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George Washington's Mount Vernon

Tour Mount Vernon, the home of our first president, George Washington. Step inside his Mansion, tour the gardens, and see his famous dentures. Take the free Enslaved People of Mount Vernon tour to learn about the enslaved community who lived and worked on the estate. Admission also includes our museum, where you can trace Washington’s life through hundreds of original artifacts, videos, and exhibits. Mount Vernon is located roughly 15 miles south of Washington, DC in Mount Vernon, VA, and is a perfect day trip.

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Potomac Riverboat Company

Potomac Riverboat Company offers sightseeing tours, private charters and water taxi transportation along the historic Potomac River. Eight vessels connect the Washington, D.C. community by water with berths at National Harbor, Gaylord Convention Center, Georgetown, Alexandria, Mount Vernon, the National Mall, and Nationals Park for baseball games.

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International Spy Museum

The International Spy Museum at L'Enfant Plaza has interactive exhibitions and installations, the foremost collection of spy artifacts in the world, and first-person accounts from top intelligence officers and experts. This museum places visitors in the shoes of a spy.

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Farmers & Distillers

The restaurant Farmers & Distillers looks specifically to our country’s original founding father, George Washington, for inspiration and guidance. Most know Washington as America’s first president and highly respected general, but he was also an acclaimed farmer, distiller, and entrepreneur ahead of his time.

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Sourcing ingredients from up and down the Chesapeake, Chefs Bryan (pictured) and Michael Voltaggio offer a reimagined approach to the distinct flavors that have traditionally been part of the watershed’s offerings. The seasonal menu highlights the bounty of the Bay area and invites you to indulge in an honest taste of the place we call home.

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DC's subway system, called the Metrorail, travels throughout the city and extends into parts of Virginia and Maryland. To travel by Metro, buy a SmarTrip® card at any Metro station. It works like a debit card; you'll add value to the card, and the cost of the fare will be deducted when you exit the station. Keep to the right when standing on the Metrorail's escalators, so that other patrons can pass on the left.

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National Portrait Gallery

Experience portraiture beyond the frame at the National Portrait Gallery. Their collections present people of remarkable character and achievement. These Americans—artists, politicians, scientists, inventors, activists, and performers—form our national identity. They help us understand who we are and remind us of what we can aspire to be.

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Union Market

Union Market is an epicenter of culinary creativity in DC with over 40 local vendors. It is a district with an authentic soul that permeates the people on the street; the architecture; the retail; the food; the sights and the sounds.

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District Wharf

The Wharf is a mile-long stretch along the Potomac River with restaurants, retailers, residences, and businesses—all complemented by monumental views and vibrant culture. One highlight is The Municipal Fish Market, the oldest continuously operating open-air fish market in the United States. 

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National Mall

The National Mall - the great swath of green in the middle of our capital city and stretching from the foot of the United States Capitol to the Potomac River - is the premiere civic and symbolic space in our nation.

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