Government Attractions Around Washington DC

cathedralWashington D.C. is more than just our nation’s capitol. It’s a great place to experience our government, all three of its executive branches, historical homes of our founding fathers such as at Mount Vernon as well as the National Cathedral which stands as the spiritual home for the nation.

When you visit Washington D.C. the following government buildings are not only an incredible study of architecture but also a close up and personal look at how the different aspects of our government work to create a dynamic entity where history comes to life, change occurs, and voices are heard.

washington-dc-whitehouseThe White House – Home to the president and first family and the President’s main office. While tours are free of charge, you need to submit your request through your Member of Congress no less than 21 days in advance.

The U.S. Capital – This is where the heart of our government beats! Tour passes are required; however tours are free of charge.

Library of Congress – The research library of the United States Congress and the oldest federal cultural institution in the U.S. offering many tours and activities both in person and online.

cherry-blossom-1The Pentagon – Tour our Department of Defense headquarters for a glimpse into the respective missions of the five armed services and more during this 60 minute, 1.49 mile tour.

Bureau of Engraving and Printing – The part of the U.S. Department of the Treasury that develops and produces United States currency notes that have to be trusted worldwide.

FBI Headquarters – Learn about our Federal Bureau of Investigations, Most Wanted lists, counterintelligence and much, much more.

EntranceEmbassy Row – Explore this stretch of Massachusetts Avenue that extends from Dupont Circle near our Windsor Park Hotel out towards the National Cathedral.

National Archives – Explore our nation’s history through an extensive archive of documents, photos and service records.

Once you’ve decided where you want to visit while on your next trip to Washington D.C. you’ll need to decide which mode of transportation would be best to use in order to get there. Be sure to utilize our Windsor Park Hotel map to help you navigate and decide. Our friendly staff can also help answer any additional questions you might have, so call ahead or be sure and ask at the front desk.