Washington DC Museums and Landmarks
Be Immersed in Culture
Explore the vibrant arts and culture scene of the city by visiting an assortment of Washington, D.C. museums while in town. From the Discovery Theater to the Washington Ballet, the entertainment options are endless. Most of these iconic landmarks are located within easy reach of the hotel. For more information about tickets or other sites of culture, please speak with our concierge.
This historic theatre is used for various stage performances, which began in the 1860s. It is also the site of the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865.
The National Theater
Operated by a private, non-profit organization, The National Theatre houses a variety of live stage productions with seating for 1,676.
This performing arts venue was originally built as a 1920s movie palace and is now host to plays, musicals, dance and music performances.
Shakespeare Theater at the Folger
The Folger Shakespeare Library houses an intimate indoor stage called the Elizabethan Theatre, which is regularly used for plays, concerts, readings, and educational programs. Designed to evoke the London inn yards where plays were staged in Shakespeare’s day, the theatre features inspired rafters, multiple levels, and plaster-and-timber walls. Overhead, a floating cloth suggests the open sky.
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Located on the Potomoc River, this performing arts center houses performances in ballet, jazz, chamber music, opera and much more.
The Washington Ballet was founded in 1976 by the great American ballet pioneer Mary Day and is considered one of the country’s finest ballet companies.