16 Free Things to Do in Washington, D.C.

With a wide range of accommodation options, a great mass transportation system even from the suburbs, and mostly free attractions, take a look at what the country's capital city offers.

If you are looking for free things to do in Washington DC for adults, couples, solo travelers, or kids, there are many budget-friendly activities to pick from.

The Capitol Building

It is the perfect spot to take a stroll, snap photos outside of the building or go inside the visitor center to see where Congress meets. It is open to the public and completely free.

U.S. Botanical Garden

Located at 100 Maryland Ave SW, the Botanical Garden is a fun place to visit. Like the Capitol and many other places near the National Mall, it is also free and open to the public.

Ulysses S. Grant Memorial Statue

Cruise along the west side of the Capitol, right near the reflecting pool, to find the stunning bronze Ulysses S. Grant Memorial Statue that honors the former president and Civil War Commander.

American Indian Museum

Located on 4th St and Independence Ave, SW, this beautifully designed museum has a relaxing waterfall on the side of the building and many artifacts housed inside.

The Eisenhower Memorial

Right near The American Indian Museum stands the Eisenhower Memorial. It's one of the latest additions to the National Mall and is open around the clock for viewing.

Air and Space Museum

Located at 655 Jefferson Drive SW, it is the perfect spot for spacecraft geeks and aircraft enthusiasts to view exhibitions and collections.

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