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Historic Sites, Monuments & Memorials in Metro DC

DC is rich in historic sites, monuments & memorials. Let CultureCapital guide you to the monuments you know and those that are off the beaten track, as you discover the history of our nation.

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‘D-Day Remembered’: 8th Annual Charles Guggenheim Tribute Program
National Archives
Tue, September 23
Charles Guggenheim’s Academy-Award-nominated documentary of the invasion of Normandy in World War II uses rare archival films and pictures from British, American, and German archives.
Georgetown Treasures: Joint Tour of Tudor Place and Oak Hill Cemetery
Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Sat, September 27
Take a look behind the scenes at Tudor Place and learn all about the storied Oak Hill Cemetery nearby on this joint guided tour.
Style and Influence: First Ladies’ Fashions
National Archives
Tue, September 30
Both historic and modern First Ladies have harnessed the power of fashion to build identity and inform Americans. In conjunction with the exhibition “Making Their Mark,” the National Archives presents a distinguished panel to discuss and examine the fashions of America’s First Ladies through conversation and photos.
English Country Dance in DC
Dumbarton House
Sun, October 5
English Country Dance is a social, folk dance form, which has earliest documented instances in the late 16th century and was popular well into the Baroque and Regency eras.
Tasting Thru Time: Chocolate Thru Time
Dumbarton House
Wed, October 8
Learn about the history of chocolate from its ancient beginnings in Meso-America through the centuries to the modern day. An interactive presentation will focus on how chocolate has changed through time both in terms of its cultural value and how mechanization has altered its production process over time.
Fairy Tea and Treats
Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Mon, October 13
Bring your favorite Tinkerbell, as children dress up in magical fairy costumes complete with tutus, wands, and wings. Dressed for tea, costumed interpreters explain the favored drink of early America. After the tea, children tour Tudor Place’s enchanting fairy gardens and make a special period craft to take home.
Tudor Tots: Fall Frolic
Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Tue, October 14
This family-friendly program offers a new theme each week, from ''adventurous animals'' to ''growing gardens'' and more.
Symbols of Honor: Heraldry and Family History in Shakespeare's England
Folger Shakespeare Library
Thru Sun, October 26
This show features pedigrees and family trees, books explaining heraldry’s complex rules, manuscripts illustrating actual coats of arms, and documents written by professional heralds seeking to regulate heraldic practice in a fast-changing society. Exceptional treasures include the original drafts of William Shakespeare’s own coat of arms.
Guided Garden Tour: Historic & Growing
Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Tue, September 23 thru Tue, October 28
This lively guided walk traces the history and horticulture of centuries-old trees, heirloom plants and flowers, and abundant English boxwood across the five-and-a-half-acre landscape.
Homefront 1812: Friends, Family & Foe
Dumbarton House
Thru Sun, November 2
Throughout this exhibition, Dumbarton House aims to present what life on the home front was like during the War of 1812—the suspense, the fear and excitement, the concerns, beliefs and hopes, the highs and lows that the citizens of this country endured for two and a half years of war on their soil.
Emilie Brzezinski: The Lure of the Forest
Kreeger Museum
Thru Sat, December 27
The Kreeger Museum presents an exhibition of monumental wood sculptures by Emilie Brzezinski.
Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures
National Archives
Thru Monday, January 5, 2015
Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures features original signatures from our nationwide holdings. From developing a signature style to signing groundbreaking policy into law, they illustrate the many ways people have “made their mark” on history.
John L. Dreyfuss' Inventions
Kreeger Museum
Thru Saturday, April 1, 2017
Rendered for the first time at monumental scale in composite materials, these extraordinary works simultaneously draw on ancient and primal references, while being distinctly contemporary in their conception.
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Dumbarton House
District of Columbia
George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens
Fairfax County, Virginia
Kreeger Museum
District of Columbia
Montpelier Mansion
Prince George's County, Maryland
National Archives
District of Columbia
Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
District of Columbia