Washington, D.C. Local Attractions
Smithsonian American Art Museum
A national landmark itself, the Smithsonian American Art Museum is home to one of the largest and most inclusive American art collections in the world. Explore the nation’s first collection of American art and the unrivaled record of the American experience from the colonial period to today.
Distance from hotel: 0.3 mi
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Madame Tussauds D.C.
Rub elbows with celebrities—or at least their wax figures—in this world-famous venue featuring cultural icons, athletes, US presidents, pop stars, and more. The 12th venue worldwide, Madame Tussauds in D.C. features several themed rooms where visitors can touch and take photos next to popular public figures.
Distance from hotel: 0.3 mi
Ford’s Theatre Museum
This working theatre, historical monument, and world-class museum is the premier destination where you can travel back in time and see what life was like during Lincoln’s presidency. Located across the street from the Petersen House where Lincoln died, this historic site will immerse you in America’s past, Lincoln’s legacy, and the conspiracy behind Lincoln’s assassination.
Distance from hotel: 0.4 mi
National Law Enforcement Officers
Pay tribute to those who died in the line of duty in this beautifully landscaped park with nearly 60,000 plants and 128 trees. The memorial includes two curving marble walls with the carvings of more than 20,000 names of officers killed, dating back to the first known death in 1791.
Distance from hotel: 0.5 mi
The National Archives Museum
Located just north of the National Mall, this museum holds original copies of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Navigate your way around the many exhibits rich in American artifacts and historical documents including the Louisiana Purchase Treaty, the Emancipation Proclamation, and more.
Distance from hotel: 0.6 mi
Photo: Jarek Tuszynski
Step behind the camera lens and discover the evolution of print and electronic communication. Considered one of the most interactive museums in the world, the Newseum features seven levels of exhibits; including the most memorable 9/11 exhibit and eight of the largest concrete sections of the Berlin Wall.
Distance from hotel: 0.7 mi
Visit the official residence of every U.S. president since John Adams in this Neoclassical-style, six-story manor. Sitting on an 18-acre plot, the White House is a popular attraction for tourists and locals, garnering 30,000 visitors a week.
Distance from hotel: 0.8 mi
Photo: Ad Meskens
National Museum of African American
History and Culture
Sitting proudly on the National Mall, this unique architecture boasts more than 36,000 artifacts dedicated to the documentation of African American life. Revel in the history of African American culture in the newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution.
Distance from hotel: 0.9 mi
Photo: Rex Hammock, Flickr