Washington, DC, Visitors Page
(Places to see when you come visit us)
Library of Congress
National Museum of the Native Americans
National Gallery --- East Wing (modern art)
Corcoran Gallery of Art
National World War II Memorial
Neighborhoods and Other Interesting Things
National Zoo (Pandas) Friends of National Zoo
Metro (subway) --- Map --- Closest station to our house (5 minutes) is the Wiehle-Reston East stop at the western end of the Silver Line
Cabots Point (our neighborhood)
Harper's Ferry - Nice 1/2 - 3/4 day trip. Beautiful and Historic Civil War town on the confluence of the Potomoc and Shenadoah Rivers.
Antietam Battlefield - Full day trip. One of the largest and most significant Civil War battlefields
St. Michaels - Full day trip. Quaint fishing community on the Cheasepeak Bay, nice museum.
Sycamore Island Club - 3-8 hours. Private canoe club located on a tiny island on the Potomoc River, just outside Washington DC, amazingly secluded for its proximity to Washington. Accessed via the C&O Canal path, which is also nice to see.
Mt. Vernon - Nice 1/2 day. George Washington's house on the Potomoc, basically a southern plantation house. See the historic town of Alexandria on the way.
Colonial Williamsburg - Overnight or a very full day. First Capital of Virginia, historic colonial town, with great authentic taverns and food.
Manassas Battlefield - 2-3 hours. Local Civil War battlefield
National Air and Space Museum Annex - 2-3 hours. See all of the aircraft that are to large to put in the Air and Space Museum on the mall.
Great Falls Park 2-3 hours. Beautiful waterfall, hiking, and Potomoc River views.
Colvin Mill 1-2 hours. Local historic landmark
Reston --- Maps
Cherry Blossom Info
Cherry Blossom Festival (March/April)
Smithsonian Kite Festival (March)
Military Through The Ages - Jamestown (March)