D.C. January 26, 2017
These 11 Unique Places in Washington DC Are An Absolute Must-See And Soon!
DC is full of fascinating places. From secret gardens to unique museums and unforgettable historical sites, there is always something to discover in DC. Take a trip and see these 11 must see places in Washington DC!
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. The Fridge DC
The Fridge is an art museum in DC dedicated to street art. One of the coolest parts of the museum is the trail of murals that lead to the entrance. Visit the Fridge at 516 1/2 8th Street, SE.
2. George Mason Memorial
In a bench near the Thomas Jefferson Memorial sits George Mason, the author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights, which inspired the United States Bill of Rights. This understated memorial features beautiful a trellis surrounded by plants.
3. President Lincoln’s Cottage
During the Civil War, the Lincolns decided to move their family from the White House to a cottage on a hilltop. The cottage, also known as the “Soldiers’ Home”, now takes a look at Lincoln’s life. President Lincoln’s Cottage is at 140 Rock Creek Church Road NW.
4. Art Museum of the Americas
The Art Museum of the Americas is not a highly trafficked museum, even with its close proximity to the Reflecting Pool. But it’s worth the trip! This small gallery is free to visit and features a beautiful collection of art from Latin America and the Caribbean.
5. Kahlil Gibran Memorial Garden
This beautiful garden is a tribute to the poet Kahlil Gibran. Follow the path across a small bridge to small sitting area with rounded concrete benches, surrounded by peaceful nature.
6. The House of the Temple
The House of the Temple is the headquarters of the Supreme Council since 1915. The temple includes a library, archives and museum. The library inside the Temple was the first library open to the public in the District of Columbia. The House of the Temple is located at 1733 Sixteenth St, NW.
7. Peterson House
The Petersen House is a 19th century row house that is part of the Ford’s Theater tour. It is the place where President Lincoln died and has served as a museum since the 1930s.
8. National Archives
While it may not seem like the most interesting place in the world, the National Archives in the nation’s record keeper. You can see the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence at the National Archives in DC. The National Archives is located at 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.
9. Embassy Row
Embassy Row is a beautiful place to stroll. The streets are lined with stately mansions that are home to ambassadors from all over the world.
10. National Geographic Museum
The National Geographic Museum is a fun museum that has a wide variety of rotating exhibits focused on scientific expeditions and explorations, as well as photographs from past issues of National Geographic.
11. Gardens at the Franciscan Monastery
While most people don’t think of visiting a monastery, the gardens at the Franciscan Monastery are a must-see! Walk through the roses, flower beds and gardens interspersed with replicas of Holy Land shrines. Visit the Gardens at the Franciscan Monastery at 1400 Quincy Street N.E.
Which of these must see place will you be visiting soon?