Did you know that many of DC’s museums, memorials and other attractions are FREE? We’re proud to be a wallet-friendly destination with more than 100 free (and nearly free) attractions all over the city.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Put away your pocketbook. No other city offers as many fun, free attractions to fill your days.
Explore our 15 Smithsonian museums, plus the National Zoo - all free of charge!
No trip to Washington, DC is complete without touring our celebrated monuments and memorials.
DC Travel Inspiration
The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial remembers the 187 lives lost at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.
The Marine Corps War Memorial honors all Marines who have perished serving the U.S. since 1775.
The Korean War Memorial on the National Mall is dedicated to those that served during the Korean War
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial honors members of the U.S. armed forces who fought in the Vietnam War.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Memorial honors the 32nd president of the United States.
The Jefferson Memorial honors third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson.
The National World War II Memorial honors all who served as part of the American armed forces.
The newest addition to the National Mall, the MLK Memorial honors the great civil rights leader.
The Vietnam Women’s Memorial honors the 265,000 women who risked their lives during the Vietnam War.
The Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum on the National Mall honors aviation and space heritage.
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden displays some of the most exciting pieces in modern art.
Meet the National Zoo's cutest (and furriest!) kids.
Explore national monuments, local hot spots and rich culture of the nation's capital this summer.
The Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA is the partner facility to the Air and Space Museum in DC.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History invokes discovery and education of the natural world.
Explore the complex past of our nation at the National Museum of American History.
The Smithsonian Institution Building, aka "The Castle," houses the Smithsonian Information Center.
The Lincoln Memorial honors the “Great Emancipator” and 16th President of the United States.
One of the world's most recognizable structures, the Washington Monument honors our first president.
Explore the world-renowned museum and research complex of 15 museums and the National Zoo in DC.
Engage your mind with historic landmarks, a formidable art museum and world class entertainment
Soak up the nation's history at two crucial libraries, a historic train station and the U.S. Capitol itself.
Put away your pocketbook! No other city offers as many fun, free attractions to fill your days.
Between hiking, biking, boating, running or Segwaying, you'll get plenty of fresh air in DC.
DC equals budget-friendly: monuments out in the open, free museums and safe public transportation.
Cheer on sports teams, tour the monuments or spend a night at the museum in DC after dark.
Explore the rustic expanse of Rock Creek Park, one of America’s largest and oldest city parks.
Find respite in one of America’s largest and oldest city parks that sprawls through Washington, DC.
When the concrete of the city becomes too much, Washingtonians and visitors recharge with any of these types of activities.
Pandas, elephants, tigers—Smithsonian’s National Zoo has them all… and for FREE.
The National Mall's newest memorial stands between the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials.