DC FREEdom, Free Things to do in Washington, DC
Old Post Office Pavilion
Former post office houses shops, restaurants and offices.
Old Stone House
– The oldest house in Washington, DC built in 1765.
Pope John Paul II Cultural Center
Interactive museum that illustrates the teachings of Pope John Paul II.
Rock Creek Park
1,754 acres of rustic woodlands featuring trails, picnic areas, an amphitheatre and a golf course.
Screen on the Green
A free weekly, screening of classic movies on the National Mall near the Washington Monument during the summer.
St. Matthew’s Cathedral
Established in 1840 it was the Catholic Church where John F. Kennedy’s funeral mass was held.
Smithsonian Folklife Festival
a national, even international, celebration of contemporary living traditions held every summer on the Mall.
Smithsonian Institution Museums Supreme Court of the United States
The highest court in the land, located behind the Capitol.
Theodore Roosevelt Island
– A Potomac River island near the Kennedy Center, which has, along with a monument to Teddy Roosevelt, jogging paths and picnic areas.
A beaux-arts masterpiece and one of the largest train stations in the country. It is also a center for shopping and dining.
Atop Capitol Hill is the seat of the United States legislature.
U.S. Botanic Garden
On the grounds of the Mall it contains an array of flowers with exceptional views of the monuments and the Capitol.
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
An emotional, interactive museum addressing the Hitler’s reign in the 1930s and 40s.
U.S. Navy Memorial & Naval Heritage Center
Striking, outdoor Navy Memorial plaza is an homage to all personnel that served at sea.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
The stirring black wall inscribed with soldiers’ names lost in battle.
Vietnam Women’s Memorial
A tribute to women who worked the backlines of the war as nurses, drivers and infrastructure support.
Washington Design Center
70 showrooms of America’s finest home furnishings.
At 555 feet it is the tallest structure in the area with breathtaking views.
Washington National Cathedral
The 6th largest cathedral in the world and the last purely gothic building constructed this non-denominational temple has spectacular architecture and even more spectacular views of the city.
White House Visitors Center
Offers a 30-minute orientation film about the White House, which is recommended before a tour of the facilities.