Rodney's Top Ten

Top Ten Things to Do and See in Washington

  1. Visit your U.S. Congressman – Rodney Frelinghuysen – Room 2306 in the Rayburn House Office Building
  2. While you’re on Capitol Hill, take a tour of the United States Capitol Building and see the Rotunda, Statuary Hall, and the new Capitol Visitors Center.
  3. Visit one of the 15 Smithsonian Museums located on the Mall and around the city
  4. See the Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Magna Carta at the National Archives
  5. Relax and take a stroll through the new National Sculpture Garden
  6. Visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  7. See Ford’s Theater, the sight of President Lincoln’s Assassination
  8. Monument Hop!  See the Washington Monument, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt Memorials
  9. Stop by the National Gallery of Art and view collections from artists around the world
  10. Visit Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia

Top Ten Things You May Not Know About and Shouldn't Miss


  1. Visit Dumbarton Oaks in Georgetown
  2. Daughters of the American Revolution Museum
  3. Stop and smell the roses at the United States National Arboretum
  4. Picnic or hike on Teddy Roosevelt Island
  5. Mount Vernon, George and Martha Washington’s home
  6. Take in a show at the Carter Baron Amphitheater
  7. Corcoran Gallery of Art
  8. National Geographic Society - Explorer’s Hall
  9. JeffersonBuildingof the Library of Congress – American Treasures Exhibit
  10. See the United States Marine Corps’ Evening Parade at the Marine Barracks (Reservations Required)

Top Ten Things to Do and See for Kids


  1. The Capital Children’s Museum
  2. The National Aquarium – the first public aquarium built in America
  3. The National Zoo – see the world famous pandas!
  4. The Newseum - an interactive museum of news
  5. Remembering the Children:  Daniel’s Story at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (Recommended for children 8 and older)
  6. The IMAX Theater at the Air and Space Museum
  7. Hands on History and Hands on Science at the American History Museum
  8. The O. Orkin Insect Zoo at the Natural History Museum
  9. Enjoy a free performance at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage
  10. The Colonial Adventure Tour at the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum