A tacit rebuttal to critiques of police and prisons is at the heart of D.C.'s newest museum.

A collection of medical specimens dating back to the Civil War, this museum is not for the squeamish.

“If you look in the first car, you’ll see a lonely spinster,” said my imaginary announcer at the National Zoo's annual light show. “Watch her smile through her tears.”

Model trains ply miniature villages, including one with a military parade, underneath the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse.

The George Washington Masonic National Memorial pays tribute to the founding father while also showcasing Freemason finery from the recent, less-woke past.

We may not have New England's entire hillsides of fiery foliage, but what D.C. lacks in intensity we make up for in diversity.

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Want to be moved by a site-specific art installation? You don't have to stand in line at the Hirshhorn, just pay a visit to your local, world-class cathedral.

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The Defense Department, currently burning through a $700 billion budget, has a headquarters that looks a lot like a dated shopping mall.

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The Chantilly, Va., museum isn’t exactly a secret — it draws around 1.6 million visitors a year — but it could definitely handle more people.

Murderers and millionaires, war heroes and enslaved workers all lived in Decatur House, which offers free tours on Mondays.

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