Sights & Attractions in Washington, D.C.

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Things to Do in Downtown

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Ford's Theatre National Historic Site
The events that took place here on the night of April 14, 1865...
Museums / Galleries, Arts / Performance Venues, Architectural Sites, Historic Districts / Sites Downtown
 
International Spy Museum
It's believed that there are more spies in Washington than in...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
 
Madame Tussauds
A branch of the famous London-based waxworks franchise focuses...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
 
Marian Koshland Science Museum
Sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences, this small but...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
 
National Aquarium
Established in 1873, the National Aquarium is the nation's first...
Zoos / Aquariums Downtown
 
National Building Museum
Devoted to architecture, design, landscaping, and urban planning...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
 
National Museum of Crime and Punishment
America's history of crime and the judicial system are explored...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
 
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Founded in 1987, this is the only major museum in the world solely...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
 
National Portrait Gallery
Devoted to the intersection of art, biography, and history, this...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
 
Newseum
The Newseum's setting in a landmark $450 million glass-and-silver...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
 
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
At over 3 million square feet, this is the largest federal building...
Government Buildings Downtown
 
Smithsonian American Art Museum
The world's biggest and most inclusive collection of American...
Museums / Galleries, Arts / Performance Venues, Libraries Downtown
 
United States Navy Memorial
Although Pierre L'Enfant included a Navy Memorial in his plans...
Memorials / Monuments Downtown
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