Area Attractions

Experience the history of our nation’s capital the moment you step outside our doors. Enjoy a stroll in the Capitol Hill neighborhood and take a tour of the U.S. Capitol or the Library of Congress. Spend a day visiting the nearby Smithsonian Museums, make your way to the Washington Monument, or explore the city’s unique culinary scene.

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400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C., United States, 20001

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Historical Attractions

Library of Congress

Visit the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and the largest library in the world, housing more than 168 million items. The Library provides access to millions of books, photographs, and newspapers, and is also home to the U.S. Copyright Office.

Museums & Culture

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Explore this Smithsonian Museum that takes you on a journey through African American history. The museum encompasses more than 85,000 square feet and includes more than 37,000 historical objects.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

With more than 125 million unique artifacts and specimens on display, as well as the recently opened David H. Koch Hall of Fossils, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is the world’s most visited museum. Drawing 8 million tourists each year, this kid-friendly attraction is a can’t-miss while in D.C.

National Law Enforcement Museum

Experience what it is like to be in law enforcement and test your decision-making skills at this interactive and informative museum. Discover untold stories that impacted our nation and learn about the history of law enforcement.

National Children’s Museum

Founded in 1974 as the Capital Children’s Museum, National Children’s Museum, has served as the home of early childhood learning and development. After relocating in 2020, National Children’s Museum re-opened to the public on Pennsylvania Ave NW. The Dream Machine, located within the museum, is three stories tall!

National Air & Space Museum

Re-opening October 14, 2022, National Air and Space Museum is one of the most visited museums in the world. Featuring eight new galleries, visitors will be transcended into air and space. Please note, the whole museum will not officially open until 2025.

National Building Museum

At National Building Museum immerse yourself in the history of Washington, D.C. Constructed between 1882 and 1887, National Building Museum has been the venue for many of Washington’s social and political functions, including nineteen inaugural balls.

International Spy Museum

Become a spy and uncover a secret mission at International Spy Museum. This interactive museum is home to the most extensive collection of international espionage artifacts available for public viewing.

Chinese American Museum

Explore the first and only museum in our nation's capital dedicated to the Chinese American story. Chinese American Museum first opened in 2019, and features both permanent and temporary exhibits.

Parks and Recreation

National Mall

Despite the name, this famed D.C. destination isn’t a shopping center, but an impressive assemblage of memorials honoring Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr., and veterans, with each of the tall structures lined along a grassy space.