Our apartments in Washington, DC are situated near the Park View and Columbia Heights neighborhoods in Maryland. Park Place at Petworth Metro brings residents close to historically significant monuments, landmarks, and museums that can be found throughout DC. When you live in our community you can frequently brush up on your history because of our location near so many educational sites. Here are a few of must-see places in the DC area:

The White House

If you live in our nation’s capital, then you must visit the While House at least once to fully appreciate the political and historical significance of the city. 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.

Smithsonian Museums

There are more than a few Smithsonian Museums in DC to discover - each dedicated to a specific theme. Start your journey by exploring the halls and architecture of the Smithsonian Castle, which was built in 1855. It is home to the Smithsonian Visitor Center, so you can gather all the information you need about the museums you’d like to visit. 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 several centuries. The National Museum of American History chronicles our 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 plenty of famous memorials and monuments scattered throughout the capital to see. These structures are free, historical, educational, and make for great photo opportunities! 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, which consists of 19 statues of soldiers representing a squad on patrol, and the World War II Memorial that honors the ultimate sacrifice of 405,399 American soldiers, are close to the MLK Jr. Memorial.

These attractions are only a few of the many that can be visited in this area. Contact us below to more learn about our apartments in Washington, DC and find your home at Park Place at Petworth today!

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