Most DMV residents take this area for granted.
They rarely visit the museums, forget to take the tours, or never bother to leave their neighborhoods.
It’s not until you get relocated, retire and move away, or downsize outside of the beltway that you remember that the DMV has so much to offer.
I’m not going to make that mistake. We’re going to take full advantage of living near the nation’s capital by visiting as many attractions as we can.
This post is the very first in a long series called, “Things to Do Around the DMV”. I’ll use this page as my table of contents by listing every possible attraction in the area. Then, I’ll provide a link that will contain a quick write up of the attraction with pictures and videos.
Hopefully, my journey will inspire you to start your journey of touring the DMV like a tourist.
2. FDR monument
3. National Museum of African American History and Culture
4. Jazz in the Sculpture Garden
5. National Portrait Gallery
6. Air and Space Museum
7. George Washingtons Mount Vernon
8. Frank Lloyd Wright House
9. Glen Echo Park
10. Changing of the Guard Arlington Cemetery
11. Great Falls
12. Bureau of Engraving
13. The Archives
15. Arlington Cemetery
16. Gravelly Point Park
17. Stroll to dinner in Old Town by the waterfront
18. Shenandoah Caverns, Virginia
19. Bunny Man Bridge
20. Skyline Drive
21. Madame Tussauds DC
22. Lincoln’s Cottage
23. Colvin Run Mill
24. Huntley Meadow
25. Claude Moore Farm
26. The Library of Congress
27. The Observation Deck in Rosslyn’s CEB Tower
28. The Building Museum
29. National Arboretum
30. Monuments on the Mall at night
31. Korean War Memorial
33. Dinner Cruise Mount Vernon, Alexandria Waterfront or Georgetown
34. Holocaust Museum
35. Gettysburg (near Richmond)
37. Clara Barton’s Missing Soldier’s Office
38. Woodrow Wilson House
39. National Cathedral
40. Waterfront Area by the Fish Market
41. Textile Museum
42. Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Did I miss anything?
What should I add to this list?