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It seems it will be a while before we can escape talk of politics — from the radio, TV, or even among friends. Therefore, it might just be an ideal time to get to know our country’s past Presidents and the men and women that helped support them. Check out these 20+ places to Get Presidential in the DMV!

  1. Portraits, Presidents, and politics, oh my! Visit the National Portrait Gallery for a picturesque peek at our leaders — past, and present at their ongoing exhibit America’s Presidents.
  2. From policy advocate to trendsetter and everything in between, the collection of our First Ladies’ contributions should not be missed at The National Museum of American History’s exhibit The First Ladies at the Smithsonian.
  3. Little did we know when construction began in 1914 that the Lincoln Memorial would be the most visited site on the National Mall!
  4. An ode to his love of classical architecture, the Thomas Jefferson’s Memorial features a grand rotunda and a bronze statue of this founding father.
  5. The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial is filled with iconic quotes from one of our nation’s most prolific Presidents.
  6. Visit President Lincoln’s Cottage and immerse yourself in the space where the Great Emancipator would craft decisions changing the course of our nation’s history.
  7. John F. Kennedy is one of only two US Presidents buried at Arlington National Cemetery, the final resting place for more than 400,000 veterans and their families.
  8. Such a beautiful estate, with so much to see and do, it’s a good idea to plan on spending the entire day at George Washington’s Mount Vernon…or maybe even two!
  9. Want to get up close and personal with US Presidents, past and present? Literally in their (wax) face? Then Madam Tussauds’ DC exhibit, with all 44 Presidents (soon to be 45), is where you want to be!
  10. You know, US Presidents often need a pal in the White House. Check out the Newseum’s First Dogs: American Presidents and Their Pets exhibit featuring the stories of some precious Presidential pooches!
  11. If you’re looking to give your feet a rest from walking, the National Museum of American History has an online Presidential exhibit that’ll still knock your socks off!
  12. The Daughters of the American Revolution Museum is an absolute treasure chest of clothing, furniture, paintings, and revolutionary war era relics with lots of Presidential connections.
  13. Ford’s Theatre Museum not only pays homage to the night of Lincoln’s death but also recalls the life and contributions of this American Presidential giant.
  14. The National Archives gives you the chance to learn just what goes into creating a Presidential library, and take a virtual peek at artifacts from such Presidents as Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and Ronald Reagan.
  15. Visit the National Archives Museum for an inspiring look at the original founding documents of our nation, signed by two then-future Presidents, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams.
  16. No visit to Washington, DC would be complete without a trip to the towering Washington Monument, in honor of our country’s first President George Washington.
  17. Another stately and impressive tribute to our first President, The George Washington Masonic National Memorial, honors his commitment to the principles of Freemasons.
  18. Visit the unique and serene Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac, where President Johnson often came to find refuge.
  19. Find Wilson Bay, the thoughtful and beautiful resting place of President Woodrow Wilson, inside the magnificent Washington National Cathedral.
  20. All it takes is a click of your mouse to get a better than bird’s eye view of the famous Mount Rushmore in all its glory.
  21. Want a tour of the White House? All you have to do is reach out to a few friends in high places…and it’s easier than you think.
  22. And if you missed out on an in-person tour, you can also check out the White House from the comfort of your home or your phone!
  23. Aptly named, The National Museum of American History boasts an ongoing Presidential exhibit The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden.
  24. Virginia’s Presidents Park, a now-defunct open-air museum, had more than 43 18- to 20-foot-tall Presidential busts, crowded together and taking the brunt of the weather. Learn more about what happened to them, and where they are today, with a quick read.

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