- The list below includes 502 free or cheap things to do in or near Washington, D.C., including 119 different types of inexpensive activities like Monuments, History Museums, Art Museum and Bus Tours.
- From National Mall to Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Washington and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Arlington, Silver Spring, Bethesda and Reston.
94% 1298 votes
171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 MoreLess Info
Costumed park staff and volunteers present historical vignettes throughout Harpers Ferry National Park on some days, while on other days, visitors can take classes to learn to knit, raise a garden, and bake bread. Visitors can also hike and fish at the park.
95% 169 votes
1304 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 MoreLess Info
The Rising Sun Tavern was originally built by George Washington's younger brother. It is currently being used as a museum that teaches about life in an 18th century tavern with costumed actors to tell stories of those who stayed at the site.
91% 139 votes
1020 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 MoreLess Info
The Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop preserves the medical treatments provided during the 18th century in a small museum. The history of local medicine, pharmacy, military endeavors, and political affairs are covered.
100% 3 votes
Appalachian Trail Conservancy Headquarters, 799 Washington Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 MoreLess Info
The Appalachian Trail is a famous, 2000 mile trail that allows hikers to explore the Appalachia region of New England. The trail is strung with a variety of lakes, streams, forests, stone structures, and wildlife.
The old Goolrick's Pharmacy was founded in 1912 as both a pharmacy and soda shop. The site still features the oldest soda fountain in the United States and continues to serve sodas in a variety of flavors as well as class treats like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
83% 29 votes
907 Princess Anne St, Fredericksburg, VA MoreLess Info
Focused on civilian life during the Civil War era, Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural Center houses documents, artifacts and artwork from the local area in seven permanent exhibits, alongside special events like Second Saturdays, dedicated to interactive activities for all ages..
Elk Mountain Trails in Knoxville has well-mannered horses that are good for kids and beginners. The trail ride was easy and the guides are friendly. They have horseback rides on the C&O canal and the adjoining woodlands.
93% 149 votes
1201 Washington Ave, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 MoreLess Info
George Washington's sister and brother-in-law built the Georgian-style Kenmore Plantation & Gardens just before the Revolutionary War. The house itself and garden have been restored for tours, and there is also the Crowinshield Museum building which offers rotating exhibits.
86% 65 votes
908 Charles Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 MoreLess Info
The largest collection of documents and artifacts in the United States that are related to former president James Monroe can be found at the James Monroe Museum & Memorial Library. It was first opened in 1927 and is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places.