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Washington DC is a diverse city with a rich history and endless tours, activities, and experiences for people of all ages. Its founders saw our nation’s capitol as a commercial center as well as the seat of government, and strategically placed it along the Potomac River. This location was already home to two existing port towns including Georgetown, serving as shipping centers for tobacco and wheat. Washington DC started small, but after the Civil War it swelled to take over Georgetown, surrounding farms, and rural areas beyond the original plans.

Today, Washington DC attracts over 15 million visitors each year, one million being tourists from other countries. With lovely springs, delightful autumns, and mild winters, any time here is a good time for a vacation. The city’s increasingly diverse ethnic population has resulted in new restaurants and new residents, as well as a downtown renaissance of housing, entertainment and nightlife. Travel + Leisure call Washington DC “one of the most exciting restaurant cities on the East Coast” and many local establishments have been included on Esquire’s list of the “Best New Restaurants in America.”

With so much to see, you’ll have to pack your days full of adventure, learning, and recreation. You can take a hint from the millions of visitors that come each year to experience the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, the National Air & Space Museum, the National Museum of American History, the National Zoological Park, the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Korean Memorial, the FDR Memorial, and Rock Creek Park (just to name a few). From cherry blossoms to monuments to five-star restaurants, a trip to Washington DC is a worthwhile and highly enjoyable experience, and welcomes your family, your friends, and your loved ones.

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Ford's Theatre
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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: (950 reviews)
511 10th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
202-347-4833 www.fordstheatre.org
A working theatre, historical monument, world-class museum and learning center, Ford’s Theatre is the premier destination in Washington, D.C., to explore and celebrate the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln.