Washington National Cathedral is called to serve as the spiritual home for the nation. The Cathedral is a national treasure and an architectural feat, a place of stunning beauty built to inspire. Inside, artwork and exhibits tell the American story of faith. Outside, you can explore gardens and grounds shared with three outstanding schools—or peer with gargoyles from the city’s highest point. Read more
The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) is part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s preeminent museum and research complex. The Museum is dedicated to inspiring curiosity, discovery, and learning about the natural world through its unparalleled research, collections, exhibitions, and education outreach programs. Opened in 1910, the green-domed museum on the National Mall was among the first Smithsonian building constructed exclusively to house the national collections and research facilities.
Kings Dominion opened in 1975 It offers over 60 rides, shows and attractions including 14 roller coasters on 20-acre. Its 75 miles south of Washington, D.C.
This year its their 40th year celebration so join in the fun by making your memorable Kings Dominion experience and be part of their history. Things to Do
The first Fort Washington was completed in 1809 and guarded the Nation’s Capital until it was destroyed by its own garrison in 1814. Twelve days later Major Pierre L’Enfant was sent to construct new defenses but worked on the fort for only a brief period before Lieutenant Colonel Walker K. Armistead replaced him. The fort was completed on October 2, 1824. Extensive remodeling was performed in the 1840s and the first guns were mounted in 1846. The masonry fort was occupied by soldiers from the First, Third and Fourth U.S. Artillery during its early history. Except for a few guns at the Washington Arsenal, Fort Washington was the only defense for the Nation’s Capital until the Civil War when a circle of temporary forts was built around the city. Learn More …
Designed primarily for children age 8 and younger, the National Children’s Museum (NCM) is a nationally recognized cultural and educational institution serving children and families onsite and through national partners and programs. The Museum’s exhibits and innovative educational programs spark the imagination and celebrate the true power of children, motivating them to become people who make a difference in the world. – See more
With Opening Day in the nation’s capital just around the corner, the Washington Nationals are proud to unveil the March to Baseball campaign, an exciting promotion that gives the team’s most loyal fans the opportunity to win daily prizes while counting down to the start of the baseball season.
In the weeks leading up to Opening Day, every Nationals Season Plan Holder signed on for the 2014 season will automatically be entered for a chance to win one of 30 fantastic daily prizes. The grand prize, a Nationals road trip experience, will be announced when the Nationals open the season in New York on March 31, 2014. Read More
Washington’s famous cherry blossom trees are expected to bring the first sure sign of spring between April 8th and 12th.
Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates spring in Washington, DC, the gift of the cherry blossom trees, and the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan. The Festival produces and coordinates daily events featuring diverse and creative programming promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty, and community spirit. Events are primarily free and open to the public.
Explore the site to learn more about the Festival and its events, the spectacular gift of trees, and everything you can do to make the most of your visit to the nation’s capital! Read more