My family (self, husband and 15 yr old son) will be in DC for the first time June 21(early arrival) through the 25(leaving late afternoon/early evening) We are also bringing my mother (73). We are staying in fairfax, VA and plan to ride metro in ( 7day pass for each seems to be best option?) On arrival day, we hope to visit mt vernon, Arlington National Cemetary, and possible drive by the pentagon. We have to see the Vietnam memorial and navy memorial as my father was involved in the conflict and was a navy veteran. We hope to see all of the following as well:
Capital-have tour set with our rep on 24th of June after lunch
Library of congress
Air and space museum
Maybe American Indian museum
American history museum
Natural history museum
White House-rep has put in request for our passes for any day while we are there
These aren't in any order, but have to see the ones for my mother I mentioned at top plus all the monuments, smithsonian museums and archives.
I've kinda figured out what was close to each other and which metro stop is closest, but trying to decide how much is too much in one day. My mother is a good sport and can walk about a mile if it is relatively level. Thinking maybe a hop on hop off bus might be good for one day to get things that are kinda of spread out. Any suggestions would be great!