I have an opportunity to visit DC next month for a long weekend and am curious about a couple things. I've been to DC about 4 times and I have a friend I can stay with, so I've already done the basic tourist stuff.
I've always come during the late spring or summer and never at this time of the year. How bundled up would I need to be? Does the cold wind whip around those buildings like I suspect it might? Do I have to stash my coat somewhere to get into places? Is tourism slow in mid November?
Anything special happen at this time of the year that I wouldn't get to see in the summer? An example is; the third floor of Mt Vernon is open to visitors close to Christmas and I would like to go there if it's open. Is there anything else like that?
It's been over 3 years since I last visited and some things on my agenda; to see the remodeled American History museum and do some genealogical research.
Anyone know the best place to start with the genealogy stuff? National Archives, DAR? I realize I may need to call them directly to find out what I can look at on site that I can't get from home.