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African American Civil War Memorial & Museum

202-667-2667

1925 Vermont Ave., NW
Washington DC 20001

Price: Free admission

Age: 8 and up

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"Using photographs and documents, the African American Civil War Museum helps visitors understand the African American's heroic and largely unknown struggle for freedom for all."

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Alexandria Archaeology Museum

703-746-4399

105 North Union Street
Alexandria VA 22314

Price: Free admission

Age: 6 and up

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"Through the Alexandria Archaeology Museum, the City of Alexandria, Virginia's archaeologists, volunteers and students work with citizens and developers to study and manage archaeological resources important to the community's past, and to share...

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American University Museum

202-885-1300

4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington DC 20016

Price: Free admission

Age: 7 and up

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The American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center provides guided tours for all ages to help you get the most out of your visit. Trained docents can tailor tours to focus on specific work or cover highlights of a particular exhibition on...

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American Visionary Art Museum

410-244-1900

800 Key Highway
Baltimore MD 21230

Price: $9.95 and up

Age: 5 and up

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You ask "What is Visionary Art?"  The AVAM says it "refers to art produced by self-taught individuals, usually without formal training, whose works arise from an innate personal vision that revels foremost in the creative act itself."  Unlike...

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Baltimore Museum of Art

443-573-1700

10 Art Museum Drive
Baltimore MD 21218

Price: Free

Age: 5 and up

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BMA features the Cone Collection (20th Century art including Matisse and Picasso and lots more - thanks ladies!), American Paintings and Decorative Arts, European Paintings and Sculpture, Arts of Africa, Asia, The Americas and Oceania, Modern and...

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Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre

703-365-7895

12229 Bristow Road
Bristow VA 20136

Price: Free admission

Age: 8 and up

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Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre is a 28-acre site with five historic buildings that interprets the history of Brentsville (the county seat of Prince William during the Civil War) through three centuries. They offer guided tours, nature...

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Bureau of Engraving and Printing

1-866-874-2330

14th and C Streets, SW
Washington DC 20228

Price: Free admission

Age: 5 and up

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The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is the largest producer of security documents in the United States. Tours are offered at their Washington, DC facility throughout the year. Peak times are March to August and free tickets are required. ...

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Calvert Marine Museum

410-326-2042

14200 Solomons Island Road
Solomons MD 20688

Price: $2/ages 5 to 12; $7/adults

Age: 5 and up

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The Calvert Marine Museum is a great day-trip for families in the greater DC metro area.  Located in Solomons, Maryland, they have a plethora of hands-on activities for all ages.  Kids will learn about all things maritime - from exploring dugout...

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DAR Museum

202-628-1776

1776 D St., NW
Washington DC 20006

Price: Free admission

Age: 5 and up

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The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Museum is a family-friendly museum with 31 period rooms, a touch area and various galleries. They have family programs throughout the year, mainly geared for ages 5 and up.

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DEA Museum & Visitors Center

202-307-3463

700 Army Navy Drive
Arlington VA 22202

Price: Free admission

Age: 8 and up

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The DEA Museum & Visitor's Center is the only museum in the country focused on drugs, drug abuse and drug law enforcement. The museum opened in May 1999 and features interactive kiosks, mini theater, literature corner and exhibit on the...

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Folger Shakespeare Library

202-544-4600

201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington DC 20003

Price: Free admission

Age: 5 and up

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Home to the world's largest and finest collections of Shakespeare materials, the Folger Shakespeare Library welcomes visitors of all ages. Family-friendly events are held throughout the year and you can visit their...

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Ford's Theatre Museum

202-347-4833

511 Tenth Street, NW
Washington DC 20004

Price: $3.50 and up

Age: 5 and up

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The Ford's Theatre Museum "combines a remarkable collection of historic artifacts with a variety of interactive exhibits to tell the story of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency. Using environmental recreations, videos and three-dimensional figures, the...

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Goddard Space Flight Center

301-286-3978

8800 Greenbelt Road
Greenbelt MD 20771

Price: Free admission

Age: 5 and up

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Established in 1959, Goddard was NASA's first Space Flight Center.

Children's programs, model rocket launches, an interactive "Science on a Sphere," rocket and space capsule displays, and "the nation's largest organization of scientists...

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Hammond-Harwood House

410-263-4683

19 Maryland Avenue
Annapolis MD 21401

Price: $7/adult; $4/child

Age: 5 and up

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Hammond-Harwood House is the Jewel of Annapolis, the grandest Colonial house in town, preserved intact since 1774. It was the last project of the renowned architect William Buckland. In addition to its magnificent, perfectly preserved...

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Hillwood Estate, Museum and Garden

202-686-5807

4155 Linnean Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20008

Price: $15 adult suggested donation

Age: 8 and up

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Offering family programs throughout the year, Hillwood Estate is a "hidden gem" in the city, one that you should take your children to at least once per year.

"Founded by American collector and heiress to the Post cereal empire Marjorie...

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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

202-633-4674

700 Independence Avenue Southwest
Washington DC 20560

Price: Free admission

Age: 5 and up

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The Hirshhorn is the Smithsonian's museum of modern and contemporary art. This is a great place to ask kids what they see...Don't miss the Sculpture Garden.

 

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International Spy Museum

202-EYE-SPYU

800 F Street, NW
Washington DC 20004

Price: $19.95/adult; $15.95/military & senior; $14.95/ages 7 to 11; under 6 free

Age: 7 and up

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Jewish Museum of Maryland

410-732-6400

15 Lloyd Street
Baltimore MD 21202

Price: $8/adult; $4/student; $3/under 12

Age: Elementary-age and up

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Founded in 1960 to save the historic Lloyd Street Synagogue, the Jewish Museum of Maryland bills itself as America's leading museum of regional Jewish history, culture and community. Two galleries present changing exhibits of objects and...

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KID Museum

6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda MD 20817

Price: $8 admission

Age: 6 to 14

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KID Museum in a new kind of museum serving children and families in the Washington, DC area. KID Museum offers unique, interactive experiences for elementary and middle school-aged children that integrate hands-on science, technology, engineering...

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Madame Tussauds

866-823-9565

1001 F Street, NW
Washington DC 20004

Price: $15 and up

Age: 4 and up

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Madame Tussauds DC wax museum offers a truly interactive experience. You are invited to meet America's political history makers, from the Founding Fathers to First Ladies. Run the country from the desk of the Oval Office. Sit in the theatre box...

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Digging Up Dessa at the Kennedy Center
Alice in Wonderland at Metropolitan Ballet Theatre
Levine Music Summer Camp
Imagination Stage The Princess and the Pauper