Skip to main content

Guide to Presidents Day in Washington, D.C.

What better place to celebrate President’s Day than the national capital? Washington, D.C. comes alive with reenactments, a parade, and many other official celebrations. Whether you’ll want to see the sights during the day or take advantage of a guided night tour, Washington DC is the place to be to show your patriotism.

FourExciting Things You Can See in Washington

  • Mount Vernon

The historical home of George and Martha Washington, the estate and gardens at Mount Vernon offer a full day’s worth of events, including demonstrations, storytelling, music, and ceremonies. Admission on President’s Day is completely free, so this is a great choice for history buffs.

  • The Lincoln Memorial

One of America’s most iconic buildings, the Lincoln Memorial is located along the Potomac at the far end of the National Mall. You’ll be able to see the Capitol, the Washington Monument and the Reflecting pool from here, and hear a dramatic reading of the Gettysburg Address.

  • The Revolutionary War Reenactment at Fort Ward Museum

The closest you can get to the real thing! Over 200 historical actors put on authentic uniforms and weapons, give demonstrations, and engage in a skirmish, so visitors like you can see first-hand what it was like to be a soldier in the revolutionary war. Admission is free to attend.

  • Take in All the Sights with A Guided Night Tour of Washington

From panoramic views to peace of mind, while traveling between Washington’s many memorials and landmarks and supplemented by a tour guide who knows their history, there’s nothing like watching the city come alive as you cruise through it at dusk. A guided night tour of Washington DC gives you a first-hand look at all the city’s key monuments, and you’ll be able to share it all with a group of friends.

DC Trails Has You Covered

If you’re planning to visit D.C., book a tour or request a charter trip with DC Trails today. Contact us at 703-360-2800 and discover the best way to see the capital.