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Looking for fun activities and attractions for the whole family during your trip to DC this fall? We’ve got you covered with our tips for the best festivals, museums, events, and activities to experience in Washington DC.

Maryland Renaissance Festival

This fun autumn celebration is the perfect way to get the kids excited and involved in learning about history while having the time of their lives. Kids will love getting to watch the ongoing jousts and shows with actors clad in period costumes, and getting them to study for history class when they get back to school might just get easier

Dates: August 26, 27; September: 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30; October 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22
1821 Crownsville Road, Annapolis, MD 21401

Montpelier Farms Fall Festival

Get outdoors to enjoy a beautiful autumn day with the family at the Montpelier Farms Fall Festival. Planned activities will include a corn maze, paint-a-pumpkin, and a pedal kart track, with plenty to keep the little ones constantly engaged while letting the adults relax and watch.

Dates: September 2- Nov 5
1720 Crain Hwy, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
(410) 320-0464

Go Museum-Hopping

With a wave of new exhibits coming into town, the fall is the ideal time to hit the city’s museums with the kids. We recommend heading over to the National Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum to enjoy some of their latest offerings with the family.

6th & Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC
F St NW & 8th St NW, Washington, DC

Exploring the Monuments

Fall is the ideal time to enjoy heading out to DC’s monuments and memorials. You’ll get to see the gorgeous autumn leaves on the National Mall’s trees and enjoy a picnic on the lawn while you take in the weather.

900 Ohio Drive SW
Washington, DC 20024:
(202) 426-6841

Marker-Miller Orchards

Drive down to nearby Winchester, VA for a day at Marker-Miller orchards this fall. The kids will love getting to pick and sample the delicious apples and fall fruits and vegetables on display and getting to run around the farm’s vast fields.

3035 Cedar Creek Grade, Winchester, VA 22602
(540) 662-1391