Museums in Washington DC
America’s capital city! There are so many fun things to do in Washington D.C. It’s an incredibly vibrant city, and with it’s beautiful parks and fascinating history, there are so many great places to visit as a family. First on any family itinerary, should be the great Washington staples. The grand White House, home to all but one president, and the icon of D.C. (Did you know that two thirds of the building is underground? Pretty cool!) The Lincoln Memorial, The Washington Monument, and FDR Memorial are all incredible parts of history that you will recognise from the history books, and a must see in the city. But there are also modern attractions which are just as fascinating! The incredible Newseum will surpass any expectation you had of it going in, and the SUPER fun and unique City Segway Tour- a brilliant and novel way to see the city (Plus you learn super fun facts about the city on your travels!) National parks, museums, aquariums, zoos, botanical gardens, play centers…Washington is as ecclectic, accommodating, and affordable as it is educational and historic. It’s the best of both worlds for kids of all ages and their families.
The only public museum in the US solely dedicated to espionage, this DC Spy Museum features artifacts and stories from real life spies!
A visitor education center and memorial for the 9/11 attacks at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.
This internationally acclaimed museum tells the story of the Holocaust through artifacts, films, photos, and oral histories.
Smithsonian American Art Museum is the nations first art collection, and covers the richness and diversity of America's artists
The National Postal Museum is divided into galleries that explore America's postal history from colonial times to the present. Visitors learn how mail has been transported, emphasize the importance of letters, and spotlight the creation and wondrous ....
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 is the only place in the world where people can int....
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 that are perfect for kids!
Loads of children's events - family specific things to do on the site and children's audio tour as well. Please visit our webiste for more details on family oriented activities.
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 Party, along with other outstanding Impressionist pain....
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
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.
One of the best free places to visit in Washington DC with kids.Hundreds of artefacts 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.
One of the most popular parks in Washington DC, with tennis courts, golf and play areas!
The National Arboretum has 446 acres filled with trees, plants and flowers - great place for picnic, relaxing and letting the kids run round - why not take a tram tour round
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 this family friendly tour to meet the characters, walk....
Come with us and hear more about the people and places that make up the nation's capital, from the legacy of Abraham Lincoln to present day Washingtonians, from historical buildings and impressive monuments to modern urbanism.
DC Ducks is the most exciting way to see Washington. Climb aboard an authentic, fully restored 1942 "Duck" and let the adventure begin! From Union Station we'll waddle down to the mall where you'll see the awe inspiring monuments and fabulous Smithso....
Take a tour of Washington DC with City Segway Tours and enjoy a novel way of seeing the city!
Free daily performances are held on the Millennium Stage in the Grand Foyer, as well as FREE daily guided tours to learn about this memorial to JFK
Among the historic streets, manicured gardens, and Victorian row houses of DC's finest neighborhood, lies deep, dark secrets about a forgotten past. Come along to hear about the ghosts and spirits that still haunt our fine little city . . . if you d....
One of the popular things to do in DC during summer with kids is the popular Old Town Trolley tour that cover Washington's major attractions! Visit the iconic monuments, museums and more!
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 second highest vantage point after the Washington Mo....