Description - The sites managed by the National Park Service add to the Washington visit experience by preserving the site of some of the more significant events among the many that have occurred in the city.
- The national historic sites offer a glimpse into some of the events that shaped the nation. They includ such sites as the Ford Theatre where Lincoln was shot.
Recreation - Recreational activities at historic sites include visitor centers, interpretive programs and viewing of historic buildings and locations.
Climate - The District of Columbia experiences four distinct seasons. Winter can be very unpredictable with bitter cold and freezing precipitation or mild, sunny days. Be prepared with layered clothing for winter visits to the region.
Fall and spring are mild and pleasant with colorful foliage and blooming flora respectively. Usually the humidity remains at a very comfortable level during these seasons. During the summer months the temperatures and humidity, along with the crowds, rise to often uncomfortable proportions, although this season brings outdoor events daily.
The location of historic sites is available along with driving instructions and a map on each of the wildernet pages describing an individual site.