Planning to spend a weekend in Washington D.C.? From the National Mall to Farragut Square there are so many free museums and restaurants to explore and this travel blog post will help you plan for it all!
Whether you are interested in art galleries, science, or history Washington D.C. has a little bit of everything. As an American I've always seen the iconic monuments in history books and pictures but riding on the Metro and walking through the city made me feel like I was in a movie or on a tv show.
There are beautiful murals painted all over the city to check out as well. You will see so much greenery as you take a tour around the city.
I traveled in a large group and we arrived a little after cherry blossom season in April. If you get a chance to ride on Big Bus Tours and sit at the top to see the city up close I'd highly recommend it.
Sights To See in Washington D.C.
Photo courtesy of National Museum of African American History and Culture (Instagram)
The National Museum of African American History and Culture exemplifies Black excellence and showcases the richness and diversity of the African American experience, what it means to their lives, and how it helped us shape this nation.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is a Smithsonian Institution museum located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., in the United States. It was established in December 2003 and opened its permanent home in September 2016 with a ceremony led by President Barack Obama.
I was fascinated to learn about the war of the pews. During the 1890s, the rise of Jim Crow in the South posed a challenge to Creoles of color, who opposed racial segregation in any form. In 1895, when the archbishop of New Orleans established a separate parish for black Catholics, St. Augustine parishioners asserted their right to worship in an integrated sanctuary.