Sights & Activities

Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC
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Classic Homage to Old Abe at the Iconic Lincoln Memorial

September 22, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – Few things are more iconic of what our nation represents than the Lincoln Memorial. This marble homage to the Civil War-presiding 16th president symbolizes more than just the top-hat-wearing man though; it’s a symbol of national unity as well. The memorial blends together the work of… (more)
Phillips Collection in Washington, DC
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Scour the Intimate Phillips Collection in Washington, DC

September 21, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – From the National Gallery of Art to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC is home to a plethora of popular art museums. You can roam Old Masters like Rembrandt and Raphael among contemporary artists like O’Keeffe, Picasso, and Matisse—this city… (more)
National Archives in Washington, DC
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America’s History: The National Archives Experience

September 20, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – It’s no surprise that our nation’s capital city helps tell the stories of America’s budding history, but no one puts a face to this incredible mosaic quite like the National Archives Experience. Visitors roaming these halls get to come face to face with some of our country’s… (more)
National Mall in Washington, DC
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Explore DC’s Core at the National Mall

September 18, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – When it comes to frolicking around our nation’s capital, there’s no place we’d rather be than the National Mall. With close to 310 acres to roam, it’s no wonder this one-stop-cultural-shop has become a must-see for millions of tourists from around the globe. From museums to… (more)
Freer and Sackler Galleries in Washington, DC
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Sample a Little Bit of Asia at the Freer and Sackler Galleries

September 16, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – While most of Washington, DC celebrates our nation’s history (think: U.S. Capitol and Lincoln Memorial among other institutions, monuments and museums), a few nonnative gems reside among the capital’s streets. And that’s where the stylishly elegant Freer and Sackler Galleries of Art come in. Since their inception,… (more)
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC
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Savor Contemporary’s Greatest at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

September 15, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – While financier-cum-philanthropist Joseph Hirshhorn might have worn many hats throughout his life, perhaps his most important was that of art collector. A Latvian immigrant, Hirshhorn amassed a collection of close to 6,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and more. By 1974, this impressive assortment of modern art eventually became… (more)
National Air & Space Museum in Washington, DC
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Reach for the Sky at the National Air and Space Museum

September 14, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – Let your imagination soar (well, almost literally!) at the National Air and Space Museum in DC. This bright, open museum celebrates the history of flight, giving aviation enthusiasts and excited children and adults the chance to view the various iconic machines and artifacts that call this place… (more)
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Awesome objects at the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC

September 12, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – Walking through a massive museum to get a lesson in American history might sound like a bit of a chore, akin to slogging through a high school textbook. But prepare to leave all traditional notions of how history is told at the door when you walk into… (more)
Kennedy Center in Washington, DC
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An Evening of Elegance at the Kennedy Center

September 11, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – Though Washington, DC is undoubtedly home to a number of memorials, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is the city’s only living memorial dedicated to none other than President John F. Kennedy (Congress designated it as such two months after his assassination). Kennedy’s lifelong… (more)
Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC
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The Bard on the Hill at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC

September 9, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – From Henry IV to Coriolanus, Shakespeare was a master of political comedy and tragedy, exposing the vulnerability and fickleness of hegemonic power with his dramatic wit. So perhaps it’s appropriate that the Folger Shakespeare Library, the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare materials, has found a home on… (more)
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