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Women’s History Month Attractions in Washington D.C.

March 9, 2017

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Washington D.C.
, is filled to the brim with both trailblazing women and rich history, making it the perfect place to celebrate National Women’s History Month. Here are a few attractions for your student tour group to visit to honor women in our nation’s capital:

(1)  Women in Military Service for America Memorial: Located in Arlington, this memorial is the only major national memorial honoring all women who have defended America throughout history.  The museum houses hundreds of artifacts from women’s service across the ages as well as personal stories from women who have worn the uniforms of our nation.

(2)  National Museum of American History has a beautiful exhibit dedicated to the first ladies of the United States. Gowns worn by former first ladies are on display, and visitors can learn about the important and ever-changing role that first ladies play.

(3)  National Museum of Women in the Arts celebrates women artists this month with a daily scavenger hunt.  Visitors will explore the museum’s 4,500 pieces of art created by women and snap photos to share on social media.

(4)  Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument was home to the National Woman’s Party for nearly 90 year, the epicenter of the struggle for women’s rights. The Monument is offering special programs throughout March to celebrate Women’s History Month, including walking tours, open houses and special talks.

(5)  Arlington National Cemetery offers daily tours honoring women who have served in the military, as well as other notable women buried in the cemetery. Tour groups will hear from Army Maj. Gen. Dee Ann McWilliams and Arlington National Cemetery Historian Tim Frank

Student Tours, Educational Tours, or Group Tours, Colonial Capital Tours (www.colonialcapitaltours.com) will customize your Washington D.C. educational trip for you and your Washington D.C. field trip!

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