Events In Washington DC

World of Stamps

Step into a colorful gallery of history displayed through postage stamps at the National Postal Museum located at 2 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, the exhibition is open now through June 30, 2023. Visitors are greeted by a display of oversized stamps and video images that bring stamps to life and build curiosity. Questions are answered in the surrounding displays which include the world’s first ever postage stamp, the 1840 Penny Black, and the story of how it revolutionized communication. Other stamp images include Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, the best–selling Elvis stamp of 1993, and a stamp that raised nearly $72 million for breast cancer research. The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., except December 25. Admission is free. Make your visit part of a great day by visiting the gallery, grabbing a bite to eat in Union Station, and then joining Gray Line for the DC After Dark Tour that takes in many of Washington’s best sights.

Apollo To The Moon

Head to the National Air and Space Museum to celebrate the 1961 commitment by President Kennedy to land a man on the Moon. At that time, America had sent only one astronaut into space, and only for a very short time. When Kennedy’s Apollo program ended, it celebrated the efforts of over a half-million people who helped produce the large and powerful rockets that sent members of the human race farther than they had ever managed to go before. The exhibition is open until August 31, 2017.

Masterpieces of American Furniture

At the National Gallery of Art, you will see a celebrated collection of Kaufman furniture dated between 1700 and 1830. The collection was acquired over four decades and was donated for exhibit to the National Gallery of Art in October 2010. A permanent installation, it is located on the Ground Floor in the West Building. There are over 100 examples of American period furniture, decorative arts, and a selection of porcelains and Pierre Joseph Redouté watercolors from the Kaufman Collection. Paintings by other celebrated American artists have also been integrated into the display.

Early Flight Exhibition

There is plenty to explore at the National Air and Space Museum until August 31, 2017 to celebrate the first decade of flight and the atmosphere aviators experienced in that period. The exhibit includes a fictitious Smithsonian Aeronautical Exposition of 1913, and a gallery full of aerial vehicles and tradeshow style exhibits that feature some cutting-edge technology of yesteryear. 

Sketching: Drawing and Discover

If you love drawing, then why not join hundreds of other sketchers at the Luce Foundation. Spend some time admiring some of the 3,300 artworks on display, and then get your sketchbook and pencil out and create some sketches of your own.

Whatever sights and events you fancy taking in during the day in Washington DC, why not take some of the City’s biggest sights in from the comfort of a Gray Line Luxury Coach. To see more details about where Gray Line can take you, and when, view our Washington DC Bus Tours