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Explore the Washington, D.C. area this summer.

Library of Congress Library of Congress
The Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building is a marvel of art and architecture located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. It is also home to a variety of permanent and changing public exhibitions featuring documents, photographs, artifacts, and more, taking visitors on a unique journey through history and culture.
Montgomery County Montgomery County
Neighboring Washington, D.C., Montgomery County is bustling with exciting cities, towns, and urban districts. Explore parks, attractions, arts and culture, entertainment, shopping, and more than 900 restaurants. Visit this summer for free outdoor concerts, food festivals, kayaking on the Potomac, acres of sunflower fields, and more.
Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week
Experience 250 of the area’s finest restaurants during Summer Restaurant Week August 15-21, 2016. Enjoy a 3-course lunch for $22 or dinner for $35.
National Building Museum National Building Museum
Step into the enchanted world of London’s smallest residents in “Small Stories: At Home in a Dollhouse,” only at the National Building Museum. Accompanied by voices and imagined stories of a tiny cast of characters, the United Kingdom’s best-loved dollhouses, dating from 1712–2001, come to life beginning May 21.

Image Credit: Amy Miles’ House. England, 1890. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London, courtesy National Building Museum.
National Portrait Gallery National Portrait Gallery
Discover the nation’s story through the people who’ve shaped it. From George Washington to George Carlin, Sequoyah to Rosa Parks, James Monroe to Marilyn Monroe, the National Portrait Gallery is home to the icons of our nation’s history and culture.

Image Credit: “Audra McDonald” by Jesse Frohman, 1999. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the artist © 1999 Jesse Frohman.
The Phillips Collection The Phillips Collection
Encounter superb works of modern and contemporary art in a personal setting. Paintings by Renoir, Rothko, O'Keeffe, van Gogh, and more are amidst the many stunning impressionist and modern works that fill the museum's distinctive building. Special exhibitions and frequent changes in arrangement mean there's something new on every visit.
Smithsonian American Art Museum Smithsonian American Art Museum
Come explore SAAM, home to one of the largest and most inclusive collections of American art in the world. The Smithsonian American Art Museum is dedicated to expressing the boundless imagination of the American people and exploring the American experience through the vision of its artists.