on August 24, 2007
The Mall area extends from the US Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial, including the Tidal Basin. There are so many Museums to see you need more than one day. This area had the Smithsonian Museums, the National Archives, the Native American Museum, the Museum of Natural History, the Air & Space Museum, etc... I was unaware that all the Museums do not charge admission. We had about 5 hours to check out the Mall area. We started at the Air & Space Museum and made our way around the Mall area in a big circle. The boys really enjoyed the Air & Space Museum. If they had it their way we would have spent the entire 5 hours there. Unwillingly the Mom's made the boys go to the Botanical Gardens, to their surprise they actually liked it. We were lucky enough to get tickets to view the inside of the US Capitol. The wait was about 35-40 minutes but it was worth it. We ventured to the National Archives to check out some original documents from our founding fathers. Off to the Museum of Science...Okay maybe not..it packed, you couldn't even get to the steps to get in. We then ventured to the Washington Memorial and the Reflecting Pool before dinner at Phillips.
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