The National Forum on Character Education has something else to offer: Washington, D.C. metro area. Take advantage of all that the nation’s capital has to offer. Don’t miss these must-see sites and exhibits!


Arlington National Cemetery
Watch the changing of the guard and see President John F. Kennedy’s final resting place at Arlington National Cemetery.

Old Town AlexandriaStroll through King Street for charming shops and restaurants. Take a tour of historic Old Town Alexandria just two metro stops from the conference hotel.

William Shakespeare The Folger Library is worth a visit, especially for all of you English teachers! Explore Shakespeare the man, the writer and the legend.

Smithsonian National Zoological Park

All over the world people heard the news of Bei Bei’s birth, the most adorable panda in Washington D.C. Meet him and 1,800 other animals at the Smithsonian National Zoo.

Discover all that the National Museum of Women in the Arts has to offer.

From cacti and flowers to aquatic plants and herbs, there is plenty to see at the US National Arboretum and plenty to take pictures of to bring back to your science class!

National Museum of African American HistoryBe sure to check out the newest Smithsonian museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Check online for tickets.

Washington WizardsSports fans should be sure to take a look at the Washington Wizards’ schedule to catch a preseason game.

Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum where you can “meet” all 45 U.S. Presidents!