Historic D.C., Virginia, Maryland

Historic D.C., Virginia, Maryland

We made a five-day trip that allowed us to visit a ton of national monuments, historic sites and parks; it was a nice refresher of high school history, and it didn’t hurt that we got to get more stamps in our new(ish) large passport book.

In Washington D.C. we dashed around the city, visiting sites we hadn’t seen in the past, and revisiting a number we’d already seen, but for those we mainly just wanted stamps in the passport book. We also visited sites outside of the city. We also drove to Virginia and Maryland. Below is a list of places and NPS sites we visited.

Day one:

  • George Washington Memorial Parkway
  • Arlington Cemetery – visiting both the Eternal flame of JFK’s resting place, and the Tomb of Unknown Soldier
  • White House Visitor Center
  • Presidential Park
  • Ford’s Theater National Historic Site
  • Smithsonian Castle
  • Pennsylvania Ave National Historic Site
  • International Spy Museum

Day two:

  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Vietnam Women’s Memorial
  • National Mall & Memorial Parks
  • Constitutional Gardens
  • Memorial to the 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence
  • World War II Memorial
  • Washington Monument
  • DC War Memorial
  • Korean War Memorial
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt National Memorial
  • Thomas Jefferson Memorial
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac
  • Theodore Roosevelt Island National Memorial
  • Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
  • Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site

Day three:

  • Greenbelt Park
  • Rock Creek Nature Center and Planetarium
  • Clara Barton National Historic Site
  • Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
  • Manassas National Battlefield
  • Prince William Forest Park
  • Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail and Neabsco Creek Boardwalk

Day four:

  • Fort Washington Park
  • Piscataway Park
  • Thomas Stone National Historic Site
  • Fredericksburg National Battlefield
  • Maggie L Walker National Historic Site
  • Petersburg National Battlefield