Washington, DC is a Historical City

Exploring The Past in Washington, DC

If you are a history buff looking for better ways to learn about Washington, you will find many places to explore. Below are some of the landmark and historical centers to learn more about Washington. See more here.

Hang out in Historic Georgetown

This area used to be a transit point for farmers selling tobacco in the 1700s. Georgetown was around before Washington, DC. While this area is known for its fantastic shopping, dining, and nightlife options, you can spend hours strolling through here, taking in the well-preserved Georgian homes and architecture. See here for information about Washington, DC is an Artful Town.

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Focusing on themes of history, culture, and community, the Smithsonian museums’ latest definitions explore changing definitions of American citizenship and equality while highlighting African American culture and the entire African diaspora.

National Museum of American History

The National Museum of American History traces the political, cultural, scientific, and technological history of the U.S. since the Revolution. It displays important pieces of Americana, including Thomas Jefferson’s desk, one of Edison’s light bulbs, and the original flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the words to The Star-Spangled Banner.