Not sure where to bring your parents this weekend? Luckily, D.C. always has something going on for you and your parents to enjoy. With tours hosted every week, there are dozens of opportunities to experience life in D.C. outside of the library. The Scene is here to help find the perfect family friendly events for each day of this weekend.
The Great American Scandal Tour
Friday, Oct. 19
Meets at 1601 H St. NW. at 7 p.m.
If there is one thing everybody loves, it’s a scandal. That is why D.C. Walkabout introduced a walking tour that highlights the District’s many scandals, because a city that hosts America’s political realm is bound to host the most historic gossip. This tour takes guests around some of the city’s most important buildings and highlights the most notorious scandals, from the horrifying to the hilarious. The Great American Scandal Tour reveals stories of past politicians, government agencies and prominent D.C. residents. D.C. Walkabout suggests not bringing kids along, so if you have younger siblings you may want to skip this tour. Admission is free.
White House Fall Garden Tour
Saturday, Oct. 20
Meets at 15 and E Streets NW at 9 a.m.
Take full advantage of the fall by taking a White House Garden Tour with your parents. The tour includes strolls through the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, the Rose Garden, the White House Kitchen Garden and the South Lawn. With professional tour guides leading your way, the tour creates the perfect opportunity to start your morning right while enjoying the landscaping of one of the most famous buildings in the U.S. The tour is free but distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning at 8 a.m. the morning of the tour. So set your alarm early!
Haunted History Ghost Tour
Sunday, Oct. 21
Meets at 1600 H St. NW at 8 p.m.
Halloween is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than to explore the haunted attractions that the city has to offer. The Haunted History Ghost Tour explores the Lafayette Park to expose the haunting and mysteries that surround the area of what some ghost hunters call “Tragedy Square.” The tour features stops such as the house of Dolley Madison and the ghost of Andrew Jackson, whose ghosts has been rumored to haunt the area since their deaths. Admission to this tour is $15 for adults and $8 for children and lasts about 90 minutes.