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Washington D.C.

District of Columbia (Washington D.C.)

DC FREEdom, Free Things to do in Washington, DC

Washington, DC is in a unique position as a national capital and international city. Because the spotlight is focused so intensely on this area, diplomats, artists, governments and residents all want to make their work accessible.
This makes so many of Washington, DC’s best cultural offerings free of charge. Whether it be monuments, museums, galleries, parks or businesses everyone in the Capital City seems willing to showcase the best without any stress on the pocketbook. Washington, DC is all about FREEdom, and this is a sampling of some of the highlights.

African American Civil War Memorial, located on the historic U Street corridor, which was once referred to as “Black Broadway.”

Arlington National Cemetery Burial site for soldiers, diplomats and politicians including John F. Kennedy and the Tomb of the Unknowns.

Arlington House Formerly the residence of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, now a period model home located in the center of Arlington National Cemetery.

Bureau of Engraving and Printing Also known as the US Mint, where you can see how money is made.

DAR Museum Daughters of the American Revolution present 33 period rooms with lavish pre-1840s décor.

Folger Shakespeare Library Features one of the world’s premier collections of Shakespearean materials.

Ford’s Theatre The infamous site of Lincoln’s assassination still stages numerous theatrical productions every year. Tours are free.

Franciscan Monastery Founded to educate Franciscan missionaries to the Holy Land.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Depicts 12 years of his presidency in 4 outdoor sculpture galleries.

International Trade Center/ Reagan Building One of the largest buildings in Washington, DC it houses shops, restaurants, government offices and the DC Visitors Information Center.

Jefferson Memorial On the edge of the Tidal Basin is the memorial to our 3rd president.

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts One of the great performing arts institutions in the country. Free performances daily at 6 pm on the Millennium Stage.

National Museum of the Marine Corps
The National Museum of the Marine Corps is open from 9:00 AM (0900) to 5: 00 PM (1700) every day except Christmas Day.
Admission to the National Museum of the Marine Corps is FREE.

Adresse: 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Triangle, VA 22172, Telefon: 1.800.397.7585

The National Museum of the Marine Corps is located in the town of Triangle, VA just off I-95, 36 miles south of Washington, D.C., and 76 miles north of Richmond, VA. From I-95, take exit150A to Route 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway); turn right (south) onto Route 1; travel approximately ¼ mile; the Museum’s entrance is on the right.

There is no charge for parking at the Museum.

Museum parking for handicapped visitors and oversized vehicles is available.


National Portrait Gallery



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