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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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Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil LeClercq (Film)
National Archives
Thu, August 28
The story of prima ballerina Tanny Le Clercq is an epic tale of genius, grace, uncertainty, and disaster. Arguably the greatest American dancer of the twentieth century (and a muse to both Jerome Robbins and George Balanchine), she became a polio victim in her late twenties.
James Madison: A Life Reconsidered
National Archives
Fri, September 12
Madison was the intellectual driving force behind the Constitution and crucial to its ratification. His visionary political philosophy and rationale for the union of states helped shape the country Americans live in today.
Constitution Day Family Activities
National Archives
Wed, September 17
Celebrate the 227th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution by writing with quill pens, dressing up, craft activities, and more!
America’s Forgotten Constitutions: Defiant Visions of Power and Community
National Archives
Thu, September 18
Robert Tsai, author of America’s Forgotten Constitutions: Defiant Visions of Power and Community, will discuss the history of alternative constitutions and those who refused to accept the Constitution’s definition of who “the people” are and how their authority should be exercised.
‘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.
Guided Garden Tour: Historic & Growing
Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Tue, September 2 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
Tue, September 2 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.
Highlights
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