Every summer the Marine Corps hosts a weekly Sunset Parade at the Marine Corps War Memorial (also known as the Iwo Jima Memorial). The tradition began in 1956, two years after the dedication of the memorial, and has continued ever since. The parade includes musical performances by “The Commandant’s Own,” the Marine Drum and Bugle […]
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Home to one of the oldest historic districts in America, Alexandria boasts a heavy dose of colonial charm. But, it’s still a living, breathing, functioning city creating new chapters stacked atop its storied past. Bisecting Old Town from west to east is King Street, a thoroughfare bustling with restaurants and cafes, bars and bistros, stands […]
A unique DC experience is to watch the Twilight Tattoo at Fort Myer, where you can watch a military pageant featuring members of the Old Guard and “Pershing’s Own” band. This free and family-friendly event is often missed but it is easy to get to and worth the trip over the Potomac River to Virginia. […]
This post is a guide to visiting the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial, including how to get here, where to park, what you will see and other visitor tips. Plan Your Visit The Memorial Explained Need to Know Tours of the Pentagon Things to Do in DC PLAN YOUR VISIT September 11, 2001, was a […]
This post covers how to visit the Pentagon on a guided tour, with tips on how to get here, where to park, and other nearby attractions. How to Get Tickets Plan Your Visit Tour Highlights Pentagon Memorial Other Things to Do in DC Free Tours by Foot As the headquarters of the Department of […]
Mount Vernon, George Washington’s home, is located in Virginia about a 30 minute drive south of Washington DC.
Arlington National Cemetery is one of the most visited sites on a trip to Washington, DC. However, with its meaningful and somber story it can be overwhelming for younger visitors. Don’t let that stop you from sharing the stories and history of this incredible place to visit and learn.
As a thank you for the assistance during World War II, the people of Netherlands, from all over the country, joined together to raise funds and commission a bell tower. While the project garnered overwhelming support, it would take time to cast the bells. In 1952 during a visit to Washington, DC, Queen Juliana of […]