The nation's capital is a gateway to history.
From the free Smithsonian museums and majestic monuments on the National Mall, to the cobblestone streets of Georgetown, to landmarks like Ford's Theatre and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC allows you to take a voyage through time.
Tour the Library of Congress or the White House. See a show at a legendary venue like the Kennedy Center or Howard Theatre. Stay in the lap of luxury at a historic hotel. Only in DC can you have all these experiences in the same place.
All Historical Things to Do
Explore all the historical things to do in Washington, DC
Free Things to Do: History & Heritage in Washington, DC
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9 Historic Hotels in Washington, DC
Washington, DC is a dream vacation for a history buff. So much of the country’s (and the world’s) past is housed within DC’s museums, and its monuments and memorials represent important historical figures and occurrences. Supplement your educational experience by staying at a notable DC hotel that has a history of its own.
Historic DC Hotel Bars with Character & Cocktails
In its more than 200-year history, DC has been home to hotels from humble 18th-century rooming houses to grand 19th-century overnighters. Raising a cold glass of something at a historic hotel bar is a time-honored tradition, and it’ll land you both in good company and in atmospheric surroundings.