Sights & Attractions in Washington, D.C.

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Things to Do in Downtown

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Name Category Location
 
Ford's Theatre National Historic Site
The events that took place here on the night of...
Museums / Galleries, Arts / Performance Venues, Architectural Sites, Historic Districts / Sites Downtown
 
International Spy Museum
It's believed that there are more spies in...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
 
Madame Tussauds
A branch of the famous London-based waxworks...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
 
Marian Koshland Science Museum
Part of the National Academy of Sciences, this...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
 
National Building Museum
Architecture, design, landscaping, and urban...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
 
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
These 3-foot-high walls bear the names of 20,267...
Memorials / Monuments Penn Quarter
 
National Museum of Crime and Punishment
America's history of crime and the judicial...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
 
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Founded in 1987, this is the only major museum in...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
 
National Portrait Gallery
The intersection of art, biography, and...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
 
Newseum
The setting, in a dramatic glass-and-silver...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
 
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
At over 3 million square feet, this is the...
Government Buildings Downtown
 
Smithsonian American Art Museum
From Georgia O'Keeffe's stunning Yellow Calla...
Museums / Galleries, Arts / Performance Venues, Libraries Downtown
 
United States Navy Memorial
Although Pierre L'Enfant included a Navy...
Memorials / Monuments Downtown

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