• American Indian Museum

    The National Museum of the American Indian is an easy trip downtown, and can easily fill your day. It houses one of the world’s largest and most diverse collections of its kind, designed with tribes and communities from across the hemisphere. Our study in social science is of the Eastern Woodlands, so be sure to visit that part of the exhibits.

     

    Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory

    Look through telescopes and discover spots on the Sun (using safe solar filters), the phases of Venus, or other wonders of the Universe.
    Located outside the National Smithsonian Air and Space Museum,’s east terrace. Please check online for the hours.

     

    The Claude Moore Colonial Farm

    A living history museum that portrays family life on a small, low-income farm just prior to the Revolutionary War. This privately funded and operated National Park, is located at 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean, Virginia. Fun for the whole family!

     

    Smithsonian's National Museum of African-American History and Culture

    Houses exhibitions that explore the complex story of slavery and freedom. Visitors see how the actions of ordinary men and women demanded freedom and transformed the country. In downtown DC

     

    Underground Railroad Experience Trail

    A 2-mile simulated trail to help visitors understand the obstacles faced by runaway slaves as they attempted to escape to freedom. Part of Woodlwan Manor Cultural Park, 16501 Norwood Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860

     

    George Washington's home (Mt. Vernon)

    So much to do and see! Don't get locked into just the mansion tour. The education center and grounds are fascinating! Close enough for an afternoon adventure.

     

    George Mason's home (Gunston Hall)

    Take a guided tour or explore on your own the home of the author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights. Close enough for an afternoon adventure.

     

    Mount Zion Community Cemetery

    Contains the graves of four Leesburg African Americans who fought in the Union army during the Civil War. They are honored with a plaque on the side of the cemetery. It could be a meaningful experience to honor some of the men who overcame huge obstacles to fight for freedom for the enslaved, and it is located right here in Leesburg at 209 Old Waterford Rd NW.

     

Last Modified on June 14, 2021