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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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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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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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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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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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Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

1411 W St SE
Washington DC 20020

Age: All ages

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"The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the most famous 19th century African American." The museum is open throughout the year (seasonal hours) and you can tour the home (reservations recommended),...

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Freer and Sackler Galleries of Art

202-633-4880

1050 Independence Ave., SW
Washington DC 20560

Price: Admission free

Age: All ages

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The Freer Gallery, the national museum of Asian art for the United States, is adjacent to the Smithsonian Castle and very close to the Orange and Blue lines' Smithsonian station. "The gallery houses a world-renowned collection of art from China,...

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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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Library of Congress

202-707-5000

101 Independence Ave, SE
Washington DC 20540

Price: Free admission

Age: All ages

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The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world with resources for visitors of all ages.

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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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Marian Koshland Science Museum

202-334-1201

525 E Street, NW
Washington DC 20001

Price: $4/students; $7/adults

Age: 10 and up

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The Marian Koshland Science Museum features-state-of-the-art exhibits that present the complexities of science in an engaging and accessible way to the general public. The museum explores current scientific issues at the core of many of the...

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National Archives

700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20408

Price: Free admission

Age: 5 and up

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The National Archives and Records Administration is "the official repository for all federal records judged to be of enduring value." That includes your grandfather's World War II service records, Nixon's Oval Office tapes, and several hundred...

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National Building Museum

202-272-2448

401 F Street NW
Washington DC 20001

Price: $8/adult; $5/youth ($3 for Building Zone only)

Age: All ages

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If you like bricks then you'll love The National Building Museum, another world class public space with fascinating exhibits "dedicated to exploring and celebrating architecture, design, engineering, construction, and urban planning." Family drop...

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National Gallery of Art

202-737-4215

4th and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington DC 20565

Price: Free admission

Age: All ages

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The Big Kahuna of art museums on the Mall, the National Gallery of Art is best approached in bite sized pieces, even for adults. There is alot to see here, so consider sampling a gallery at a time over several visits. Visit the National Gallery...

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National Geographic Explorers Hall

202-857-7588

1145 17th Street, NW
Washington DC 20036

Price: $8/adult; $6/members, military & seniors; $4/children ages 5 to 12

Age: All ages

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At the National Geographic Museum at Explorers Hall visitors enjoy a wide variety of temporary exhibitions as well as permanent and interactive displays that reflect the richness and diversity of our world. In the main gallery space in the 17th...

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National Museum of African American History and Culture

200 15th St NW
Washington DC 20230

Price: Free

Age: All ages

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The National Museum of African American History and Culture, established by an Act of Congress in 2003, documents African American life, history and culture.   Timed passes are required for entry into the museum and since it just opened, expect...

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National Museum of African Art

202-633-4600

950 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington DC 20560

Price: Free admission

Age: All ages

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"The Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art fosters the discovery and appreciation of the visual arts of Africa, the cradle of humanity."  Located on the National Mall, the museum is conveniently located near the Smithsonian metro station...

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Imagination Stage The Princess and the Pauper
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