Lincoln Memorial

An iconic attraction to visit in Washington DC which commemorates the 16th president of the United States, is the Lincoln Memorial. Opened on May 30th, 1922, the Lincoln Memorial was created by the Piccirilli Brothers. It stands at 99 feet. President Lincoln stood up against slavery for he believed that American democracy should support equal rights and fair opportunity for all.

Cost: Free

Hours of Operation: Open 24 Hours

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

The National Air and Space Museum (NASM) is a expansive building that allows visitors to dive into the history and science of aviation and space within their 22 exhibits. The museum contains an IMAX theatre where science demonstrations are held during the visits to help visitors get an in depth understanding of air and space. Additionally, NASM has various simulators to take you out of this world! One of their popular simulators use a VR(Virtual Reality) transporter which is a ride that makes you feel like you’re on a jet or space ship. Visit the National Air and Space Museum to have a out of world experience!

Cost: Free

Hours of Operation: 10am-5:30pm

White House

The White House is home to the President of the United States. The White House was originally built on October 13, 1792, and was burned down on August 24, 1814. The White House was rebuilt again in 1814, restoring the capital of the United States. The White House holds tours that are first come first serve and it is free of charge. A tour of the White House will give you a sneak peak into the history of the United States presidency.

Cost: Free

Hours of Operation: Public tour requests must be submitted through a Member of Congress. These self-guided tours are available from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday (7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.), Fridays, and Saturdays (excluding federal holidays or unless otherwise noted).

Thomas Jefferson Memorial

The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is a high-profile memorial that remembers one of America’s Founding Fathers and drafter of the Declaration of Independence. It is located off the shores of West Potomac Park. Visitors will have the opportunity to view this amazing memorial and see the glorified bronze statue of Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson dedicated his life protecting to the freedom and social justice of the United States. Visit this memorial to learn more about one of America’s Founding Fathers.

Cost: Free

Hours of Operation: All Day