Washington, DC Tourism Links

Washington, DC Convention and Visitors Association

Cultural Tourism DC
A wealth of information on attractions, historic neighbhorhoods, tours and trails, and a calendar of events.

Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority

Historic Hotels of America
A feature of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Heritage Traveler program that provides information on historic hotels and package tours in the vicinity of this itinerary.

DC Dining Guide
A guide to places to eat and dance with contact information, reviews, tips, and directions.

National Scenic Byways Program
This website, maintained by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, includes information on state and nationally designated byway routes throughout America based on their archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and scenic qualities. Visit the America’s Byways George Washington Memorial Parkway website for more ideas.

Washington, DC History and Preservation Links

Historic Preservation Division, Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
The official site of the Washington, DC State Historic Preservation Office

The Historical Society of Washington, DC
Founded in 1894, the Historical Society is the only citywide nonprofit organization whose sole mission is to preserve, present and interpret the history of Washington, D.C. and its people. Their new City Museum tells the story of the city of Washington.

U.S. General Services Administration, National Capital Region
Access a historic building list and the Preservation Project Database.

National Trust for Historic Preservation
Learn about the programs of and membership in the oldest national non-profit preservation organization.

National Park Service Office of Sustainable Tourism
National parks have been interwoven with tourism from their earliest days. This website highlights the ways in which the NPS promotes and supports sustainable, responsible, informed, and managed visitor use through cooperation and coordination with the tourism industry.

Visit National Parks in the Nation’s Capital!


Chesapeake & Ohio Canal NHP
Constitution Gardens
Ford’s Theatre
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
Frederick Douglass NHS
Lincoln Memorial
Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac
Mary McLeod Bethune Council House NHS
National Capital Parks – Central
National Capital Parks – East
National Mall
Pennsylvania Ave NHS
Potomac Heritage NST
Rock Creek Park
Theodore Roosevelt Island
Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Washington Monument
White House

City Beautiful: The 1901 Plan for Washington, DC
This project of the American Studies Department of the University of Virginia explores the McMillan Plan.

Portraiture in the U.S. Capitol
Another project of the American Studies Department of the University of Virginia looks at the portraits housed in the Capitol Building.