Best Things to Do in DC


Over Thanksgiving weekend, Marc and I headed down to Washington, D.C. to visit Marc’s mom and tour some of the historic sights with the kids. While we didn’t have too much time for tourism, we managed to squeeze in the Air & Space Museum in Dulles, and the U.S. Supreme Court!

Like many other places to visit in DC, the U.S. Supreme Court offers up an amazing history lesson for kids and us adults. The building itself stands grand and elegant!Best Things to Do in DCWashington Supreme CourtA history buff, Hedley was thrilled to be visiting a place he’d heard so much about.Best Things to Do in DC with kidsAs was Beckett ….Washington Supreme Court with kidsAnd Lachlan …DC with kids

Our kids loved bounding up the steps.

Visiting the Supreme Court with kidsMost of the inside of the Supreme Court cannot be photographed; but this statue of John Marshall that welcomes visitors was fair game. The fourth Chief Justice of the United States, Marshall helped define the Supreme Court as a co-equal branch of government along with the legislative and executive branches. The longest serving Chief Justice, he served on the Court for over three decades, playing a major role in the establishment of our legal system. Although we might not think about it every day, our legal system does so much to protect our values and way of life.Chief JusticeMuseums bring so much to kids. They take them out of their little worlds, exposing them to other time periods and ways of looking at things. Museums open our minds, expanding our horizons. This winter break, find a way to get yourself and your kids into a museum. You’ll be happy you did.

Gratefully,

Melissa

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  • mami2jcn

    We’ve wanted to go take a trip to Washington DC for a while. We’re just waiting for our youngest to get a little older.

  • diane sabatini

    I haven’t been there since my Senior class trip; 30 year ago. Always a good experience.

  • Katherine Gray

    i didn’t know you could visit the supreme court

  • Angela Thomas

    What an amazing trip, I would love to visit Washington D.C.!!

  • shannon fowler

    I love Washington DC. We lives close for a while, and there was always something to do or see there.

  • Amber Gibson

    Lovely photos – I’m glad you had such a good time in DC!

  • Colleen Boudreau

    Awesome trip!

  • Abigail Gibson

    I have always enjoyed my trips to DC. Only in warmer months though.

  • cynthiac

    I could spend weeks wandering through all the museums at the Smithsonian. I love visiting D.C.

  • Linda G.

    It has been years since we took a trip to DC, we need to plan another one.

  • margaretsmith

    I loved DC when we visited years ago. Would love to visit again.

  • Natalie

    I had no idea that photographs are limited while in the Supreme court.

  • jenny

    Haven’t made it to DC yet, but hoping to one day!

  • Leela

    Sounds amazing.

  • TheresaJenkins

    we have relatives near the DC area so we visit at least twice a yr…when our kids were small they called our trips>edjamacational trips and that’s ok because they’re still talking about all those trip and are starting to take their kids

  • Kathy

    Anytime a child can experience something in person it leaves a greater, longer lasting impression.

  • courtney

    Looks like so much fun!

  • mrsmchappell

    We love taking our kids to museums, too!

  • susan1215

    We love going to museums.

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  • Betty Curran

    DC is one of my favorite cities to visit. I can’t wait to go back again.

  • Cheryl Chervitz

    I’ve heard the museums are wonderful in DC.

  • Ed

    I have never been to Washington, D.C. Nice pictures!

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  • Mary Gardner

    My daughter lived in DC for 3 years and we loved visiting.The memorials and museums are great. I’d love to go again.

  • kathypease

    I went there years ago and it was a great trip

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