A one-of-a-kind museum and play center for kids, KID Museum is place where kids and parents can indulge in a host of educational and recreational activities. Through a number of interactive installations and activities, this museum makes learning a lot more fun to basic subjects. From science and mechanics, to art, history and culture, here each topic is brushed upon with a touch of fun. Various activities, events and workshops are also organised here, wherein kids can get a more in-depth understanding on a vast array of topics.
Uno de los sitios preferidos a la hora de celebrar conmemoraciones de importancia nacional, la Catedral Nacional recibe a devotos de todas las denominaciones. En obras durante gran parte del siglo XX y finalizada y consagrada en 1990, esta catedral gótica es la sexta más grande del mundo. Arbotantes, gárgolas, criptas, un techo abovedado de 30 metros de altura y muchas capillas pequeñas conforman esta obra maestra arquitectónica. Los jardines invitan a la exploración con sus senderos ondulantes, sus arbustos prolijos y esas bellas praderas desde las cuales apreciar la ciudad.
El famoso asesinato del presidente Abraham Lincoln aquí el 14 de abril 1865, colocó a este teatro con firmeza en la historia. E lugar había abierto sólo cuatro años antes de aquella noche fatídica, el teatro ha sido restaurado a su aspecto de 1865 y es otra vez un escaparate de obras de teatro. El nivel del sótano exhibe artefactos del asesinato, entre ellos la pistola que John Wilkes Booth usó para matar a Lincoln. Los recuerdos de la vida de Lincoln también están en exhibición. Al otro lado de la calle se encuentra Petersen House, el lugar donde Lincoln murió.
A site of fun and learning for kids, Be with Me Playseum is the perfect place to spend an exciting day out with the family. An amalgamation of a culture center and playhouse, here kids can indulge in a myriad of educational and entertaining activities and events. From play-shopping and petting animals, to painting and art, educational games and themed events, each activity is designed to help kids interact, learn and enjoy with others of the same age group.
Washington Improv Theater, or WIT, is one of the only places in Washington DC to see longform improv. For those not familiar with the term, longform improv is a series of improvised scenes and games that the players act out based on an initial suggestion from an audience member. What this really means is that you will be non-stop laughing from when the show begins until when it ends. WIT's shows generally last between 70 to 90 minutes - that is a lot of laughing.
President Wilson lived in this Georgian-Revival house after he left office, creating a comfortable, unpretentious residence with his second wife, Edith. He is the only president to remain in Washington after office. The couple collected items from all over the world, filling their home with eclectic wares. There is a baseball signed by Great Britain's King George V and a silent movie projector given to the Wilsons by the actor Douglas Fairbanks. The bedroom is modeled after the couple's White House sleeping quarters.
If you are looking for a cheap night filled with friends, tasty food, and a whole lot of karaoke, then look no further than The Meeting Place. This restaurant-bar has been operating for many years and continues to draw crowds with its wild Friday night karaoke sessions. Also popular is the weekday happy hour, where you can get drinks at a discounted price before dancing the night away.
Dupont Underground is housed in an abandoned tunnel in Washington. The walls of the tunnel are adorned with works of contemporary art and they organize regular exhibitions of photography and art. The venue is also available for small-time music performances and other events. The space is home to many local artists and they are working towards transforming the space into a hub for arts and creative activities.
Unwind after work with friends at the Bier Baron Tavern and Restaurant while in the city. This restaurant has more to offer than just food with comedy events and open mic comedy shows as well. Relish on dishes such as Pierogi, Hummus Platter, Cheese with Bacon, Buffalo Chicken Salad, Bratwurst Sandwiches and Homemade Chicken Pot Pie which can be complemented with drinks from their brew menu. Patrons usually praise the restaurant for their kind and friendly staff.
Owned by 37 local, professional artists, the Studio Gallery is known for its display of contemporary art, which is exhibited solo and in group shows. The exhibitions showcase the talents of budding and established artists. This gallery is also on rent, in the evenings, throughout the year. Visit the website for featured artists and their works.