Historic Summertime Fun Near The Fairfax Hotel in Washington D.C.
Washington D.C. is one of the best states in the country if you’re raring to visit historic landmarks. Admittedly, historic landmarks are fun to visit even during the colder months of the year. If you’ve been thinking of visiting Washington D.C. this summer, it’s time for a rundown of the most popular and iconic historic sites in D.C. to get you in the mood for travelling.
The United States Capitol is one of the most popular destinations during summer, for obvious reasons. It is a historic site unlike any other and it is open to the public year round. Touted as one of the most recognizable symbols of representative democracy in the world, guests can enter the Capitol through the underground passage (the Visitor Center) where there are plenty of exhibits, plus a gift shop and a visitor’s center where you can get brochures and additional information from the desk. There are specific exhibits throughout the year like “Congress and the Separation of Powers,” which is definitely a must for adults and children who wish to learn more about how democracy works in the country. These historic exhibits are always open to the public.
The Library of Congress is the oldest, federal cultural institution in the land and is probably the most recognizable to students because all books in the United States (and some from abroad) are cataloged by the Library of Congress and given unique catalog codes for faster citation.
As a special locus for culture, the Library of Congress is the site not only of books but also events like literary awards, cultural exhibits, historic exhibits, etc. There’s actually plenty to look forward to when you’re visiting the Library of Congress and everyone will have fun, guaranteed.
Third on our list is the most iconic structure in Washington D.C. that is recognized worldwide – the White House. As the subject of both political reportages and pop culture, you would be happy to know that White House tours are available to the public and both American citizens and foreign nationals are welcome to visit this historic building, which is the bastion of American democracy in the country. Requests for personal tours of the White House must be performed through a Member of Congress. The request may be performed up to three months ahead of schedule or as briefly as 21 days before the day of the tour.
The President Woodrow Wilson House is another interesting stop this summer; it was the home of one of the most enigmatic Presidents of the United States and showcases the modern life of Americans in the 1920s. Preserved for posterity and for its historic value, the President Woodrow Wilson House owes its continuing operation to guests and historical buffs who visit it from time to time.
And finally, the Smithsonian Institute. The Smithsonian Institute is actually seventeen museums in one institution, plus a zoo. Visit this Smithsonian if you’re interested in science, history, culture and everything in between.
Book your stay at The Fairfax Hotel early to make sure that you’re close to the heart of history and culture of this fair city. Early booking means no headaches and you get to look forward to your summer getaway in Washington with pure ease and fun.