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If you’re taking a trip with the children to DC this summer, you need to make a stop at Capitol Hill, home of Congress, the Supreme Court, and an array of museums. Here are our recommendations for what you need to do.

The Capitol Building

Bring your kids to the congressional visitors’ center to see congressional representatives and senators in action! They’ll have the opportunity to see the building and learn about the daily operations that govern the country, all while having fun.

First St NE, Washington, DC 20515

Library of Congress

Make sure to visit this stunning, expansive building, which serves as the country’s national library. Kids will love getting to explore the magical collection, where you can find a wide range of books pertaining to nearly any type of interest and field, and they can take a sneak a peek at the Declaration of Independence!

101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC 20540

Supreme Court

Kids will get an important chance to be a part of history with a visit to the Supreme Court. Line up to view an oral argument or walk around the building and learn all about how the country’s court of last resort operates. This insider look at the workings of the legal system will give kids a practical yet exciting look into government.

1 First St NE, Washington, DC 20543

The National Mall

During springtime, hang out on the National Mall and let the kids run around and explore the outdoors. You’ll get to lie back and relax while the kids get out their pent-up energy from museum-hopping on America’s front lawn.

900 Ohio Drive SW
Washington, DC 20024

The Museums

DC and Capitol Hill are full of fascinating museums where you can while away a day looking at exhibits and learning. Our recommendation for a kid-friendly museum day is to head out to the nearby Smithsonians, including the Freer-Sackler galleries, that both kids and adults will enjoy.

1050 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560