Fun at NHD

four students and teacher at Nationals Baseball game during National History Day 2014

NHD is a contest, so the competition is important. But NHD is also a time to meet new people, explore new places, learn new things, and have fun! You should plan to spend some time in Washington, D.C. during NHD.

The 2023 NHD Explore Activities Guide offers options for things like free museum passes, outdoor activities, etc. Please note that some of these opportunities require reservations, which fill up quickly!

Check out these websites for some ideas: Smithsonian Museums - including the Zoo, Air & Space, American History, Natural History, American Indian, Portrait Gallery, African American History and Culture, and many more! National Park Service - including the Lincoln Memorial, the National Mall, the Washington Monument, the Vietnam Memorial and much more! The Metro is a great way to get around!

Capitol Hill

We plan to visit the Capitol Building on Wednesday as a Vermont delegation, with an intended visit with one of our representatives (schedule permitting). More details about time and meeting location will be available in June.

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