of the world's finest collections of paintings, sculpture, and graphics from the 13th to the 20th centuries. Some rare masterpieces include the Ginevra de'Benci by Leonardo da Vinci and Sandro Botticelli's Adoration of the Magi.
The Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC honors to the millions who died during the Nazi regime in Germany during World War II. The museum exhibit features more than 900 artifacts, 70 videos, and four theaters of film footage and eyewitness testimonies of Nazi concentration camp survivors.
Located on the National Mall in Washington, DC, the National Museum of Natural History is part of the Smithsonian Institution and is home to more than 125 million natural science specimens and cultural artifacts. Popular exhibits include dinosaur skeletons and a giant collection of gems and minerals.
Air and Space Museum
Featuring the world’s largest collection of aviation and space exploration artifacts, the Air and Space Museum attracts more than 8 million visitors each year. Stop by to touch real moon rock and see the Wright Brothers’ first successful airplane
Performing Arts and Nightlife
Washington National Opera
Under the directorship of famous opera great, Placido Domingo, the Washington National Opera troup performs in the spring and fall at the Kennedy Center Opera House.
With a capacity of 500 guests, this legendary concert hall has acted as the launchpad for some of history’s most famous musicians. With table seating and a full menu, attendees can dine in style while watching performances by music’s biggest names.
Opened in 1971, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosts more than 2,000 shows per year across three impressive theaters. Located along the Potomac River, this historic venue is the perfect place to catch a show during your stay.