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Historic Sites, Monuments & Memorials in Metro DC

DC is rich in historic sites, monuments & memorials. Let CultureCapital guide you to the monuments you know and those that are off the beaten track, as you discover the history of our nation.

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Homefront 1812: Friends, Family & Foe
Dumbarton House
Thru Sun, November 2
Throughout this exhibition, Dumbarton House aims to present what life on the home front was like during the War of 1812—the suspense, the fear and excitement, the concerns, beliefs and hopes, the highs and lows that the citizens of this country endured for two and a half years of war on their soil.
Emilie Brzezinski: The Lure of the Forest
Kreeger Museum
Thru Sat, December 27
The Kreeger Museum presents an exhibition of monumental wood sculptures by Emilie Brzezinski.
Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures
National Archives
Thru Monday, January 5, 2015
Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures features original signatures from our nationwide holdings. From developing a signature style to signing groundbreaking policy into law, they illustrate the many ways people have “made their mark” on history.
John L. Dreyfuss' Inventions
Kreeger Museum
Thru Saturday, April 1, 2017
Rendered for the first time at monumental scale in composite materials, these extraordinary works simultaneously draw on ancient and primal references, while being distinctly contemporary in their conception.
Highlights
Dumbarton House
District of Columbia
George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens
Fairfax County, Virginia
Kreeger Museum
District of Columbia
Montpelier Mansion
Prince George's County, Maryland
National Archives
District of Columbia
Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
District of Columbia