Virginia Capital Sights: Major Sights
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African-American Civil War Museum
Walls etched with 200,000 names of Civil War African-American soldiers and their white officers as well as a nearby museum.
Air Force Memorial
The memorial, designed by architect James Ingo Freed, is composed of three spires, the tallest of which reaches 270 feet. The flaring movement is evocative of the 'bomb ...
Arlington National Cemetery
Interred are thousands of veterans and Challenger space shuttle crew. Kennedy Grave Sites-John F. Kennedy's grave with eternal flame, beside his wife's and brothers' graves. ...
Folger Shakespeare Library
On Capitol Hill, the world's largest collection of Shakespearean First Folios and a working Elizabethan (Globe replica) theater. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Gift shop. Free. ...
Ford’s Theatre/Petersen House
Across the street from Ford's Theatre is Petersen House where Abraham Lincoln died. John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln at Ford's Theatre during a performance April 14, 1865. ...
Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial
A meandering, 7.5-acre landscaped park of waterfalls, sculpture and walkways bordered by granite walls salute the 32nd president and his era. Open 24 hours daily. Free. A ...
George Mason National Memorial
Garden site between the Jefferson Memorial and 14th Street Bridge honors the Virginia statesman often called the Father of the Bill of Rights. Wendy Ross's larger-than-life ...
Iwo Jima Memorial
This largest cast-bronze statue in the world pays tribute to all Marines who have lost their lives in battle since 1775. The Silent Drill Team and Drum and Bugle Corps ...
Overlooking the Tidal Basin, a 19-foot bronze statue inside John Russell Pope's neoclassical marble monument commemorates the third U.S. president and primary author of the ...
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
The national arts center houses six theaters and the National Symphony Orchestra. Free tours Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free daily Millennium Stage ...
Korean War Veterans Memorial
A Pool of Remembrance, 19 steel soldiers and a 164-foot mural etched with the faces of 2,400 Armed Forces personnel honor Korean War vets. Open daily 8 a.m.-11:45 p.m. Free. ...
Library of Congress
The world's largest library, created in 1800, occupies three buildings and holds more than 130 million books. Exhibits like Exploring the Americas, from the Jay I. Kislak ...
Daniel Chester French's 19-foot statue graces the classic Greek-style temple honoring President Abraham Lincoln. Visitors center 8 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Free. Metro: Foggy Bottom
Cases display the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights. Daily 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Free. Metro: Archives/ Navy Memorial
National Japanese-American Memorial
Sculpture of entrapped cranes commemorates Japanese-Americans interned during WWII and Japanese-American soldiers who fought and died during that war. Accessible 24 hours ...