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The Nation’s Capital is just around the corner

Morrison House, located right outside our Nation’s Capital, provides you with convenient access to Washington, D.C.  Spend the day exploring the Smithsonian Museums, Galleries, and Zoos.  Stroll through Georgetown and shop the boutiques.  Catch a show at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.  Pack a picnic and eat among the National Monuments. There is so much to discover.

Access Washington, D.C. from our Old Town Alexandria hotel by car, metro, or boat.  Drive into D.C. with a short 10 minute drive. Those who prefer can take a short Metro ride and arrive in our nation’s capital.   Morrison House is blocks away from the Alexandria waterfront and easy ferry access to Washington DC. 

Sightseeing Activities:

Let those in the know show you around the capital with these local tours.

DC by Foot, (202) 370-1830     Old Town Trolley Tours of Washington, D.C., (202) 832-9800     Bike and Roll DC,  (202)842-2453

Capital Segway Tours, (202) 682-1980     Washington, D.C. Food Tours, 202-852-2268


Museums, Galleries, and Zoo

The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex.  Made up of 19 museums and the National Zoo, there is something for all to see.  Immerse yourself in art, nature, and history and learn.  All of the museums, galleries, and zoo in Washington, D.C. are free and welcome those of all ages. 

Learn more about the different Smithsonian museums, galleries, and zoo and to see their hours.

Asides the Smithsonian, there are many museums, galleries, and gardens to explore.  From the Spy Museum to the National Gallery of Art, find anything you could want and more. Need more places to explore in D.C.? Ask our front desk and they will be happy to provide recommendations. 

Monuments & Memorials on the National Mall

See the Monuments & Memorials up close by taking a stroll through the National Mall.  Visit the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and more.  The National Mall and Memorial Parks are open 24 hours a day.   Wander the grounds at sunrise then grab a bite to eat in the many restaurants right at your feet. 

Plan your visit to the National Mall.

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20566

Opened in 1971, the Kennedy Center was dedicated as a living memorial to President John F. Kennedy for his passion and dedications to the performing arts. With over 2,000 performances each year in over 12 different genres, you will discover theatre, comedy, music, and more on all of their stages.

Find out about the upcoming performances at the Kennedy Center.

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20500

The White House is the official residence and workplace of the president of the United States. Every president from John Adams to the current president has resided in the White House.  Tour the public rooms of the White House to learn more about it’s history.

Find out how to tour the White House here.

The Capitol
First St SE, Washington, DC 20004

The Capitol, one of the most recognizable symbols of democracy in the world, is both a monument and an office.  View all the historic areas of the Capitol on a guide-led tour or watch Congress in session. 

Plan your visit to the Capitol.

Washington National Cathedral
3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

Taking over 80 years to construct, the Washington National Cathedral is a national treasure and showcases Gothic Revival architecture with 112 gargoyles and 215 stained glass windows.

Experience the wonder of the Washington National Cathedral.


Located in Northwest D.C. and along the Potomac River, Georgetown has been a D.C.must-see neighborhood for centuries.  Georgetown is known for its shopping, with over 200 boutiques and stores, it is one of the best shopping streets in the country.  You can enjoy shopping, dining, history, arts, culture, and recreation all in Georgetown.  Want to know how to get there? Take the Water Taxi and look at the D.C. skyline as you pass by. 

What can Georgetown offer you? Find out here.

The Wharf

Located along the Potomac River, the Wharf, is a great place to shop or dine. Walk along the waterfront, catch a show at the Anthem, or try fresh fish from the Municipal Fish Market, the United State’s oldest continuously operating open-air fish market.  Getting to the Wharf is just an easy ride in the Water Taxi from Morrison House. 

Experience the Wharf. Learn more here.

Navy Yard

South of the U.S. Capitol and along the Anacostia River, Navy Yard is perfect for foodies, sports fans, and nature lovers alike.  Watch a game at Nationals Park or Audi Field, dine your way through over 40 restaurants, or rent a kayak and paddle along the Anacostia.  

See what is happening at Navy Yard.