Museums in District of Columbia


Museum Visit and Chocolate Tasting for Two or Four at The Hershey Story Museum (Up to 46% Off)

The Hershey Story Museum
Hershey

Guests sample sipping chocolates sourced from around the world and explore the culinary and philanthropic legacy of Milton S. Hershey

$45 $29

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Admission for Two or Four to The President Woodrow Wilson House (Up to 48% Off)

The President Woodrow Wilson House
Dupont Circle

Georgian Revival home where the 28th president resided after his term of office still showcases his furniture, art, photos, and state gifts

$40 $21

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$22.99 for Admission for Two to The Museum of Sex, Valid Monday–Friday (Through August 31)

Museum of Sex
Flatiron

Interactive exhibits and more than 15,000 sex-related artifacts explore the truths and enduring mysteries of human (and animal) sexuality

$37 $22.99

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Two or Four Adult Admissions to President Lincoln's Cottage (Up to 50% Off)

President Lincoln's Cottage
Petworth

Multimedia-rich guided tours through house built in 1842; museum exhibits on Civil War, slavery, and life of President Lincoln

$30 $16

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Historical Mansion and Carriage Museum Tour for Two or Four at Morven Park (Up to 48% Off)

Morven Park
Leesburg

Visitors tour the 200-year-old Davis Mansion and Winmill Carriage Museum at Morven Park, a 1,000-acre oasis near historic downtown Leesburg

$20 $11

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Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience VIP Admission at the Intrepid Museum

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86

Visitors enroll as cadets in the “Star Trek” universe’s Starfleet Academy and learn about the characteristics of the ships and specialties

$35 $21

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Madame Tussauds Washington, D.C. - Any Date Through Dec 31, 2016

Madame Tussauds Washington D.C.
Northwest Washington

$18.51 $15.50

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Admission for 2 Adults and 1 Child, or 1 Adult and 2 Children at Fire Museum of Maryland (Up to 45% Off)

Fire Museum of Maryland
Lutherville - Timonium

Learn the importance of fire safety through a trip through the history of firefighting in museum with 40 vintage fire engines

$33 $18

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General Admission, Carousel Ride, and Kids Shop Coupon for One or Two at Please Touch Museum (Up to 33% Off)

Please Touch Museum
Philadelphia

Kids learn by doing at a 156,000 sq. ft. museum complete with a massive toy collection, 1908 carousel, and Playhouse Theatre

$45 $30

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Visit Home of the 5th President of the United States for Two or Four at James Monroe's Highland (Up to 43% Off)

James Monroe's Highland
Charlottesville

Residence of President James Monroe features tours of the home and estate that illuminate 18th- and 19th-century living

$56 $32

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Admission for Two or Four at National Museum of Civil War Medicine (Up to 62% Off)

National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Multiple Locations

Museum with an authentic Civil War surgeon’s tent, a 19th century holding coffin, and dioramas detailing medical evacuations

$76 $29

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Home and Grounds Visit for Two or Five Adults at Gunston Hall (Up to 50% Off)

Gunston Hall
Lorton

Guided tours through 18th-century Georgian mansion with period furnishings and historical recreated grounds

$20 $10

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Museum Visit for Two, Four, or Up to Eight on Thursday–Sunday at Sandy Spring Museum (Up to 60% Off)

Sandy Spring Museum
Ashton - Sandy Spring

Local museum explores the area’s history as a Quaker community and historic hub of Maryland with rotating and permanent exhibits

$10 $5

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Shenandoah Caverns Tour for Two or Four in Quicksburg, VA (Up to 42% Off)

Shenandoah Caverns
Quicksburg

National Geographic has featured this cavern; on a one-hour tour, you can see its crystalline formations and rainbow lakes

$48 $28

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Daytime or Cocktail on the Harbor Cruise from National Ferry Corporation (Up to 57% Off)

National Ferry Corporation
Washington Marina

Relaxing cruises take passengers on scenic trips around the harbor and glide past national monuments in luxury climate-controlled vessels

$35 $15

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Double-Decker Bus Night Tour for One or Two from CitySights DC (58% Off)

CitySights DC
Union Station (Main Lobby)

View the city’s monuments and landmarks—including the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and US Capitol—during a double-decker bus tour

$45 $19

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Entry for Two, Four, or Six with Animal Feed and Zoo Wagon Ride at Roer's Zoofari (Up to 42% Off)

Roer's Zoofari
Vienna

30 acres of open, outdoor habitats where you can interact with zebras, camels, birds, farm animals, and other creatures

$40 $25

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Weekend Only Two Way Monument and National Park Boat Tour for One or Two from DC Cruises (Up to 45% Off)

DC Water Taxi
Multiple Locations

During cruises down the Potomac River, passengers enjoy great views of local monuments and national parks

$20 $12

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Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour of DC for an Adult or Child from DC Trails (Up to 44% Off)

DC Trails
Washington

Air-conditioned tour buses take passengers to 22 sites, such as the White House and the Lincoln Memorial; riders hop off at will to explore

$35 $20

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Two-Hour Chocolate Walking Tour for One, Two, or Four from from Best Tours (Up to 68% Off)

Best Tours
The Old Stone House

Chocolate tour introduces guests to Georgetown’s homemade ice cream, artisan truffles, and pies

$50 $19

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Admission for Two Adults or Two Adults and Three Children to Shofuso Japanese House & Garden (Up to 39% Off)

Shofuso Japanese House & Garden
Fairmount Park

Traditional-style Japanese house and garden features koi pond and structures, showcasing the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia

$27 $17

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Dolphin-Watching Cruise or Dolphin- and Whale-Watching Cruise for Two or Four from Fisherman's Wharf (50% Off)

Fisherman's Wharf
Lewes

Get a glimpse of sites in the First Town in the First State, as well as sea creatures including dolphins, whose sightings are guaranteed

$58 $29

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Vineyard Tour, Souvenir Wine Glasses, and Charcuterie for Two or Four at Philip Carter Winery (Up to 59% Off)

Philip Carter Winery
Hume

Tour a winery and vineyard helmed by a 12th-generation Virginian, learn about wines, and sit down to a private picnic of charcuterie

$85 $36

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2.5-Hour Guided Segway Tour for One or Two from Bike and Roll DC (Up to 38% Off). Four Options Available.

Bike and Roll DC
North Building - Suite 905

Guides lead a 2.5-hour tour aboard segways, passing sites on and off the National Mall such as the Capitol and the White House

$64 $40

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24-Hour Double-Decker Bus Tour or 48-Hour Bus Tour with Attractions from CitySights DC (Up to 43% Off)

CitySights DC
Union Station (Main Lobby)

View DC monuments and landmarks during double-decker bus tour of the city; choose various museums to visit

$48 $35

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Farm Tour for Two Adults or a Family of Four and $10 Voucher to the Farm Store at P. A. Bowen Farmstead (50% Off)

P. A. Bowen Farmstead
Aquasco

1.5-hour walking tours educate guests on the farm’s cheese-making process and methods of naturally raising animals and organic food

$40 $20

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Washington DC Explorer Pass includes admission to 3 or 5 attractions from 9 options. Pay Nothing at The Gate.

Go City Card
College Park

Choose 3 or 5 attractions from 9 popular options and save up to 35% off combined admission. Pay nothing at the gate.

$89 $76

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Cupcake and Macaron Tour of DC with Six Tastings for One, Two, or Four at Great Food Tours (Up to 60% Off)

Best Tours
Washington DC

Groups visit six of Georgetown’s celebrated confectionaries, including Dean & Deluca and Fleurir Handgrown Chocolates for truffles

$50 $25

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Admission for One or Two Adults or Children to All-Day Bus Tour from DC Trails (Up to 52% Off)

DC Trails
Southwest Employment Area

Seven-hour bus tour visits 12 DC landmarks including White House and Vietnam Memorial and features onboard narration

$56 $35

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Wine Tasting Package for Two or Four with Retail Shop Credit at Miracle Valley Vineyard (Up to 60% Off)

Miracle Valley Vineyard
Delaplane

Groups of two or four tour the grounds of the vineyard, then enjoy cheese and crackers and take home wineglasses as souvenirs

$57 $25

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Admission for One, Two, or Four to DC Ghost Walk from Best Tours (Up to 65% Off)

Best Tours
Washington DC

Spooky tour visits the White House, Octagon House, the National Theater in search of eerie apparitions

$35 $17

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Nightly Spirits White House Pub Tour or Frights and Pints Old Town Tour for Two, Four, or Six (50% Off)

Nightly Spirits
Multiple Locations

Guides draw on hours of research to spin tales of haunting history at several pubs around the White Hour or historic Old Town

$62 $31

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Family Fun Treasure Hunt Cruise

Boomerang Pirate Ship
Boomerang Boat Tours

$20 $13.75

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Drunk History Tour of Washington DC for One, Two, or Four with Best Tours (Up to 68% Off)

Best Tours
College Park

A walking tour explores the history of Washington D.C. with stops at area bars for shots and drinks along the way

$50 $19

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$119 for One-Year Ownership of Two Vines at Carneros Della Notte ($198 Value)

Own a Napa Vineyard
Carneros Della Notte

Learn how to tend and harvest grapes, access special vineyard events, and make your own wine from grapes that grow on your vines

$198 $119

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Great Food Tour of DC with Tastings for One, Two, or Four from Best Tours (Up to 68% Off)

Best Tours
College Park

Groups visit five of DC’s standout culinary sites, like District Taco and &Pizza, and sight some iconic landmarks along the way

$50 $19

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Hot Air Balloon Ride from Valley Ballooning (Up to 41% Off). Two Options Available

Valley Ballooning
Woodstock

Pilots lift passengers high above Shenandoah Valley’s picturesque terrain and diverse wildlife

$220 $145

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Sightseeing Bus Tour of Washington D.C. with Wax Museum Visit for 1 or 2 with Big Bus Tours (Up to 51% Off)

Big Bus Tours
Union Station

24-hour hop-on, hop-off access lets passengers see all the sights of Washington D.C. at their own pace; includes entry to Madame Tussauds

$70 $35

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Tour for 2 or 4 with Take-Home Cheese and Charcuterie Baskets from Mediterranean Cellars Winery (Up to 55% Off)

Mediterranean Cellars Winery
Marshall

Tour family owned and operated vineyard and cellars and take home a gift basket stocked with cheese, charcuterie, and a corkscrew

$56 $29

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Nina's Dandy Dinner Cruise

Nina's Dandy
Old Town

$98 $74.25

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Two Adult or Two Kids Tickets to the D.C. After Dark or D.C. Day Star Tour from Loba Tours (50% Off)

Loba Tours
Washington

Guests tour the best monuments during the daytime or at night; tour guides provide interesting facts along the way

$98 $49

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Hop-On, Hop-Off Monuments Bus Tour with Choice of One of Three Attractions from CitySights DC (Up to 41% Off)

Citysights DC
Union Station (Main Lobby)

View DC monuments and landmarks during double-decker bus tour of the city that also includes a visit to your choice of museum

$61.95 $45

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48-Hour Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Pass with Twilight Tour for an Adult from DC Trails (Up to 42% Off)

DC Trails
Washington

Air-conditioned tour buses take passengers to 20 sites, such as the White House and the Lincoln Memorial; riders hop off at will to explore

$52 $30

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Master Gourmet-Wine Seminar for Two or Four with Tour and Lunch at Little Washington Winery (Up to 59% Off)

Little Washington Winery
Washington Virginia

Winery with top rankings in Virginia Wine Lover uses seminars to share knowledge of wine-related topics

$80 $35

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"Washington Is Burning! August 1814" Walking Tour - Saturday August 20, 2016 / 11:00am

Capitol South Metro Station
Southeast Washington

$20 $13.75

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Cell Phone-Guided Scavenger Hunt from Stray Boots Urban Games (50% Off). Four Options Available.

Stray Boots
College Park

Clues, trivia, and riddles lead explorers through Washington D.C.’s rich history via the Stray Boots iPhone or Android app

$60 $30

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One or Two Admissions to 2016 DC Design House (Up to 40% Off)

DC Design House
2016 DC Design House

The 9th annual event runs from October 1 through October 30.

$5

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Caribbean Beach Party Under the Stars at Lake Anna Winery on Saturday, August 6 (Up to 50% Off)

Lake Anna Winery
Wellington Chase on The Rappah

Outdoor festival with wine tastings, live music, and Caribbean cuisine

$50 $26

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30- or 60-Minute Customized Tour from National Pedicabs (Up to 46% Off)

National Pedicabs
Washington DC

Clients can ride around Washington, DC in a pedicab while snapping pics of famous landmarks

$45 $29

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  • International Spy Museum
    Considered to be the country's only public museum devoted to the history of global espionage, the International Spy Museum teems with multimedia displays, hands-on activities, and educational events. Filled with low-lit halls and mysterious doors, the museum backs up its exhibits with experience; many of its board members, staff, and speakers are former spies. Executive Director Peter Earnest, for one, spent more than 35 years in the CIA and its National Clandestine Service; frequent speaker Oleg Kalugin once held a position as major general of the KGB. Through special talks and an array of exhibits, the group reveals several hundred years of spy techniques and gadgetry, showcases connections between real spies and pop culture, and draws from international backgrounds to grant a global perspective. In the Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains exhibit, visitors explore the most memorable villains from throughout the James Bond film series, discovering the role the series played in shaping public perception of spying and exploring how the villains changed to reflect their times. Featuring over 110 movie and historic artifacts, a series galleries allows visitors to learn about the wide variety of evildoers from many perspectives. For an additional charge, guests can opt to embark on a simulated covert mission entirely based on real intelligence case files in Operation Spy, a one-hour interactive exhibit during which participants ride in simulated truck beds and use video surveillance to find leaked nuclear-trigger technology in a fictional country.
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    800 F Street NW
    Washington, DC US
  • President Lincoln's Cottage
    Many of the rooms in President Lincoln's Cottage resound with the voices of Lincoln and his houseguests, in the form of actor-interpreted recordings broadcast through audio speakers. Though not all rooms are accessible to the public, daily tours through this Gothic Revival home use interactive multimedia to tell the stories of Abraham Lincoln's ideas, struggles in passing emancipation, and family during the three summers they spent here during the Civil War. Knowledgeable guides divulge facts about the president's meditations and meetings, often tailoring tours to their areas of personal expertise, such as war or politics. They showcase video screens populated by images about Lincoln's life. Guides also invite visitors to engage in conversation throughout the tour while welcoming them to sit on furniture. The adjacent Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center, built in 1905 and restored as a LEED-certified building, houses a range of both permanent and temporary exhibits. Visitors engage with interactive displays, photos, and manuscripts revealing the presidential Cabinet's feelings on emancipation, life in Washington DC during the Civil War, and the president's role as commander in chief. The cottage also hosts a lecture series with guests that have included historians, Lincoln experts, and an artist who sculpted a life-size statue of the president and his horse, which today stands watch over the cottage.
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    140 Rock Creek Church Road Northwest
    Washington, DC US
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art
    William Wilson Corcoran believed in American artists at a time when most collectors bought only European paintings. The financier-turned-philanthropist made friends with masters such as Thomas Doughty and George Inness, bought what interested him, and even opened up his home twice a week so the public could view his collection. And that practice was the seed which grew into the Corcoran Gallery of Art. The formal location opened in 1874 with 98 paintings and sculptures from Corcoran's personal collection. Today, that collection exceeds 16,000. The focus on 18th- to 20th-century American artists such as Mary Cassatt and Andy Warhol remains—but that doesn't mean the gallery has blinders on. It also holds works by European luminaries such as Pablo Picasso and Edgar Degas. The collection even extends into decorative art such as the Salon Doré, an 18th-century French period room once housed in Paris's Hôtel de Clermont. In the same way the Corcoran Gallery extends beyond American art, it pushes its purpose beyond simply displaying masterpieces. Year-round events include lectures from prominent critics as well as live performances and wine mixers. The Corcoran even nurtures the next generation of talent with after-school and weekend classes that teach students how to draw everything from landscapes to landscapes covered with bowls of fruit.
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    500 17th Street Northwest
    Washington, DC US
  • The Mansion on O Street
    Originally the residence of U.S. Capitol architect Edward Clark, O Street Museum’s five interconnected townhouses today enfold a private club, luxury hotel, conference center, and museum. The O Street Museum explores the creative process with more than 1,500 ever-changing exhibits, including handwritten manuscripts, animation stills, and autographed items from such musicians as Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. Shedding the restraints of a standard museum, O Street grants guests the freedom to leaf through collections of photographs and letters from visual artists or gently cradle sleeping sculptures in their bare hands. Themed tours for groups or individuals unveil the subtleties of the museum’s elegant space, adorned with original, hand-painted ceilings and Tiffany stained-glass windows. Immersive special events include the Raw and Exposed program, which draws from the museum’s vast archives as it presents rare recordings from artists such as Janis Joplin and The Beatles. Amateur and seasoned musicians unite on stage during weekly jam sessions, and the SRO concert series fills the museum’s intimate space with one-of-a-kind gospel performances, drag shows, and sock-puppet reenactments of the Revolutionary War.
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    2020 O Street Northwest
    Washington, DC US
  • The Kreeger Museum
    In 1959, David and Carmen Kreeger began a personal collection of modern art, forming a shared vision based on creative passion instead of investment. David Kreeger himself said, “Art that embodies the creative spirit of men transcends the value of money." In 1994, four years after David’s death, the Kreeger Museum opened under the direction of Judy A. Greenberg with the mission of enhancing “the understanding and appreciation of art, architecture and music,” three of the Kreegers’ lifelong passions and favorite Jeopardy! categories. Today, their personal acquisitions form the foundation of a collection of 19th- and 20th-century paintings from masters such as Monet, Cézanne, and Picasso, along with works of traditional African and Asian art. Art pervades every inch of the museum campus, from the 5.5-acre wooded sculpture garden surrounding the building to the building itself designed by Pritzker Prize–winning architect Philip Johnson using a modernist approach and limestone imported from Italy. The building uses light and movement to guide visitors through the great hall, gallery spaces, and recital hall for performances of Beethoven’s B-sides.
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    2401 Foxhall Rd. NW
    Washington, DC US
  • Library of Congress Madison Cafeteria
    Visit Apple Tree Institute for edu for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of Washington's Washington Mall. This restaurant is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along. Whether you have a group of five or a group of 20, Apple Tree Institute for edu can seat both large and small groups. No time to sit down? No worries! This restaurant offers a take out option so you can grab your food on the go. Can't get enough of Apple Tree Institute for edu's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events. For those who need access to public transit or parking, Apple Tree Institute for edu is your spot. Street parking is the only parking option close to Apple Tree Institute for edu. Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes. Listen up, penny pinchers! Apple Tree Institute for edu serves lip-smacking dishes that are full of flavor for next to nothing. So when you're on the market for some great American cuisine, check out Apple Tree Institute for edu. When you're in need of a casual night out, head to Apple Tree Institute for edu and enjoy some great American classics. For an exceptional menu of American food that is highly-rated by all who try it, call Apple Tree Institute for edu today.
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    101 Independence Avenue Southeast
    Washington, DC US

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