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Air Force Memorial

1 Air Force Memorial Drive
Arlington VA 22204

Price: Free admission

Age: All ages

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The Air Force Memorial pays tribute to the service and sacrifices of the men and women of the United States Air Force and its predecssor organizations.  The memorial is open daily, with various hours depending on the time of year.

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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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Alexandria Black History Museum

703-746-4356

902 Wythe Street
Alexandria VA 22314

Price: $2

Age: All ages

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The Alexandria Black History Museum is composed of the museum, the Watson Reading Room and the African American Heritage Park. "The Alexandria Black History Museum's mission is to enrich the lives of Alexandria's residents and visitors, to foster...

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Artisphere

703-875-1100

1101 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington VA 22209

Price: Admission free, cost for activities

Age: All ages

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Artisphere is an urban arts center with performance venues, visual art galleries and more. It is brand-new and open seven days a week offering at least 70 events per month; some of them family-friendly.

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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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Claude Moore Colonial Farm

703-442-7557

6310 Georgetown Pike
McLean VA 22101

Price: $2/child & senior; $3/adult

Age: All ages

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Claude Moore Colonial Farm recreates life on an 18th century tenant farm in colonial Virginia. See volunteers dressed in period clothes talk about tobacco farming, animal husbandry and life on the farm. Children of all ages enjoy learning at the...

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Colvin Run Mill

703-759-2771

10017 Colvin Run Road
Great Falls VA 22066

Price: Free admission

Age: All ages

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A visit to Colvin Run Mill puts you front and center with a historic mill built c.1811. Kids can see the massive waterwheel and gears that power the grinding process, take part in educational tours and classes or even have a birthday party on the...

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Culpeper Museum

540-829-1749

113 S Commerce St.
Culpeper VA 22701

Price: Free for Culpeper Residents; $5 others

Age: All ages

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The Culpeper Museum, situated in downtown Culpeper, offers an extensive vision of the history of the area.  In addition to Native American village sites and tool, ruins of a 19th centural canal system, trenches, fortifications and artifacts, they...

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Curiosity Zone

703-723-9949

43135 Broadlands Center Plaza, Suite 123
Ashburn VA 20148

Age: 2 to 11

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The Curiosity Zone is a state of the art science and technical enrichment center for children ages 2 to 11. Kids can think, invent, explore and more. The Curiosity Zone offers classes, birthday parties and lots more.
 

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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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Fairfax Station Railroad Museum

703-425-9225

11200 Fairfax Station Road, PO Box 7
Fairfax Station VA 22039

Price: $3/adult; $1/child (Special events may be more)

Age: All ages

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The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum is a step back in time to the Civil War area. Make a visit and see the role it played during the Civil War.

Northern Virginia NTRAK has a permanent N scale layout in the caboose. In addition to the...

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Lee-Fendall House Museum and Garden

703-548-1789

614 Oronoco Street
Alexandria VA 22314

Price: $5/adult; $3/child 5 to 17; under 5 free

Age: All ages

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The Lee-Fendall House Museum and Garden was built in 1785 as an urban plantation house. The house has a history which includes visits from George Washington and other historical figures.

It is currently a museum that is open to the public...

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Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum

571-258-3800

21668 Heritage Farm Lane
Sterling VA 20164

Price: $5/adult; $4/seniors & military; $3/child

Age: All ages

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Loudon County has a long and important agricultural heritage, and the new Loudon County Farm Museum documents it all through exhibits, photos, and oral histories. The museum takes on some of the down notes including slavery, sharecropping, war,...

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Loudoun Museum

703-777-7427

16 Loudoun Street SW
Leesburg VA 20175

Price: $3/adult; $1/children; under 4 free

Age: All ages

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Bringing history to life, the Loudoun Museum is sure to engage children of all ages. Loudoun County is one of the fastest-growing counties in the United States. Come to the museum to see exhibits that highlight its growth. The museum hosts family...

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Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

703-780-2000

3200 Mount Vernon Highway
Mount Vernon VA 22309

Price: $8/youth (ages 6 to 11); $17/adult (12 to 61); $16/senior; under 5 free

Age: All ages

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Visiting Mount Vernon is like taking a step back in time. Mount Vernon is George Washington's Estate and Gardens and is open 365 days a year.

Spend a day at this historic site and tour the Ford Orientation Center, the Donald W. Reynolds...

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National Museum of the Marine Corps

877-635-1775

18900 Jefferson Davis Highway
Triangle VA 22172

Price: Free admission

Age: 8 and up

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The National Museum of the Marine Corps opened in 2006 as a lasting tribute to the US Marines. "Situated on a 135-acre site adjacent to the Marine Corps base in Quantico, Virginia, the Museum’s soaring design evokes the image of the flag-raisers...

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Occoquan Historical Society Mill House Museum

703-491-7525

413 Mill Street
Occoquan VA 22125

Price: Free

Age: 5 and up

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The Occoquan Historical Society is a charitable non-for-profit organization. It runs the Mill House Museum, which offers a glimpse of items and artifacts that stretch back more than 200 years. The museum is open every day of the year (weather...

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Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum

540-722-2020

16 W. Cork St.
Winchester VA 22601

Price: $6/person; under 2 free

Age: 0 to 12

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The Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum's mission is to "ignite creativity, spark curiosity and inspire learning in visitors of all ages by providing a rich variety of interactive, hands-on exhibits and programs that focus on the sciences and...

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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Independence Avenue at 6th Street, SW
Washington DC 20560

Price: Free admission

Age: All ages

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One of Washington's Musts, the Air and Space Museum is the most popular museum in the world. (8.2 million people visited in 2010, more than the Museum of Natural History (6.2 million) and the National Museum of American History (4.2 million).)...

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The Lyceum

703-746-4994

201 S. Washington Street
Alexandria VA 22314

Price: $2

Age: 5 and up

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The Lyceum, originally a Civil War hospital, a private home, office building and the nation's first Bicentennial Center became Alexandria's History Museum in 1985.

The museum offers exhibitions, school programs, summer camp, lectures,...

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