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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Considered by many to be the ultimate must-see museum in DC, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is nothing short of an emotional and educational experience. When you arrive, you are given an "identity card" of a real Holocaust victim that deeply personalizes your trip through the various exhibits. You'll view an astounding collection of film clips, photographs, artifacts and unflinching first-hand accounts. There's even an exhibit for the kids that treats the subject matter in a highly sensitive manner; this exhibition will inspire questions and answers that will no doubt lead to a better understanding of this horrible passage in our world's history.

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Shakespeare Theatre Company Shakespeare Theatre Company

Sure, you've studied Shakespeare in school, but when the words come to life on stage, it's a completely different experience. The Shakespeare Theatre Company is considered to be the premiere Shakespeare theatrical group in the country. Founded in 1985, this group of performers has consistently presented classic theater and made it accessible entertainment for audiences of all ages who gain a deeper appreciation for these timeless works.

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Bureau of Engraving and Printing Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Want to know where all the money comes from? Then get set to find out on one of Washington, DC's most popular tours when you visit the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Some of the exhibits include bills that are no longer in circulation, counterfeit money and a staggering $100,000 bill, along with a presentation of how money is produced and printed. In keeping with fiscal responsibility, the tour is actually free but during peak summer months, admission tickets are given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Mount Vernon Trail Mount Vernon Trail

The Mount Vernon Trail is located just across the river from Downtown Washington, DC and is a great multi-use recreation trail. The recreational trail is nearly 18 miles long and it follows the Potomac's Virginia shoreline from Theodore Roosevelt Island to George Washington's Estate located at Mount Vernon. The excellent scenery and consistently well-maintained condition of this paved surface makes the Mount Vernon Trail a favorite of cyclists, hikers and runners.

 
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