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Plan to do some fun things to do in D.C. during your free time!
An immersive language experience located at the historic Franklin School in Washington, D.C. Ideal for all ages, Planet Word is a voice-activated museum (the world’s first!), and our interactive galleries and exhibits bring words and language to life in all sorts of fun ways.
The International Spy Museum is a private non-profit museum dedicated to the tradecraft, history and contemporary role of espionage, featuring the largest collection of international espionage artifacts currently on public display.
African American Museum and History Tour:
This is a half-day tour of Washington DC, guests learn about African-American culture from the beginning of United States history. Explore important landmarks such as the MLK Memorial, Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, and even the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture while gaining historical insights from the first landing at Jamestown through the Civil Rights Movement and present day.
The Holocaust Museum:
The museum serves as a living memorial to the Holocaust, one of the worst tragedies the world has ever seen. Its purpose is to educate its visitors on the dangers of hatred and the atrocities of genocide, and how society can confront challenges to freedom and human dignity.
Vietnam Veteran's Memorial:
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall pays tribute to the brave members of the U.S. Armed Forces who fought in the Vietnam War and were killed or missing in action. The memorial consists of three separate parts: The Three Soldiers statue, the Vietnam Women’s Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, also known as The Wall That Heals
National Museum of Natural History:
The world's most popular natural history museum is dedicated to understanding the natural world and our place in it. Delve into the fascinating story of our planet, from its fiery beginnings through billions of years of transformation, and explore life on Earth through exhibitions and activities, collection objects and research that happens in the lab and in the field. The museum is larger than 18 football fields and is home to the largest natural history collection in the world.
National Museum of the American Indian:
Explore the rich, complex, and dynamic histories and cultures of Indigenous peoples throughout the Western Hemisphere. The museum's architecture, native landscape, and exhibitions designed in consultation with American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian tribes and communities together give visitors a richer shared human experience through a more informed understanding of Native peoples.
The Washington.org website also has great information about places to visit while in D.C.