Must see in Washington DC
Korean War Veterans Memorial is one of Must see in Washington DC.

1. Korean War Veterans Memorial

9.3
10 Daniel French Dr SW (at Independence Ave SW), Washington, D.C.
Monument / Landmark · Southwest Washington · 65 tips and reviews

C-SPANC-SPAN: 19 Statues: 14 Army, 2 Marines, 1 Navy, 1 Air Force. Each weighs~1,000 lbs. Reflected on the wall it creates the image of a total of 38 statues, symbolic of the 38th Parallel & 38 months of the war. Read more.

The Pentagon is one of Must see in Washington DC.

2. The Pentagon

8.2
1400 Defense, Arlington, VA
Government Building · The Pentagon · 94 tips and reviews

SergejSergej: 1. do not take pictures 2. stick to the rules 3. do not abscise yourself from meeting space without asking 4. when finished meeting, take the chance to visit 9/11 memorial

World War II Memorial is one of Must see in Washington DC.

3. World War II Memorial

9.5
1750 Independence Ave SW (at 17th St SW), Washington, D.C.
Monument / Landmark · Southwest Washington · 136 tips and reviews

The Transit NavigatorThe Transit Navigator: A gorgeous tribute to those who lost their lives in WWII.

The White House is one of Must see in Washington DC.

4. The White House

9.3
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW (btwn 15th St NW & 17th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Government Building · Northwest Washington · 459 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Completed in 1800, The White House is the oldest public building in Washington, DC and has been the home of every president except George Washington.

Thomas Jefferson Memorial is one of Must see in Washington DC.

5. Thomas Jefferson Memorial

9.5
900 Ohio Dr SW (at Basin Dr SW), Washington, D.C.
Monument / Landmark · Southwest Washington · 123 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: President Roosevelt asked the Commission of Fine Arts about the possibility of erecting a memorial to Thomas Jefferson. Construction went from 1938-43, & Roosevelt laid the first cornerstone himself.

Washington Monument is one of Must see in Washington DC.

6. Washington Monument

9.5
100 Lenfant Plz SW (btwn Constitution Ave NW & Independence Ave SW), Washington, D.C.
Monument / Landmark · Southwest Washington · 284 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The Washington Monument was formally dedicated on February 22, 1885, and at the time of its construction, it was the tallest building in the world; it remains the tallest stone structure in the world.

Smithsonian Museum of American History: The Kennedys is one of Must see in Washington DC.

7. Smithsonian Museum of American History: The Kennedys

1400 Constitution Ave NW (at 14th St NW), Washington, D.C.
History Museum · Northwest Washington · No tips or reviews

8. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

9.1
100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW, Washington, D.C.
History Museum · Southwest Washington · 223 tips and reviews

Ann Marie B.Ann Marie B: A must-see museum in the District. Prepare to be emotional throughout the exhibits. If you have a military/govt ID, you get an immediate pass. Tip: read everything & take in as much as you can.

National Museum of American History is one of Must see in Washington DC.

9. National Museum of American History

9.4
1400 Constitution Ave NW (at 14th St NW), Washington, D.C.
History Museum · Northwest Washington · 323 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The museum first opened in 1964, and among the items on display are the original Star-Spangled Banner and Dorothy's ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz.

Madame Tussauds is one of Must see in Washington DC.

10. Madame Tussauds

7.8
1001 F St NW (at 10th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Museum · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 45 tips and reviews

Washington BladeWashington Blade: Ever want to shake hands with the President, how about all of the Presidents? You can find wax figures of almost every important American political figure here!

Ford's Theatre is one of Must see in Washington DC.

11. Ford's Theatre

8.6
511 10th St NW (btwn F St NW & E St NW), Washington, D.C.
Monument / Landmark · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 67 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: On the second floor of the Theater, you can see the boxseat where Abe Lincoln was sitting when he was killed. On the lower level the museum displays exhibits about Lincoln’s life and his tragic death.

Hope Diamond Exhibit is one of Must see in Washington DC.

12. Hope Diamond Exhibit

7.5
Lenfant Plz SW (at National Museum of Natural History), Washington, D.C.
Science Museum · Northwest Washington · 11 tips and reviews

Jeff M.Jeff Meade: That's a big rock! Did you know Harry Winston mailed this to the Smithsonian? That post office is now the Postal Museum! Check it out!

13. National Museum of Natural History

9.5
1000 Constitution Ave NW (at 10th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Science Museum · Northwest Washington · 354 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The Smithsonian Institution was founded for the "increase and diffusion" of knowledge from a bequest to the United States by the British scientist James Smithson, who had never visited the US himself.

International Spy Museum is one of Must see in Washington DC.

14. International Spy Museum

800 F St NW (9th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Museum · Penn Quarter · 190 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The museum opened on July 19, 2002 and is the only public museum in the United States solely dedicated to espionage that has shaped history and continues to have a significant impact on world events.

Smithsonian American Art Museum is one of Must see in Washington DC.

15. Smithsonian American Art Museum

9.3
800 G St. NW (8th and F Streets, NW), Washington, D.C.
Art Museum · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 79 tips and reviews

Rachel U.Rachel Utsch: LOVE the "open" conservation labs and storage! An interesting side to museums that you rarely see. Don't leave without seeing this part of the museum on the third floor mezzanine and fourth floor.

Smithsonian Institution Building (The Castle) is one of Must see in Washington DC.

16. Smithsonian Institution Building (The Castle)

9.2
1000 Jefferson Dr SW (btwn 9th & 12th St SW), Washington, D.C.
History Museum · Southwest Washington · 83 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The Smithsonian Institution was founded for the "increase and diffusion" of knowledge from a bequest to the United States by the British scientist James Smithson, who had never visited the US himself.

National Mall is one of Must see in Washington DC.

17. National Mall

9.6
National Mall (btwn Constitution Ave & Independence Ave), Washington, D.C.
Park · Northwest Washington · 246 tips and reviews

Joel P.Joel Pirrone: Walk to all the museums via the Mall or just stroll from the Capitol to Lincoln Memorial - its the quintessential walk in DC (WH,Cap,Smithsonian,Wash Mem,Lincoln Mem,WW2 Mem,Vietnam Mem,Korea Mem,etc)

National Air and Space Museum is one of Must see in Washington DC.

18. National Air and Space Museum

9.5
600 Independence Ave SW (at 6th St SW), Washington, D.C.
Museum · Southwest Washington · 535 tips and reviews

NASANASA: Visit the NASA sponsored exhibit "Moving Beyond Earth" which through interactive displays and artifacts will highlight our moving into space, living and working there, and then envisioning our future. Read more.

Supreme Court of the United States is one of Must see in Washington DC.

19. Supreme Court of the United States

9.1
1 1st St NE (E Capitol St. NE), Washington, D.C.
Courthouse · Northeast Washington · 47 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: After the federal government was established in Washington, the court was housed in a basement room in the US Capitol until 1929, when Chief Justice Taft argued successfully for their own building.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is one of Must see in Washington DC.

20. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

8.9
700 Independence Ave SW (at 7th St SW), Washington, D.C.
Art Museum · Southwest Washington · 81 tips and reviews

Ghostly InternationalGhostly International: In my opinion, best museum in DC. They have an excellent collection of both well known and unheard of contemporary artists and the architecture of the building really adds to the overall experience.

The Pentagon 9/11 Memorial is one of Must see in Washington DC.

21. The Pentagon 9/11 Memorial

9.2
The Pentagon, Arlington, VA
Monument / Landmark · The Pentagon · 24 tips and reviews
Arlington National Cemetery is one of Must see in Washington DC.

22. Arlington National Cemetery

9.4
214 McNair Rd, Arlington, VA
Cemetery · 115 tips and reviews
Arlington National Cemetery is one of Must see in Washington DC.

23. Arlington National Cemetery

9.4
214 McNair Rd, Arlington, VA
Cemetery · 115 tips and reviews

Dave H.Dave H: If you visit Washington DC, you have to pay respect to the soldiers and American's that paved the way for us. Very moving.

Albert Einstein Memorial is one of Must see in Washington DC.

24. Albert Einstein Memorial

8.5
2100 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
Monument / Landmark · Northwest Washington · 25 tips and reviews

C-SPANC-SPAN: Dedicated in April 1979, coinciding with Einstein's 100th birthday, the statue is 12 feet tall and weighs about 4 tons. Watch this 90 second C-SPAN YouTube video about the memorial. Read more.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial is one of Must see in Washington DC.

25. Vietnam Veterans Memorial

9.3
5 Henry Bacon Dr NW (at Constitution Ave NW), Washington, D.C.
Monument / Landmark · Northwest Washington · 79 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The memorial currently consists of three separate parts: the Three Soldiers statue, the Vietnam Women's Memorial & the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, where over 58,000 names are engraved.

Memorial to the 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence is one of Must see in Washington DC.

26. Memorial to the 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence

7.7
Constitution Ave NW (at Constitution Gardens Pond), Washington, D.C.
Monument / Landmark · Northwest Washington · 9 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This memorial consists of 56 stones, each with the signature, occupation and hometown of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.