History and Social Studies

Featured Historic Places/Sites

Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial

Take a tour of Robert E. Lee’s 19th-century home! Groups will enjoy touring the house’s Southern aristocratic furnishings, the museum, the slave quarters, and the flower garden. 321 Sherman Dr., Ft. Myer, VA 22211. Tel: 703-235-1530. Cost: Free.... More Info

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Ford’s Theatre

See a show at this historic theater. Groups can catch a matinee performance or learn more about Lincoln’s assassination during special events. 511 10th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004. District of Columbia. Tel: 202-638-2367. Cost: Fee/Free.

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Walk the halls of Cedar Hill, home of the famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Tour tickets are available by reservation or on a first-come, first-served walk-in basis. 1411 W Street SE, Washington, DC 20020. Tel: 202-426-5961. Cost: Fee.

Mary McLeod Bethune Council House

1318 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005. 202-673-2402. The Council House was the first headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) and was Bethune’s last home in Washington, DC. From here, Bethune and the NCNW spearheaded strategies and developed programs that advanced the interests of African American women. Cost: Free.

President Lincoln’s Cottage

140 North Rock Creek Church Road. Washington, DC. 202-829-0436. The most significant historic site directly associated with Lincoln’s presidency aside from the White House. Fee.

President Woodrow Wilson House

2340 S Street NW, Washington, DC 20008. 202-387-4062. The President Woodrow Wilson House gives a special glimpse into the private life of Woodrow Wilson while preserving his important legacy for future generations. Cost: Free.

Vietnam Women's Memorial

5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington, DC 20007. The Vietnam Women’s Memorial honors the 265,000 women who risked their lives to care for this country’s wounded and dying during the Vietnam War. Cost: Free.

World War II Memorial

1750 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20006. 202-426-6841. Through stone architecture and bronze sculptures, the World War II Memorial recognizes the ways Americans served, honors those who fell, and recognizes the victory they achieved to restore freedom and end tyranny around the globe. Cost: Free.