Mount Vernon – George Washington’s House

Mount Vernon deserves a top vacation spot when visiting Washington DC - see what to expect when touring there

Ask any person to name five United States presidents and you’ll definitely hear the name George Washington.  George Washington’s plantation home, Mt Vernon is preserved for history.  His home is located near the banks of the Potomac River. Visiting Mount Vernon with your family is a great way to learn about the first President of the United States.…

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Lincoln Memorial Washington DC – A Majestic Portrayal

The Lincoln Memorial Washington DC is a majestic portrayal and memorial to the 16th President of the United States - Abraham Lincoln

The Lincoln Memorial Washington DC is a magnificent monument.  I cannot explain the look of awe on the faces of my children when they first saw this monument.  The size alone is intimidating. I think that we just stood there gawking at the monument for a long time. My son actually said, was President Lincoln…

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Washington Monument – Some History and Some Facts

The History of the Washington Monument in Washington DC and some fun facts about it the monument at teh heart of the National Mall

The Washington Monument was built in honor of the first president of the United States of America, George Washington. The tour is free, but does require a ticket.  Be sure to go early in the morning to pick up the free tickets… then return for your tour time. History of the Washington Monument The monument was…

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Washington DC Monuments – A Stroll Along the National Mall

Visiting the Washington DC Monuments includes a visit to the Washington Monument, the Jefferson Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial

One of the first things that I think of when I think of Washington is the Washington DC Monuments.  They are a part of our history, our heritage…. no trip to Washington is complete without visiting these historic sites. There is nothing like the view from the Lincoln Memorial, past the Reflecting Pool to the…

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The Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington DC

Visit the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington DC to see displays of american transportation history and unique things from early America

The Smithsonian Museum of American History is a complete study in the culture and history of America and the American people.  In this museum, you can explore the various means of transportation that Americans have used throughout the years, the timeline of communications throughout the years, the various forms of energy that Americans have used…

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Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

Visit the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum while in Washington DC to see major aircraft and space craft as well as an astronaut suit

The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum is our family’s favorite of the Smithsonian Museums.  There were many activities and hands on exhibits which make the museum very kid friendly…. a big plus for any family vacation. Paper Airplane Contest While we were on our family vacations stop in the museum, there was a children’s paper…

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