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Feb 24 all-day
Anytime Audio Tours
We are proud to offer our newest, affordable sightseeing option – AUDIO TOURS.  Can’t make one of our guided tours?  Well, we have recorded some of our best tour guides giving their tours and put[...]
Drawing from a magnificent 4,500-piece collection recently donated to the Museum, the architectural paper models represent buildings, cultures, and countries from Austria to Wales. The collection includes examples of hand-drawn castles, intricate cathedrals with water-colored[...]
The First World War remade the world geopolitically and transformed how societies engage and relate to military conflict. Artistic expression during the war contributed to this transformation. Before World War I, war art largely depicted[...]
There are many other bus tours currently running. Be sure to read our comparison post on Washington, D.C. bus tours to help you navigate all the different bus tour options available to you, from open-top[...]
The Library of Congress dug into its vaults to present this enlightening and in-depth exhibit on the immense contributions made by North American women to the art forms of illustration and cartooning. Drawn to Purpose stretches all[...]
Have limited time, but lots of interest? Take a 60-minute First Amendment Guided Highlights Tour of the Newseum and explore the very best of our exhibits and collections. Buy your tour tickets at the Newseum[...]
Compelling images selected through the Historical Society of Washington, DC’s annual juried competition document the city’s evolving urban landscape through the eyes of local artists. For the Record: Picturing DC is a juried exhibit of 44 original[...]
Hitler’s systematic extermination of six million Jews was not a secret. Details of the Nazi death camps were known as early as December 1942. Yet the American media — especially The New York Times —[...]
For the first time, the work of Anne Truitt will be showcased in a major exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, starting this Sunday and running through April 1, 2018. Experience the development of[...]
Mark Bradford’s new work at the Hirshhorn spans roughly 400 linear feet inside the cutting-edge Smithsonian museum. Pickett’s Charge is a series of eight abstract paintings that depict the final charge of the Battle of[...]
Where and when did exploration get its start at National Geographic? Find out in “National Geographic: Exploration Starts Here,” a permanent exhibition showcasing the greatest hits from our long and storied history of discovery. Go[...]
Feb 24 all-day
Remembering Vietnam addresses 12 important moments in the Vietnam War. The National Archives’ Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery hosts this exhibit that features recently discovered documents that shed light on essential details of the war. Learn[...]
Feb 24 all-day
Be virtually transported to Jerusalem and discover the fascinating history of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in an immersive 3-D experience unlike anything you’ve seen in a museum before. Your groups will be able[...]
Through March 2018 in the Special Exhibition Gallery, this exhibit examines the fashionably dressed urban woman of the late nineteenth century in works collected by the Blisses, who admired the art of the Impressionists. European[...]
Your Community, Your Story – Through Jan. 6, 2019 The Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum is unlike any other in the District, utilizing the community around it to help shape exhibits, programs and collections. This display highlights some[...]
Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Check out our sister company, VisitDC Tours, that offers a similar small group specialized tour! It was a night that changed the history of a nation forever. Journey back in time with your guide to[...]
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Zerzura, a feature-length film shot on location in the Sahara, follows a young man from Niger who leaves his home to search for an enchanted oasis. A discussion with visiting filmmakers follows.
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm
Hold These Truths By Jeanne Sakata Directed by Jessica Kubzansky In the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle | February 23-April 8, 2018 There is a Japanese proverb that says, “The nail that sticks out is[...]
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm
The Great Society By Robert Schenkkan Directed by Kyle Donnelly In the Fichandler Stage | February 2-March 11, 2018 Robert Schenkkan’s Tony Award-winning play All the Way set the stage for President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s[...]
Feb 25 all-day
Anytime Audio Tours
We are proud to offer our newest, affordable sightseeing option – AUDIO TOURS.  Can’t make one of our guided tours?  Well, we have recorded some of our best tour guides giving their tours and put[...]
Drawing from a magnificent 4,500-piece collection recently donated to the Museum, the architectural paper models represent buildings, cultures, and countries from Austria to Wales. The collection includes examples of hand-drawn castles, intricate cathedrals with water-colored[...]
The First World War remade the world geopolitically and transformed how societies engage and relate to military conflict. Artistic expression during the war contributed to this transformation. Before World War I, war art largely depicted[...]
There are many other bus tours currently running. Be sure to read our comparison post on Washington, D.C. bus tours to help you navigate all the different bus tour options available to you, from open-top[...]
Have limited time, but lots of interest? Take a 60-minute First Amendment Guided Highlights Tour of the Newseum and explore the very best of our exhibits and collections. Buy your tour tickets at the Newseum[...]
Compelling images selected through the Historical Society of Washington, DC’s annual juried competition document the city’s evolving urban landscape through the eyes of local artists. For the Record: Picturing DC is a juried exhibit of 44 original[...]
Hitler’s systematic extermination of six million Jews was not a secret. Details of the Nazi death camps were known as early as December 1942. Yet the American media — especially The New York Times —[...]
For the first time, the work of Anne Truitt will be showcased in a major exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, starting this Sunday and running through April 1, 2018. Experience the development of[...]
Mark Bradford’s new work at the Hirshhorn spans roughly 400 linear feet inside the cutting-edge Smithsonian museum. Pickett’s Charge is a series of eight abstract paintings that depict the final charge of the Battle of[...]
Where and when did exploration get its start at National Geographic? Find out in “National Geographic: Exploration Starts Here,” a permanent exhibition showcasing the greatest hits from our long and storied history of discovery. Go[...]
Feb 25 all-day
Remembering Vietnam addresses 12 important moments in the Vietnam War. The National Archives’ Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery hosts this exhibit that features recently discovered documents that shed light on essential details of the war. Learn[...]