8 days in Washington DC Itinerary

8 days in Washington DC Itinerary

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Washington DC
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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
You'll explore and learn at National Air and Space Museum and US Naval Academy Foundation. Antietam National Battlefield and Capitol Hill will appeal to history buffs. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (in Cambridge), Adkins Arboretum (in Ridgely) and Port of Leonardtown Winery (in Leonardtown). Spend the 25th (Sun) exploring nature at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old Town, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, identify plant and animal life at Elkwallow Picnic Area, and sample the fine beverages at Copper Fox Distillery.

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Expect a daytime high around 57°F in March, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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Shenandoah National Park, Tomb of the Unknowns, Adkins Arboretum, Copper Fox Distillery, US Naval Academy Foundation
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Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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