Discover the Real DC

The most historically significant things to do in Washington, DC

Discover the Real DC - The most historically significant things to do in Washington, DC
Be a part of history. Live through moments in DC that you’ll remember for the rest of your life.

Since George Washington selected this “District” for his young democracy, it’s become an archive to our nation. The United States’ founding documents. The flag that inspired an anthem. The iconic memorials to our most significant leaders. You’ll find them all in Washington, DC – and they’re free to visit. And when you go beyond the National Mall, you’ll encounter other awe-inspiring stories, too. Like how the Harlem Renaissance actually has its roots in DC or how a mom-and-pop diner became a symbol for civil rights. Get ready to discover the real DC.

Family walking by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture - Free museum on the National Mall in DC