Our apartments in Washington, D.C. are situated near the Park View and Columbia Heights neighborhoods. Park Place at Petworth Metro brings residents close to historically significant monuments, landmarks, and museums that can be found throughout D.C. Here are is a list of must-see places in the D.C. area:
If you live in our nation’s capital, then you must visit the White House at least once to fully appreciate the political and historical significance of D.C. The White House offers self-guided, public tours of the President’s home Tuesday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Requests to tour the White House must be submitted no less than 21 days in advance of the day you wish to visit. Be prepared to show a valid, government-issued photo I.D. upon entry.
There are more than a few Smithsonian Museums in D.C. to discover - each dedicated to a specific theme. The National Postal Museum explores the history of the U.S. postal service and includes stamp collections and other related memorabilia. The National Museum of African Art displays unique African artwork, including decorations, clothing, and jewelry. Learn all about the history of space and air travel and related machinery at the National Air and Space Museum. The National Museum of Natural History displays artifacts from the natural world spanning centuries. The National Museum of American History chronicles this young country’s political, religious, racial, and war-time history. To explore all the museums, galleries, and historic landmarks operated by The Smithsonian Institution, click here.
Memorials and Monuments
There are famous memorials and monuments scattered throughout the capital. These structures are historical, educational, make for great photo opportunities, and - best of all - they are free! The Lincoln Memorial features a larger-than-life statue of Honest Abe surrounded by etchings of his inaugural address and the Gettysburg Address. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is a 30-foot-high granite memorial that pays homage to the famous civil rights activist. Conveniently, the Korean War Veterans Memorial and the National World War II Memorial are close to the MLK Jr. Memorial.
These attractions are only a few of the many that can be visited in the D.C. area. Come home to our apartments in Washington, D.C. at Park Place at Petworth to begin living a life of luxury near exceptional historical and educational landmarks.