If you’re a history buff or just looking for a history-inspired vacation, then D.C. is a great place to be. The District ranks No. 1 on the best historic destinations in the U.S. and is close to several others in the top-10. Check out the whole list.
Fifty years ago this week, an encampment of poor people and poverty activists from all over the country camped out on the National Mall to protest, gain attention to their cause and come together in solidarity. About 150,000 people came to the Poor People’s Campaign’s biggest event, and the encampment lasted six weeks, but not many people remember it today. Find out what it was all about, read reminiscences of people who were there and have studied it, and see photos of what the residents had to face.
Concerned residents have rallied to restore, record and maintain the history of the many laid to rest. See photos.
One of Virginia’s oldest bridges will be preserved as parkland commemorating a Civil War battle.
Greenbelt, Maryland, and its origins take center stage in photographer Jason Reblando’s new book, “New Deal Utopias.” See photos.
Rep. Steve Scalise was shot Wednesday morning practicing for a charity event in Washington, D.C., that’s more than a baseball game: The 108-year tradition has become a lasting symbol of congressional bipartisanship and camaraderie even when the nation has endured conflict and change.
It’s been nearly 100 years since the United States became embroiled in World War I, and an exhibit at Arlington National Cemetery is commemorating that somber anniversary.
Learn more about the leaders who would change the course of American history. While this isn’t an exhaustive list, this collection of photos showcases notable Washingtonians who influenced society, culture and the push for equal rights.
Walking the dusty way between former plantations in Loudoun County, Virginia, dozens gathered Sunday afternoon to honor the memory of enslaved people who were buried at a cemetery just off Va. 7 and Belmont Ridge Road.
A timeline of Maryland artifacts in the National African American Museum of History and Culture.
Hidden beneath the waters of the Potomac River are dozens of sunken ships known as a “ghost fleet” that sailed from the Revolutionary War to after World War I.
WASHINGTON – Early Americans may have eaten more blue crabs than previously thought. New research published in the Journal of Archaeological Science found evidence of the crabs at archaeological sites throughout the Chesapeake Bay area,…