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The Nation’s Capital Is Yours To Explore At This Hotel Near The White House

Willard InterContinental Washington is an ideally located hotel near the White House. Discover history within the many museums, memorials and sites within walking distance. Explore the collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Stroll through the Smithsonian. Attend a play at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. Whatever your taste, this exceptional White House hotel provides the perfect entry to the wonders of the city.

  • Corcoran Gallery of Art
    Washington's oldest art collection features Dutch and Flemish masterpieces, French Impressionists and post-Impressionists, and American art from colonial times to the present. Every year, the Corcoran presents a diverse program of special exhibitions.
  • Dumbarton House and Garden
    Located in Georgetown, this Federal-style house museum features 18th- and 19th-century American furniture and fine arts. The enchanting gardens incorporate elements of traditional French, English, and Italian gardens.
  • FDR Memorial
    A 7.5-acre site near the Jefferson Memorial, this memorial depicts the 12 pivotal years of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's presidency through a series of four outdoor gallery rooms.
  • Folger Shakespeare Library
    Private, non-profit research library with one of the world's finest collections of Shakespeare and Renaissance materials.
  • Hillwood Museum and Gardens
    In the heart of Washington DC, Marjorie Merriweather Post, founder of Hillwood, features an estate housing an extensive collection of imperial Russian and 18th-century French decorative arts. Formal gardens include French Parterre, Rose Garden, Lunar, Lawn, Japanese-style Garden, etc.
  • Holocaust Museum
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum depicts the events and history of the Nazi rule of Germany from 1933 to 1945.
  • Jefferson Memorial
    Beneath the marble rotunda, the 19-foot statue of the third US president is surrounded by passages from the Declaration of Independence and other famous Jefferson writings.
  • John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    Six magnificent theaters present the best of drama, dance, ballet, music, comedy, films and commissioned works. Home of the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington Opera and the American Film Institute.
  • Lincoln Memorial
    This grand monument is a tribute to President Abraham Lincoln and the nation he fought to preserve during the Civil War (1861-1865).
  • National Air and Space Museum
    The world's most visited museum houses the Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer, Lindbergh's Spirit of St Louis, the Apollo 11 lunar command module and an incredible collection of aviation and space technology treasures. Samuel P Langley Theater shows spectacular IMAX films daily (admission). Albert Einstein Planetarium presents several programs daily (admission).
  • National Arboretum
    More than 400 acres of trees, shrubs, flowering plants, picnic grounds, herb gardens and the famous bonsai collection.
  • National Gallery of Art
    One of the finest collections in the world, illustrating major achievements in painting, sculpture, and graphic arts from the Middle Ages to the present, plus changing exhibitions from around the world.
  • National Geographic Society
    Explorers Hall features "Geographica", an interactive exhibit about the earth and the fragile balance among its inhabitants.
  • National Mall
    A splendid green park area extending approximately two miles from the US Capitol to the Washington Monument. Lining either side of the park near the Capitol are 200-year-old American elm trees, several of the Smithsonian Institution museums, National Archives, National Gallery of Art and US Botanic Gardens.
  • National Museum of the American Indian
    The most recent of the Smithsonian Museums, The National Museum of the American Indian showcases various aspects of the Natives art, history, and language.
  • The Phillips Collection
    America's first museum of modern art features Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party, and works by Cézanne, Bonnard, Braque, Daumier, Dove, El Greco, Manet, Matisse, O'Keefe and Picasso. Classical music program every Sunday (September through May).
  • The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
    One of Washington's newest attractions and home to the new Visitor Information Center. A food court, fine dining restaurant, cafes, and impressive works of art dot this official World Trade Center.
  • Rock Creek Park
    Rustic expanse of 1754 acres surrounding the picturesque valley of Rock Creek, with riding stables, tennis courts, picnic areas, golf course, nature center and trails.
  • Theodore Roosevelt Island
    This serene island is a wildlife refuge with nearly two miles of trails. A 17-foot bronze statue of President Theodore Roosevelt, early champion of wildlife and nature conservation, can be seen in the Statuary Garden.
  • Smithsonian Institution
    Washington is home to the world's most famous museum complex. Encompassing more than a dozen different buildings, such as the Arthur M Sackler Gallery, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the National Air and Space Museum, as well as the National Zoological Park.
  • Union Station
    This beautifully restored train station houses more than 125 stores, restaurants, a food court and a nine-screen cinema complex.
  • US Capitol
    Under the magnificent white dome, senators and representatives meet to shape US legislative policy.
  • Washington Monument
    One of the tallest masonry structures in the world, this majestic obelisk was dedicated in 1885 to the memory of the first US president.
  • Washington National Cathedral
    A 14th-century-style Gothic cathedral, garden and shops set on 57 acres at the city's highest point. Observation gallery offers a magnificent view of Washington and surrounding area.
  • White House
    Home of every US president except George Washington.
  • World War II Memorial
    The World War II Memorial honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the U.S., the more than 400,000 who died, and all who supported the war effort from home. It is the first national memorial dedicated to all who served during the World War II.

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