Events by Day

Multi-Day Events

Washington, District of Columbia
Culture, General, History, Library, Military, Specialized
Slavery to Freedom: Civil War to Civil Rights The Museum's permanent exhibition portrays the extraordinary African American struggle for freedom in the United States.
Beltsville, Maryland
Culture, History, Library, Science, Specialized
The men and women who have been inducted into the ARS Science Hall of Fame represent a very special group of scientists—the best of the best. The most recent inductees (September 2009) are dairy scientist Max J. Paape, geneticist J. Neil Rutger and soil scientist B.A. Stewart.
Alexandria, Virginia
History
Alexadria Black History Resource Center in Alexandria, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Washington, District of Columbia
Art, Culture, General, History, Library, Specialized
The history of the permanent collection of the Art Museum of the Americas has roots in the former Visual Arts Unit of the Organization of American States. Under this unit, the first donation of art was received in 1949, a gift of painting by Brazilian artist Candido Portinari.
Washington, District of Columbia
National Associations
The American Oil & Gas Historical Society (AOGHS) is dedicated to preserving the history of U.S. oil and natural gas exploration by providing advocacy for community museums and organizations that work to preserve that history through exhibition, material preservation – and especially educational programming.
Washington, District of Columbia
Historic House
The American Red Cross offers tours of the historic national headquarters building on Wednesdays and Fridays. Come explore the history of the organization and view the artwork and artifacts on display!
Washington, District of Columbia
Culture, History
Arlington, Virginia
The Arlington Historical Society owns two properties: the Arlington Historical Museum and the Ball-Sellers House. The society website also has a list of the historic markers, districts, and properties in the county.
Washington, District of Columbia
Military
Washington, District of Columbia
Art, Culture
The Art Museum of the Americas of the Organization of American States was established in 1976 by resolution of the OAS Permanent Council in tribute to the two-hundredth anniversary of the independence of the United States, host country of the OAS.
Artex  Organization Web Page
Landover, Maryland
Art
Artex in Landover, MD is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Washington, District of Columbia
Art, Culture
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Washington, District of Columbia
Specialized
Washington, District of Columbia
Art, Culture
Washington, District of Columbia
The Bead Society of Greater Washington is dedicated to furthering the understanding of beads and ornaments.
Bowie, Maryland
Historic House
Bowie, Maryland
History, Specialized
Belair Stable, built in 1907, is the home of two Triple Crown winners and contains a collection of Thoroughbred Racing and farm history objects.
Washington, District of Columbia
Historic House
Washington, District of Columbia
History
Bowie, Maryland
Children's, History, Specialized
Bowie, Maryland
Anthropology, Arboretum, Archaeology, Library, Natural History, Science, Specialized, University
The Center for Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Nursing is one of the region’s premier centers for transformational learning and research. Here, students are empowered to discover a passion for their studies and achieve success in their future careers.
Wheaton, Maryland
Arboretum, Botanical Garden
Brookside Gardens is a horticultural display garden whose mission is to foster an appreciation for the art of gardening and science of horticulture through plant collections, horticultural displays, learning opportunities and events.
Washington, District of Columbia
Children's
College Park, Maryland
Specialized
Washington, District of Columbia
Cemetery
Congressional Cemetery in Washington, DC is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
One block from the White House sits William Wilson Corcoran's gallery, founded for the purpose of "encouraging American genius" in the arts.

The Corcoran Gallery of Art was founded in 1869 as Washington's first museum of art. It is a privately funded institution incorporating both a museum and college of art and design.
Washington, District of Columbia
Washington, District of Columbia
Washington, District of Columbia
DAR Museum in Washington, DC is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Arlington, Virginia
History
The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Museum and Visitors Center is to educate the American public on the history of drugs, drug addiction and drug law enforcement in the United States through engaging and state-of-the-art exhibits, displays, interactive stations and educational outreach programs.
Washington, District of Columbia
General, History, Historic House
Decatur House Museum in Washington, DC is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Washington, District of Columbia
University
Washington, District of Columbia
Culture, History
The Department of State's Diplomatic Reception Rooms are one of the greatest mirrors of America's remarkable cultural accomplishments in fine and decorative arts of the 18th and 19th centuries. Here, visiting Chiefs of State, Heads of Government, Foreign Ministers, as well as other distinguished foreign and American guests are entertained officially. The Rooms opened in 1961.
Glen Dale, Maryland
Odenton, Maryland
Church, Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Military
Discovering Epiphany Chapel and Church House is like finding a valuable coin mixed in a jar of pennies you had almost forgotten. The front stoop is worn where so many feet have passed, the center floor beam is weighed down with memories, and a discernible spirit of hospitality shines like the patina on the old oak furniture. Epiphany Chapel and Church House is worn but far from worn out.
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Washington, District of Columbia
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Washington, District of Columbia
Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
Ford’s Theatre Museum combines a remarkable collection of historic artifacts with a variety of interactive exhibits to tell the story of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency. Using environmental recreations, videos and three-dimensional figures, the museum transports visitors to 19th-century Washington, where they can follow Lincoln from his arrival in Washington in 1861.
Odenton, Maryland
General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Military, Specialized
The Fort George G. Meade Museum was established to collect, preserve, study and exhibit historical artifacts pertaining to the history of Fort George G. Meade. The Museum is dedicated "in proud memory of those members of the United States Army who died in the defense of Freedom".
Washington, District of Columbia
History
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Silver Spring, Maryland
Greenbelt, Maryland
History, Historical Society
The Greenbelt Museum opened its doors in 1987 as part of Greenbelt’s 50th anniversary celebration. The Friends of the Greenbelt Museum formed a non-profit corporation and restored an original Greenbelt row house that was purchased by the City of Greenbelt to be a museum. The Friends of the Greenbelt Museum, Inc. (FOGM) supports the educational activities of the Greenbelt Museum.
Washington, District of Columbia
Children's, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Specialized
Heritage Preservation is a national non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the United States.
Washington, District of Columbia
Culture, Historic House, Specialized
=Founded by American heiress to the Post cereal empire Marjorie Merriweather Post, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens is one of the premier art collector's museums in the United States. The museum features the most comprehensive collection of Russian imperial art outside of Russia and a world-renowned collection of 18th-century French decorative art and furnishings.
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Takoma Park, Maryland
History
Washington, District of Columbia
Art, Culture, Historical Society
As a Smithsonian Affiliate institution, our exhibits feature items on loan as well as pieces from our own collection. HSW over 27 featured exhibits planned over the next four years.
Lanham-Seabrook, Maryland
Science
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Washington, District of Columbia
University
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Washington, District of Columbia
Library
Washington, District of Columbia
Specialized
Washington, District of Columbia
Church, History, Historical Society
We are the region's foremost destination and source for American Jewish history. We engage and inspire adults and children through our exhibitions, landmark historic synagogue, public programs, and educational initiatives. We collect, preserve, and share material culture that documents the story of the Jewish community in the Washington, D.C.
Washington, District of Columbia
Washington, District of Columbia
Washington, District of Columbia
Laurel, Maryland
History
The Laurel Museum collects, preserves and displays objects, photographs, and archival material related to Laurel, Maryland. It is our intention to educate both local and non-local visitors about the history of the town of Laurel and the people, institutions and outside forces that formed the town.
Adelphi, Maryland
Art, Culture, Library, University
The Leroy Merritt Center for the Art of Joseph Sheppard honors Sheppard’s extraordinary work, underscores his lifelong devotion to creating and promoting classical art, and celebrates the legacy of Maryland philanthropist and businessman Leroy Merritt.
Washington, District of Columbia
History
Washington, District of Columbia
History
Washington, District of Columbia
Art, Culture, History, Specialized
Madame Tussauds is a wax museum in Washington, D.C. with branches in a number of major cities. It was founded by wax sculptor Marie Tussaud. Madame Tussauds is a major tourist attraction, displaying waxworks of historical and political figures, film stars, sports stars and more.
Glenn Dale, Maryland
Glenn Dale, Maryland
History, Historic House
Marietta was the plantation home of Gabriel Duvall. He undertook the building of this modest Federal style brick house at about the same time he was appointed an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1811, a position he held for twenty-three years. Only the Judge's law office and root cellar remain of the many outbuildings that originally supported the 650 acre estate.
Laurel, Maryland
Botanical Garden, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Library, Park
A fine example of Georgian architecture, popular in Maryland in the late 1700's, Montpelier Mansion sits on approximately 70 acres of beautiful parkland. Architectural and building construction details, as well as historical research, suggest that the house was constructed between 1781 and 1785.
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Greenbelt, Maryland
Science
Washington, District of Columbia
Washington, District of Columbia
Children's, Culture, History, Library, Military, Planetarium, Science, Specialized
The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum maintains the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world. It is also a vital center for research into the history, science, and technology of aviation and space flight, as well as planetary science and terrestrial geology and geophysics.
Washington, District of Columbia
Aquarium, Children's, Nature Centers, Science
Visit Us in Washington, DC! The National Aquarium is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures. Your admissions purchase supports vital conservation and education programs and offers a 45-minute introduction of America's Aquatic Treasures, featuring more than 1,500 animals including alligators, sharks, and loggerhead sea turtles.
Washington, District of Columbia
Art, Culture, Specialized
As America's premier cultural institution dedicated to exploring and celebrating architecture, design, engineering, construction, and urban planning, the National Building Museum offers insight into the history and future of the world we build ourselves.
Silver Spring, Maryland
Children's, General, History, Historic House, Specialized
The NCTM Visitor Center, the street car rides through Northwest Branch Park, and our Educational Program are all designed to fulfill the Museum's mission to collect and preserve objects related to the electric railway systems of the region and to use these objects to interpret the role of these transportation systems in the growth and development of the region and the impact of this technology on
Fort George G. Meade, Maryland
History, Military, Science, Specialized
What is “Cryptology” anyway? The term has both defensive and offensive aspects. It is the term we use to refer to the arts and sciences involved in both protecting one’s information from unintended recipients, and also in exploiting an adversaries’ information.
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Washington, District of Columbia
Anthropology, Art, Children's, Culture, History, Library, Military, Park, Science, Specialized
The museum focuses on understanding history through the viewpoint of the African American experience, featuring collections documenting art, history and culture, covering artifacts from the African Diaspora to present day.
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Washington, District of Columbia
Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Church, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Library, Military, Science
Start your visit at the Nina and Ivan Selin Welcome Center for information to help you plan your day at the Museum. Here you can find out what programs are happening that day or pick up a map. If you have a specific question or need assistance, ask one of our friendly visitor services staff.
Washington, District of Columbia
Culture, History, Science, Specialized
Where else can you explore the history of crime and punishment, experience driving and shooting simulators, and learn the real CSI procedures? At the National Museum of Crime & Punishment you explore all this and more.
Silver Spring, Maryland
General, History, Library, Military, Science, Specialized, University
The Historical Collections document changes in medical technology since the early 19th century. Included in this growing assemblage of more than 12,000 objects are X-ray equipment, microscopes, surgical instruments, numismatics and anatomical models.
Washington, District of Columbia
Natural History
Washington, District of Columbia
History
Washington, District of Columbia
Park
Washington, District of Columbia
Specialized
Washington, District of Columbia
Specialized
Washington, District of Columbia
Park, Zoo
Washington, District of Columbia
Children's
Washington, District of Columbia
History
Washington, District of Columbia
History
Washington, District of Columbia
Culture, History, Library, Specialized
The Newseum — a 250,000-square-foot museum of news — offers visitors an experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits.
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Washington, District of Columbia
History
Laurel, Maryland
History
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Encounter superb works of modern art in an intimate setting at The Phillips Collection, an internationally recognized museum in Washington's vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood.
Washington, District of Columbia
Culture
Glenn Dale, Maryland
History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The objectives of the Prince George's County Historical Society are:
To foster an understanding and appreciation of the history and heritage of Prince George's County.
The collection, recording, organization, restoration, and preservation of historical data, artifacts and all associated materials relative to Prince George's County and the state of Maryland.
Bowie, Maryland
Culture, General, History, Historic House, Science, Specialized
In March, 1999, RHS President Ed Walker and the City of Bowie signed a long-term lease agreement for The Radio and Television Museum. This fully restored, turn-of-the century building is located on a lovely corner lot in the City of Bowie, conveniently located, just off of Route 50 and the Beltway, near Washington, DC.
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Riverdale Park, Maryland
Historic House, Historical Society
Riversdale, a National Historic Landmark, is a restored, five-part, stucco-covered brick plantation home built between 1801 and 1807. Construction of this elegant manor house was begun by Henri Stier, a Flemish aristocrat, and was completed by his daughter Rosalie and her husband George Calvert, grandson of the fifth Lord Baltimore.
Riverdale, Maryland
History
Washington, District of Columbia
History
Robert Brent Elemtary School in Washington, DC is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Savage, Maryland
Washington, District of Columbia
History
Washington, District of Columbia
Washington, District of Columbia
Culture, History, Library, Specialized
The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) is open to the public M-F 10:00 - 4:00. Browse SQCC's exhibition space to learn more about the beauty and culture of the Sultanate of Oman. Check our website for information on special exhibitions, lectures, cultural events, and more! Visit our library, or borrow remotely through your library's ILL system.
Washington, District of Columbia
History
College Park, Maryland
Art, Culture, History
The David C. Driskell Center is proud to present and preserve its collection of works by African American artists. The collection includes works by well known artists, such as Romare Bearden, David C. Driskell, Sam Gilliam, Jacob Lawrence, Keith Morrison, and Charles White. The Center's art collection will continue to grow through support from the Driskell Center Acquisition Fund.
Washington, District of Columbia
Art, Children's, Church, Culture, General, Historic House
The L. Ron Hubbard House in Washington, DC is the landmark location of the first Church of Scientology in the world. Here, the prolific American writer, explorer, and founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, trained students, lectured, and worked from 1957 through 1960.
Washington, District of Columbia
Culture, History, Specialized
The Laogai Museum exposes the Laogai— China’s extensive system of forced-labor prison camps. These abusive prisons have been used since the Communist Party took power in 1949 to control the masses, and continue to exist today. Its prisoners, including those charged with political crimes, are forced to live and work in terrible conditions.
Washington, District of Columbia
History, Historic House, Library
The Society of the Cincinnati was founded in 1783 by officers of the Continental army and navy to promote the achievement of American independence. The Society acquired Anderson House in 1938 as a gift from Isabel Anderson, whose husband, Larz Anderson, had been a devoted member of the Society. The Society opened Anderson House as a historic house museum in 1939.
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Washington, District of Columbia
History
Washington, District of Columbia
History
Washington, District of Columbia
Arboretum
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
College Park, Maryland
Library
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Washington, District of Columbia
History
Washington, District of Columbia
Culture, History, Historic House, Library
The Woodrow Wilson House is the home to which President and Mrs. Wilson retired from the White House in 1921. President Wilson lived here until his death in 1924, and Mrs. (Edith) Wilson lived in the home until her death in 1961, at which time she bequeathed the home and its furnishings to the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Washington, District of Columbia
Art, Culture
Art and culture are integral forces of development. Recognizing the contribution of art and culture to social cohesion and economic development, the World Bank's Art Program is formally charged with managing the institution's art collection and promoting contemporary art from its member nations. The Art Program makes particular effort to draw awareness to artists from developing countries.