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DC – Library of Congress

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I’m going to go out on a limb and say that the Library of Congress might be the most underrated attraction in Washington, D.C. I looked up several top ten must-see lists for D.C. and didn’t find it on any of them. And you can’t blame most visitors for not putting it on their itinerary. Its stated mission is “to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people.” That doesn’t sound like a fascinating destination, and certainly not a place to take your kids, […]

DC – Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Statue

In 2011, a memorial to honor one of the greatest orators and Civil Rights champions in American history, Martin Luther King, Jr., opened to the public in the National Mall area of Washington, D.C. The memorial is significant because it is only the fourth memorial in the National Mall area to honor a non-President, and the first to honor an African American.

What I love about the design of this memorial is that it is based on the very words of Dr. King. In the picture above, you can see the representation of a mountain to the left behind […]

DC – War Memorials

Freedom is not free

Freedom is not free. This powerful reminder comes from the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Unless you are planning a 2-week trip to D.C., you will have to make some tough choices about which attractions to see and which to save for another trip. We included our children in our decision-making process. I have to admit I was a little surprised, but very pleased, that the memorials on the National Mall were a high priority for my kids. And it wasn’t just the easily recognized presidential memorials they wanted to see; all the war memorials were must-sees.

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