Things to do in ARLINGTON with kids

If you love American history, then Arlington, Virginia should be on your list of places to go with the family!

Located right near Washington D.C, Arlington is actually a county, and is the gateway to anyone wanting to learn all about the Civil War, and then some.

Kids can connect with the past at the Arlington National Cemetery, the final resting place of J.F.K, and go back in time with Arlington House.

There are some fascinating memorials to visit too, where kids can learn about he effects of world events, including the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial, and the Air Force Memorial.

If you ever wanted to visit a place to celebrate America – Arlington is it!

Arlington also has outdoor fun with the Upton Hill Regional Park, and great museums including the DEA Museum! Kids – do you think you have what it takes?

A great day out for the family when you visit Washington D.C or the surrounding areas.

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  • Arlington House: The Robert E.Lee Memorial

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    (2 miles) Arlington

    Explore a historic mansion once belonging to Robert E. Lee and his family, that once owned the land that is now the Arlington National Cemetery

  • Arlington National Cemetery

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    (2 miles) Arlington

    Visit the final resting place of over 400,000 active duty service members, as well as one of the most famous Presidents - John F. Kennedy

  • Upton Hill Regional Park

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    (2 miles) Arlington

    A fun day of outdoor adventure in Arlington, with a fun water park, mini golf, batting cages, walking trails and lots of park fun!

  • Air Force Memorial

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    (2 miles) Arlington

    A moving experience at a Memorial in Arlington that honors those men and women who served, and still serve, the United States Air Force.

  • DEA Museum

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    (3 miles) Arlington

    A fascinating history on drugs, drug law enforcement and the DEA in the USA - an interesting museum for the older kids in Arlington

  • The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial

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    (3 miles) Arlington

    A visitor education center and memorial for the 9/11 attacks at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.

  • Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

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    (3 miles) NW Washington DC

    Free daily performances are held on the Millennium Stage in the Grand Foyer. There are free guided tours every day and have a section on their website just for family performances.

  • Canal Boat Rides

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    (3 miles) NW Washington DC

    Ride along the historic C&O Canal in a boat pulled by mules. Experience rising 8 feet in a lock. Hear park rangers in period clothing describe what life was like for the families that lived and ...

  • Lincoln Memorial

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    (3 miles) Washington

    Kids know a lot about the 16th president from school, and are generally very interested to visit the memorial of Lincoln

  • City Segway Tours of Washington DC

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    (3 miles) Washington

    Take a tour of Washington DC with City Segway Tours and enjoy a novel way of seeing the city!

  • Capital City Bike Tours

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    (3 miles) Washington

    A fun and active way to get around Washington D.C - bikes! Perfect for families who want to see the city easily.

  • Dumbarton Oaks

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    (3 miles) NW Washington DC

    These beautiful 10 acre gardens are a great place to take a baby for a walk - you can take a guided tour of both the museum and gardens

  • Corcoran Gallery of Art

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    (4 miles) NW Washington DC

    Apart from being a great art gallery, they also do great family programs - recommended for the small people as galleries can be hard work when you are little

  • Fort Verde State Historic Park

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    (4 miles) Cape Verde

    Fort Verde State Historic Park is the best preserved example of an Indian Wars period fort in Arizona. Spanning from 1865 through 1890 Camp Lincoln, Camp Verde and finally Fort Verde were home to ...

  • O Street Museum

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    (4 miles) Washington

    The only museum of its kind, O Street Museum has always been dedicated to exploring the creative process. With more than 100 rooms and 32 secret doors, the collection rotates and changes daily.

  • The Phillips Collection

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    (4 miles) NW Washington

    The Phillips Collection, America's first museum of modern art, opened in 1921 in the home of Duncan Phillips (18861966). The collection includes Renoir's great masterpiece Luncheon of the Boating ...

  • The White House

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    (4 miles) White House

    Public tours of the White House are available for groups of 10 or more people. Requests must be submitted through one's Member of Congress and are accepted up to six months in advance.

  • United States National Holocaust Museum

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    (4 miles) SW Washington DC

    This internationally acclaimed museum tells the story of the Holocaust through artifacts, films, photos, and oral histories.

  • Lincoln Assassination Walking Tour

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    (4 miles) NW Washington DC

    It was a night that changed the history of a nation forever. Journey back in time with your guide to learn about the three-pronged attack designed to decapitate the U.S. Government. Come along on ...

  • Bureau of Engraving and Printing

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    (4 miles) SW Washington DC

    You'll see how paper money gets printed, cut, sorted and inspected for defects. There is a self guided 35 minutes tour which is one of DC's most populra.

  • National Geographic Museum

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    (4 miles) Washington DC

    At National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C., past and current expeditions, adventures, and scientific research come to life. Enjoy a wide variety of changing exhibitions as well as permanent and ...

  • National Museum of American History

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    (4 miles) NW Washington DC

    Lots for kids to do, check out the special kids section of the website. Lots of hands-on exhibits, old cars, trains - the kid of things that keep the small people amused - can get busy though, so ...

  • FDR Memorial

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    (4 miles) Southwest - Waterfront

    Spread over 7.5 acres, traces 12 years of the history of the United States through a sequence of four outdoor rooms, one for each of FDR's terms of office. Sculptures inspired by photographs depict ...

  • The Old Post Office Pavillion

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    (4 miles) NW Washington DC

    A highlight of a visit to the Old Post Office Pavilion is always a 360-degree picturesque view of Washington. From the observation deck of the 315-foot granite Clock Tower, you can enjoy the city\'s ...

  • East Potomac Park

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    (4 miles) Washington DC

    One of the most popular parks in Washington DC, with tennis courts, golf and play areas!

  • National Museum of Natural History

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    (4 miles) NW Washington

    Top tip for kids, you might want to make your first stop the first-floor Discovery Room, which is filled with creative hands-on exhibits "for children of all ages." Every now and then, the hall comes ...

  • Fords Theatre

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    (5 miles) NW Washington

    Re-live history at the site of President Lincoln's assassination in 1865 through the museum filled with fascinating exhibits. An amazing destination in Washington DC.

  • Madame Tussauds

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    (5 miles) NW Washington

    Visit Madame Tussauds Washington DC and experience our Presidents Gallery; a brand new exhibit that displays all 44 U.S. Presidents in an exciting and interactive environment. The Presidents Gallery ...

  • Smithsonian National Zoo

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    (5 miles) Cleveland Park

    Founded in 1889, and one of the most popular DC attractions, this zoo has over 1,500 animals across 163 acres - and it's FREE!

  • International Spy Museum

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    (5 miles) Washington

    The only public museum in the United States solely dedicated to espionage. An amazing array of public programs, workshops, demonstrations, and action-packed missions to go on!

  • All Fired Up

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    (5 miles) Cleveland Park Metro Area

    Express your "creative" self, take a item of bisque and let your imagination run wild - great idea for birthday and christmas presents for your relatives as well

  • Smithsonian American Art Museum

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    (5 miles) Penn Quarter

    Smithsonian American Art Museum is the nations first art collection, and covers the richness and diversity of America's artists

  • National Air and Space Museum

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    (5 miles) Washington

    Hundreds of artifacts on display including the original Wright 1903 Flyer, the Spirit of St. Louis, the Apollo 11 command module, and a lunar rock sample that visitors can touch. The Steven F. ...

  • National Museum of Crime and Punishment

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    (5 miles) Washington

    Committed to offering an experience that the whole family can enjoy. While there may be some portions of the museum you choose to avoid with your child, there are numerous exhibits and interactives ...

  • Tourmobile Sightseeing Trams

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    (5 miles) SW Washington DC

    Get ready for the sights and sounds of the Nation's Capital. Tourmobile Sightseeing's narrated shuttle tours take you right where you want to go with unlimited free reboarding. You choose where to ...