U.S. Capitol

The United States Capitol is a monument, a working office building, and one of the most recognizable symbols of representative democracy in the world.

National Air and Space Museum

The National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall houses famous icons of flight: the original Wright Flyer, the Spirit of St. Louis, SpaceShipOne, the Apollo 11 command module and a touchable lunar rock.

National Museum of American History

The National Museum of American History showcases national treasures, from the Star-Spangled Banner to the Ruby Slippers. Daily programs, hands-on activities.

Smithsonian Institution

Collectively called the Smithsonian Institution, the world-renowned museum and research complex consists of 15 separate museums and the National Zoo in Washington, DC.

Washington Monument

One of the nation’s most recognizable structures, the Washington Monument is located at the center of the National Mall, in between the U.S. Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial, and just east of the Reflecting Pool.

Lincoln Memorial

This grand monument overlooks the Reflecting Pool, the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol. Inside, the 19-foot marble statue of the 16th president is flanked by inscriptions of his Second Inaugural Address and the famous Gettysburg Address.

White House

Perhaps the most famous residence in the United States, and certainly the most well-known address, the White House is the epicenter of political life in Washington, DC.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

The garden’s 40 acres include one of the largest and most diverse perennial gardens on the East Coast and the only classical, domed conservatory open to the public in the mid-Atlantic region.

American Civil War Center

Housed in the 1861 Gun Foundry, the American Civil War Center’s exhibits explore the war through three interwoven perspectives: Union, Confederate and African-American.

Monument Avenue

With its stunning architecture and beautiful foliage, no trip to the Richmond Region is complete without a drive or walk down this landmark boulevard, which is the only street in America listed on the National Register of Historic Places.