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Self-Guided Family Tours in Washington, DC

Explore Washington, DC with your kids in a whole new way. Don't settle for boring visits to monuments and memorials, spark their curiosity instead! We provide fun family activities and stories the whole family will enjoy!

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Ghandi Statue in Washington, DC

Why it’s Taken Me So Long to Start a Blog (& How George Mason Gave Me the Push I Needed)

By Caroline M. Harper | November 18, 2019

First I must address the elephant in the room…yes, I know that top image is NOT George Mason, haha. Ghandi was, however, another inspiration leader I “met” in DC who helped me decide to start…

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Who Started the Smithsonian Institute? An Introduction to the Smithsonian on the National Mall

By Caroline M. Harper | November 18, 2019

I’m sure you’ve heard of the Smithsonian Institute and you may even have visited one of its many world-class museums, galleries, or zoo in Washington, DC, but do you know how it came to be?!…

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Kid's Printable Activity for the National Gallery of Art: Mary Cassatt

Can You Find Mary Cassatt’s Painting? Free Kid’s Printable for the National Gallery of Art

By Caroline M. Harper | November 17, 2019

While homeschooling my kids, we studied about the painter, Mary Cassatt, and other Impressionist painters. I especially loved how my children could relate to many of her paintings, such as “The Child’s Bath”, “Children Playing…

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Art becomes yours when you look at it.

How to Build Your Private Art Collection in Your Head

By Caroline M. Harper | November 2, 2019

My final project in my Professional Tour Guiding program for Washington, DC was to create a 1.5 hour tour. I knew I wanted to make my tour an interactive, hands-on tour that families with young…

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6 Strategies for Enjoying a Museum with Your Kids

By Caroline M. Harper | October 30, 2019

I have become my father*…I remember visiting the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washinton, DC as a 10 year old, walking sssllloooowly behind my dad as he read aaalll the words on all…

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Free Printable for the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC

Can You Find the Smithsonite? Free Printable for the Natural History Museum

By Caroline M. Harper | March 30, 2019

Are you visiting the National Museum of Natural History on our National Mall soon? Interested in visiting the Gems and Minerals Hall, but you’re not really sure how you’re going to get your kids to…

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What do we offer?

We provide engaging travel guides filled with family activities, stories, and scavenger hunts that will delight you and your kids while visiting Washington, DC's incredible monuments, memorials, and museums. Active learning is the best kind of learning!

Memorial Guides

You don't have long to capture your kids attention at each memorial, so we give you the most fascinating facts and stories to ignite their thinking and enjoy your visit.

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Museum Guides

Feeling overwhelmed with our HUGE world-class museums? Not sure where to start? We break it down for you by noting the most kid-friendly exhibits and sharing the stories behind the artifacts.

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itineraries

Is this your once-in-a-lifetime visit to Washington, DC? Not sure what all you can actually do with the time you have? We share itineraries from other parents, so you can make a more informed decision!

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Maps

Not all maps are created equal. We know families have special needs...like where is the stroller entrance, bathrooms, benches, and snacks?!

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Field Trip Badges

Every guide we create has a puzzle, riddle, or mystery you need to solve. Once you solve it, you can earn a badge to share on social media AND be entered to win one of our giveaways!

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