Parent's Guide to Washington, DC

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Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

2700 F Street Northwest
Washington, DC    
The Kennedy Center is America's living memorial to President Kennedy—presenting the greatest performers and performances from across America and around the world, nurturing new works and young arti...
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The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC    
Anyone visiting DC can experience the history and art of the White House in person after submitting a tour request through one's Member of Congress. Public tour requests must be submitted through ...
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Newseum

555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC    
The Newseum, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is dedicated to free expression and the five freedoms of the First Amendment: religion, speech, press, assembly and petition. A TripAdvisor 2015 Top ...
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Botanic Gardens

245 First Street Southwest
Washington, DC    
The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is one of the oldest botanic gardens in North America and informs visitors about the importance, value and diversity of plants, as well as their aesthetic, c...
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Rock Creek Nature Centre

5200 Glover Road Northwest
Washington, DC    
Rock Creek Park is truly a gem in our nation's capital. This 1,754-acre city park was officially authorized in 1890, making it the 3rd national park to be designated by the federal government. It o...
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Madame Tussauds

1001 F Street Northwest
Washington, DC    
At Madame Tussauds Washington, D.C., experience the glory of the U.S. presidency first-hand in an unparalleled interactive exhibit, featuring life-sized wax figures of all 44 Presidents from George...
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Corcoran Gallery of Art

500 17th Street Northwest
Washington, DC    
The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at the George Washington University offers advanced creative studies in an inspiring academic atmosphere. The school reserves the right to delete content...
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O Street Museum

2020 O Street Northwest
Washington, DC    
The O Street Museum Foundation promotes and embraces life, from every culture, resulting in a wide-ranging collection of paintings, photographs, sculpture, books, artifacts, and music, from all ove...
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Fords Theatre

511 10th Street Northwest
Washington, DC    
Ford’s Theatre lives at the heart of the Washington, D.C. experience—a vibrant stage for engaging and entertaining theatrical encounters and an immersive environment that celebrates the life and va...
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International Spy Museum

800 F Street Northwest
Washington, DC    
The International Spy Museum opened in Washington, DC on July 19, 2002. It is the only public museum in the United States solely dedicated to espionage and the only one in the world to provide a gl...
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Old Town Trolley Washington DC Tour

2640 Reed Street Northeast
Washington, DC    
As our nation’s capital, Washington, DC captures the true spirit of America. Symbols of our patriotism, the fight for our freedom and the diverse history that spans centuries are present on every c...
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All Fired Up

3413 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC    
All Fired Up is a great place to paint pottery in DC or Bethesda area. All Fired Up offers Pottery Painting, Mosaics, Glass Fusing (DC store only), Ceramic Fusion, weekly specials, camps and more. ...
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Washington Soccer Club

6101 16th Street Northwest
Washington, DC    
The Washington Soccer Club (WSC) was founded in 1990. Since then, it has had travel teams play in and win all divisions of National Capitol Soccer League (NCSL). WSC has sent 6 players from those...
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DC Stoddert Soccer League

3265 S Street Northwest
Washington, DC    
DC Stoddert Soccer League, Inc. (DCSSL) is a non-profit, youth soccer organization, providing organized teams and supervised games for girls and boys ages 4 1/2 - 19 through the cooperation of pare...
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Capital Futbol Club

910 East Capitol Street Northeast
Washington, DC    
CapitalFC provides travel soccer opportunities for boys and girls in the Washington DC and DMV area. CapitalFC builds community by organizing teams for kids to play soccer, instilling a passion f...
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National Air and Space Museum

600 Independence Avenue Southwest
Washington, DC    
The National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall in Washington, DC and the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA display the world’s largest collection of aviation and space artifacts.
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East Potomac Park Miniature Golf

972 Ohio Drive Southwest
Washington, DC    
The mission of East Potomac Park Miniature Golf is to provide affordable and accessible golf facilities and programs for new, casual and experienced golfers, while protecting and maintaining the na...
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National Arboretum

3501 New York Avenue Northeast
Washington, DC    
Established in 1927 by an Act of Congress. The Arboretum is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service. The U.S. National Arboretum enhances the economic, en...
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East Potomac Park Tennis Centre

1090 Ohio Drive Southwest
Washington, DC    
East Potomac Tennis is indoor and outdoor tennis facility located at Hains Point right outside Washington, D.C. EPTC offers five indoor hard courts under a state-of-the-art facility. Play is avail...
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Canal Boat Rides

1057 Thomas Jefferson Street Northwest
Washington, DC    
The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park is visited by over five million hikers, campers, bicyclists and history enthusiasts each year. Please be aware there is no main entrance into ...
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United States National Holocaust Museum

100 Raoul Wallenberg Place Southwest
Washington, DC    
A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Federal supp...
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National Gallery of Art

4th Street Northwest
Washington, DC    
NGAkids interactives offer an entertaining and informative introduction to art and art history. Featuring a variety of art-making tools that encourage exploration and creativity, these computer-bas...
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National Geographic Museum

1145 17th Street Northwest
Washington, DC    
The National Geographic Society is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to exploring our planet, protecting wildlife and habitats, and helping assure that students in K-12 ...
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National Museum of American History

14th Street Northwest
Washington, DC    
The National Museum of American History collects, preserves and displays American heritage in the areas of social, political, cultural, scientific and military history. Through incomparable collec...
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National Museum of Crime and Punishment

575 7th Street Northwest
Washington, DC    
The Crime Museum in Washington, DC is described by Good Morning America as a “must see for CSI fans.” This museum provides America’s most thorough and comprehensive study of the development and evo...
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Capital City Bike Tours

502 23rd Street Northwest
Washington, DC    
Capital City Bike Tours first gained our passion for touring with bikes and knew that they would fit in seamlessly with our tours here in the Nation's Capital. So, in 2011, Capital City Bike Tours ...
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National Museum of Natural History

10th Street Northwest
Washington, DC    
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, ...
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National Museum of the American Indian

4th Street Southwest
Washington, DC    
The National Museum of the American offers free admission. It is a museum of living cultures dedicated to advancing knowledge and understanding of the life, languages, literature, history and arts ...
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The Phillips Collection

1600 21st Street Northwest
Washington, DC    
The Phillips Collection is American's first museum of modern and contemporary art in an intimate setting. The Phillips Collection is home to an extraordinary collection of more than 4,000 works ran...
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Lincoln Memorial

23rd Street Southwest
Washington, DC    
Abraham Lincoln was assassinated just after the end of the Civil War on April 14, 1865. By March of 1867, Congress incorporated the Lincoln Monument Association to build a memorial to the slain 16t...
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National Postal Museum

2 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast
Washington, DC    
The National Postal Museum houses one of the largest and most significant philatelic and postal history collections in the world and one of the world’s most comprehensive library resources on phila...
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Verizon Centre

601 F Street Northwest
Washington, DC    
Home to the AFL's Washington Valor, NBA’s Washington Wizards, NHL’s Washington Capitals, the WNBA’s Washington Mystics, and the NCAA’s Georgetown Hoyas’s men’s basketball team, the arena averages 2...
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National Zoo

3001 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC    
Always free of charge and open 364 days a year, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo is part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum and research complex. Founded in 1889, the Zoo sits...


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