Our nation’s capital is a popular destination for many Americans. Whether you are traveling as a part of a school trip, to participate in a march, or to learn more about the seat of federal power, Washington D.C. offers many great learning and sightseeing opportunities.

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Government Buildings

See where the country’s government is run at these important historical buildings. Both the White House and the Capitol building are open for tours, but make sure that you follow any rules and regulations about visiting. It is free to tour these buildings.

White House

If your group wishes to tour the White House, they need to submit a request through your member of Congress at least 21 days in advance, but less than three months ahead of time.

U.S. Capitol

It is free to tour the Capitol, but if you have a group of more than 15 people, you should reserve space before you come. The office of your Congress member may be able to provide you with a special tour, so reach out to them before your visit.


Monuments to some of our past presidents and other important Americans are iconic reminders of where our nation started and where it can go in the future. Below are three of the most well-known and impressive monuments that honor three of our greatest presidents.

There are many other notable locations in D.C., including stunning monuments to service members of past wars, so make sure to do some research to see what other monuments will be most relevant to your group’s interests.

Lincoln Memorial

People can visit this memorial 24 hours a day, seven days a week and there is no charge.

Washington Monument

While the Washington Monument itself is closed to visitors until later in 2019, you can still see the monument and the large reflecting pool that honors our first president for free on the National Mall.

Jefferson Memorial

Open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the Jefferson Memorial features a statue of the founding father along with some breathtaking architecture.


Washington D.C. is full of museums run by the government as well as private interests. Below is a list of a few of the Smithsonian museums.

Smithsonian Institution

Made up of 19 museums, the Smithsonian Institution covers a wide range of important American scientific and cultural achievements. Make sure to see at least a few of these museums when you are in D.C.:

  • Art
  • Air and Space
  • American History
  • National Zoo
  • And many others

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