Who likes money?! Then you need to visit the “money factory” in D.C. It’s the Bureau of Engraving and Printing—not to be confused with the Treasury Department! It’s a pretty fun tour for both kids and adults, so plan to include a visit to the Bureau on your next trip to Washington, D.C.! Know Before… Continue reading How to Tour the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, D.C.
One in every 10 people you see in D.C. is a spy. Some for the United States… some not for the United States. Ha! I don’t know if that’s true, but I read that once and it’s a favorite “fact” that may or may not be true. But what is true, is that you can… Continue reading Visiting the International Spy Museum
One of the things I wanted to do most when I first moved to D.C. nearly 12 years ago was to tour Ford’s Theatre! I have a passion for history, and Ford’s has a permanent place in local and world history. If you didn’t already know, it’s the place where President Lincoln was shot just… Continue reading Touring Ford’s Theatre
So you probably already have the monuments and memorials, Smithsonian Museums, the White House, and the U.S. Capitol tours on your list of things to do in D.C., but if you’ve already been there and done that, or if you just want a little something special off the beaten path, this post is for you!… Continue reading D.C. Tours You Never Knew You Could Take
It’s America’s favorite pastime: baseball! Its devotees are some of the most loyal fans around, and is it really possible to experience America in summertime if you didn’t go to a game? You can tour plenty of stadiums around the country, but let’s get real, touring Nationals Stadium in the Nation’s capital city is the… Continue reading How to Tour Washington Nationals Park
There are two things I like to tell people about the Kennedy Center: they give FREE tours every day, and they give FREE performance every night of the week! Know Before You Go Here’s a quick overview of the fast facts to know before you go! Tours are offered daily, every 10-15 minutes during opening… Continue reading How to Tour the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Looking for something a little off-the-beaten-path in D.C.? Are you a nurse? Blood donor? War and history enthusiast? If your timing is just right, you can go on this little-known tour of the American Red Cross Headquarters in D.C.! Here’s how and what to expect! Know Before You Go As with anything and anywhere, there… Continue reading How to Tour the American Red Cross, D.C.
Did you know you can take a tour of the Pentagon? You can! It takes a little legwork from you and some advance planning, but it’s absolutely doable if it’s on your list of things to do in Washington, D.C. My dad wanted to take a tour on his most recent trip to visit me, so… Continue reading How to Tour the Pentagon
It’s tour time in D.C.! Well, it’s basically always tour time in D.C. And for that reason, there are some tours you must–I repeat–MUST request in advance! Here’s a quick list of the most coveted tours and all the details on exactly how to request each one. The White House The most coveted, particular, and difficult… Continue reading D.C. Tours to Request in Advance
It’s Museum Monday! This week I’m letting you in on one of D.C.’s best kept tour secrets: Did you know you can visit the FBI Headquarters? You can! They can (and have) shut down the tour whenever they deem necessary, but they recently reinstated the tour late last year. Visit while you can because I’m… Continue reading How to Tour the FBI Experience