About Washington DC



Because Washington, D.C. is the capital of the U.S., the city includes various monuments and memorials commemorating U.S. war heroes and other prominent figures in United States history.  All monuments are free and open to the public.



There are lots of other things to do in DC, some of which are free.  It is also easy to get around using the metro bus or rail system.  Here are some suggestions:

Smithsonian Institution:

The Smithsonian Institution runs several museums and a zoo in the nation's capital.  All museums and the zoo are free of charge for entry and they are generally open most days of the year, including weekends.  Some exhibits change so you can check on what is currently on exhibition by visiting the website, but every museum has their own permanent collection.