While we were visiting family in Fredericksburg, Virginia and camping at Lake Anna State Park, we took a day and traveled to Washington D.C. to explore the sites. We rode the Virginia Railway Express to L’Enfant Station and walked a couple blocks to the mall.
To the right we could see the Capitol Building and to the left was the Washington Monument.
After that we walked back to the mall to visit the Air and Space Museum, the Museum of American History and finally the National Archives where the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights and the US Constitution are kept. It was a long day and we walked all day long, but it was something I will never forget. There is so much history in one place. You can see our route below.