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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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Strathmore: Afternoon Tea
The Perfect Interlude in the Hustle and Bustle of Life--The soothing sounds of local musicians fill the room, as you enjoy Afternoon Tea in the cozy atmosphere of The Shapiro Music Room at Strathmore.
A Great Day in Harlem (Film)
National Archives
Fri, April 25
This 1994 documentary highlights a remarkable moment in the history of American music when dozens of America’s jazz legends unexpectedly gathered together for a photograph that would become emblematic of the golden age of jazz.
Music at Mount Vernon
George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens
Fri, April 25
This special three-part series, in partnership with the National Symphony Orchestra, brings several of the region's most accomplished musicians to the estate for intimate chamber music performances.
Mother's Day Tea
Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Sun, May 11
Celebrate Mother’s Day together, sampling period teas, finger sandwiches and delicious desserts while a costumed interpreter leads a lively lesson in historical tea etiquette. After the tea, family members can create a special period craft to take home for the Moms in their lives. For ages 5 and up.
Taking Tea: Teatime Across the Centuries
Dumbarton House
Thu, May 15
An evening of tea and talk with food historian, Joyce White.
One Destiny
Ford's Theatre
Thru Sat, May 17
Learn about Lincoln’s assassination from two men who were there. Actor Harry Hawk and Ford’s Theatre co-owner Harry Ford revisit the events of April 14, 1865.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Ford's Theatre
Thru Sat, May 17
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee follows six awkward adolescents through their daunting and hilarious championship quest.
Sunset Celebration
George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens
Sat, May 24 thru Sun, May 25
Visitors may take evening tours of the Mansion, relax and enjoy wine and desserts available for purchase, and delight in 18th-century music, dancing, games, and wagon rides.
Dinner for the Washingtons Tour
George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens
Thru Sun, June 29
This one-hour walking tour showcases food, hospitality, and dining at Mount Vernon by taking an in-depth look at locations around the Estate, including the Mansion's basement. The tour will end in Mount Vernon’s greenhouse with a special tasting.
Abraham Lincoln and the Technology of War
Ford's Theatre
Thru Sun, July 6
This exhibition explores how cutting-edge Civil War technological innovations captured the fascination of President Abraham Lincoln and impacted the conduct of the war.
K@20 Kreeger Museum 20th Anniversary Exhibition
Kreeger Museum
Thru Thu, July 31
From installations, paintings, sculptures and works on paper to video, the selection offers a fresh perspective,not only on individual practices, but also on the collective strength of Washington’s art community - and honors Carmen and David Lloyd Kreeger’s legacy and the Museum’s future.
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
The Kreeger Museum is pleased to announce the opening of ''Inventions'' by John L. Dreyfuss. This inaugural visit around the Museum's new reflecting pool includes several large-scale works and marks a new exhibition space for the Museum.
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Dumbarton House
District of Columbia
Ford's Theatre
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