Attractions Near the Capital Region
Within a two hour drive of Washington DC area are many
other places of interest including parks, farms, gardens
and historic and entertainment venues.
Below are other places of
major interest in the region. Visit the links below for
detailed information about each.
Flags America Theme Park
Thrill and adventure theme park located in metro DC along the
Once a busy seaport, Maryland's historic state capital is home to the U.S. Navy Academy, the 17th-century State House, cobblestone streets, quaint shops, sailing and pleasure boating.
Just an hour away from Washington. Baltimore's Inner
Harbor shopping and dining pavilion features the Baltimore National Aquarium and USS Constellation. In the surrounding neighborhoods are town houses, elegant shops, ethnic dining and art galleries.
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Theme park located
Williamsburg, VA off I-64
C&O National Historic Park
Stretches 184 miles from Georgetown to Cumberland, MD. Mule-drawn boat trips available (April-October). The wide towpath is open to bikers, joggers,
hikers. Main entrance, visitor center and coach parking at Great
Colonial Williamsburg, VA
The historic district of the city
of Williamsburg, Virginia which includes buildings dating from
1699 to 1780 when it was Virginia's capital. For most of
the 18th century, Williamsburg was the center of government,
education and culture in Virginia, George Washington, Thomas
Jefferson and others helped to lay the foundation o democracy in
the United States here.
The town of Gettysburg is
the site of the Gettysburg Battlefield, where the 1863 Battle of
Gettysburg the pivotal battle of the U.S. Civil was fought.
National Historic Park
Harpers Ferry , WV
Harpers Ferry is best known for
John Brown's raid on the Armory in 1859 and its role in the U.S.
Civil War. It is situated at the confluence of the Potomac
and Shenandoah rivers where the U.S. states of Maryland,
Virginia and West Virginia meet. The town is located on a
low-lying flood plain created by the two rivers and surrounded
by higher ground.
Kenmore Plantation &
Historic Plantation Home and grounds near Fredericksburg, VA.
Kings Dominion Theme Park
Theme park located North of Richmond, VA off I-95
Laurel Race Course
P.O. Box 130
Laurel, MD 20725
Phone: (301) 725-0400
Fax: (301) 725-5830
Toll Free: 1-800-638-1859
Thoroughbred racing at its finest. Sports Palace is
equipped with computerized racing technology. Group
discounts for dining and special programs. Available for
The largest and most popular caverns in eastern America,
this U.S. natural landmark is 90 minutes southwest of
Washington, near Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park. Open daily 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (to 6 p.m. March 15-June 15 & day after Labor Day-Oct. 31; to 7 p.m. June 15-Labor Day; to 5 p.m.
weekends Nov. 1-March 14).
Wildlife Visitor Center Patuxent Research Refuge
NASA Goddard Space
plantation home, 4-acre garden and gift shop. Open
Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sunday 1-4:30 p.m. Closed
Pimlico Race Track
Live thoroughbred racing April-June and August-September.
Post time at 1 p.m.
Potomac Mills Outlet Mall
Prince William, VA 22192
One of the world's largest value/outlet malls with more than 220 outlet stores, 3 sit-down restaurants and food court under 1 roof. Manufacturer-direct, off-price and discount stores carry leading apparel names such as Bally, Royal Doulton, Guess, Laura Ashley, Levi, Escada, Calvin Klein and JC Penney outlet.
Wednesday-Sunday shuttle service from 3 Metro subway stations: Metro Center, Rosslyn and Pentagon
For an excellent
overview of the history of the region visit these sites:
The Guide To
Virginia's Civil War Battlefields and Sites