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The American Revolution: A World War

View the American Revolution through a global lens in The American Revolution: A World War, which examines the 1781 victory at Yorktown and the Franco-American partnership that made it possible. This one-year exhibition will captivate visitors with compelling objects, including two paintings created by Louis-Nicolas van Blarenberghe as copies of those presented to King Louis XVI. […]

Confection

Third Rail Projects’ newest immersive experience, Confection, is a rollicking rumination on opulence, inequity, and teeny-tiny desserts. In this 45-minute experience, audiences are granted exclusive access to the Folger’s magnificent Paster and Sedgwick-Bond Reading Rooms, with a performance that winds its way through these massive and ornate spaces, and are invited to savor bite-sized delights […]

Washington Nationals Home Opener

Play Ball! Washington, DC’s Major League Baseball team, the Washington Nationals, kick off the season in March against the New York Mets for an exciting summer of great games, sweeping cityscape views and the Running of the Presidents. Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St, SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20003-1507

Flower Mart at the National Cathedral

Flower Mart is a family friendly spring event. The Cathedral stairs become a stage for international dancers, talented choirs and craft making. Friends of the Cathedral sell flowering plants and teach gardening, and provide free tours of the stunning Cathedral and Tower. Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20016

National Cherry Blossom Festival

See Washington splashed in pink during the city’s most famous festival is a captivating tribute to spring and honors Japan’s gift of 3,000 cherry trees in 1912. Highlights include music, dance performances, parades, fireworks and thousands of trees bursting with pink blossoms.

Guide to DC for Nature Lovers

You’d be hard pressed for a person in a group of 50 to suggest Washington DC as an ideal destination for nature lovers. The nation’s capital, however, and its surrounding areas have plenty of green, open spaces and many living in the district enjoy a brisk run along the Tidal Basin (more on that later). […]

Things You Should Know Before Visiting Washington DC

Washington DC is America’s capital city. Known as ‘The Federal City’ or ‘The District’, the area nestled between Maryland and Virginia is home to the President, Congress, the Supreme Court and millions of people. The city, broken into quadrants instead of grids, is officially south of the Mason-Dixon line putting it in the southern portion […]

First Sunday Arts Festival

Between May and October, Annapolis, Maryland, hosts its First Sunday Arts Festival on Calvert and West Street. This street festival offers arts and crafts booths, live entertainment and café dining. With free admission, this weekend event brings in a combined 45,000 visitors annually. West St & Calvert St, Annapolis, MD

15 Instagrammable Spots in D.C.

With its amphibious capabilities, DC Ducks is the best way to see our nation’s capital both on and off the water. The tour takes you from Union Station through the streets of downtown D.C. and into the Potomac River. But wait—if you don’t Instagram the sites, did your trip to D.C. really happen? Here’s your […]

Ultimate Guide to Union Station

Designed by the renowned architect Daniel Burnham, Union Station is an iconic Beaux Arts-style landmark that has served the nation’s capital for over 100 years. In addition to Amtrak trains, the intermodal depot is the focal point of commuter rail lines along with the local bus and subway system. Situated near the U.S. Capitol, the […]

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