Support Female Artists with this Museum

The National Museum of Women in the Arts

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Courtesy of nmwa.org

The National Museum of Women in the Arts has a collection of more than 5,000 objects made by female artists. NMWA advocates for more representation for female artists through its programming, such as hosting 10 exhibitions a year, maintaining a library that houses resources highlighting gender disparity in art, and offering fierce women tours.

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Honor the Good Fight to Vote

Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument

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Courtesy of Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument

The Sewall-Belmont House and Museum was the home of Alice Paul who was the founder of the National Women’s Party. The Sewall-Belmont House is the only museum dedicated to preserving items related to women's fight for equal voting rights. 

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Honor the Great Civil Rights Activist

Mary Mcleod Bethune Council House National Historic Site

Mary Mcleod Bethune Council House National Historic Site | © Geraldshields11/Wikimedia

Mary Mcleod Bethune Council House National Historic Site | © Geraldshields11/Wikimedia

Mary Mcleod Bethune Council House National Historic Site served as the headquarters of the 'National Council of Negro Women,' which was founded by educator, civil rights activist and White House advisor Mary Mcleod Bethune. Today, the museum honors Bethune's legacy with exhibits and guided tours.

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Explore the Culture of Pre-Industrial America

Daughters of the American Revolution Museum

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Courtesy of Dar.org

The Daughters of the American Revolution Museum has thirty-one-period rooms showcasing American interior decor that dates from 1890 to 1930. The current exhibition will be on view until December 2019 and explores culture and technology in American quilts. 

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Honor the Women Behind the NDC

The Woman's National Democratic Club Museum

Courtesy of the Women's National Democratic Club

Courtesy of the Women's National Democratic Club

The Woman's National Democratic Club Museum is located in a historic building that was the residence of the renowned opera singer, Sarah Adams Whittemore. The permanent collection includes paintings of women who were key members of the Women’s National Democratic Club, such as founding member Florence Jaffray Harriman and her mother Caroline Eliza Hurst.

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WalK Through the Gardens of a Famed Socialite

Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens

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Courtesy of Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens

Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens served as one of the residences of Marjorie Merriweather Post, a socialite, and owner of General Foods. Her vast collection of Russian art, which she acquired over her lifetime, is on display. Outside, guests can roam the vast gardens surrounding the estate.  

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Take a Yoga Class at this Female-Owned Studio

Bluebird Sky Yoga

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Courtesy of Bluebird Sky Yoga

Bluebird Sky Yoga is a yoga studio owned by Jennie Light who was recently named ‘One of the Top Yoga Instructors Under 30 to Watch’ by Yoga International. Bluebird acts as both a community space and art gallery featuring a rotating selection of works by female artists.    

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The Ultimate Haven for Women

The Wing DC

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Courtesy of The Wing DC

Founded by Audrey Gelman and Lauren Kassan, The Wing is a women's co-working and community space that hosts events featuring the likes of Meryl Streep and Hillary Clinton. Originally opening in New York, The Wing has expanded to cities including Washington D.C., Los Angeles, and Boston. The Wing D.C. is located in Georgetown and both offers a co-working space and yummy bites with cheeky names such as the Fork the Patriarchy Bowl and the ‘Notorious RBG’ in honor of supreme court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Grab a Drink at this Women-Owned Distillery

Republic Restoratives

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Courtesy of Republic Restoratives Facebook Page

Pia Carusone and Rachel Gardner own  Republic Restoratives, the first female-owned distillery in Washington DC. They are also part of the Women’s Cocktail Collective, which is comprised of 10 female spirit producers who want to spotlight women in the industry. Try the Rodham Rye, a whiskey named in honor of Hillary Clinton of which a percentage of proceeds go towards helping more women run for office.

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Get Your Sugar Fix at this Iconic Bakery

Georgetown Cupcakes

Katherine Berman and Sophie LaMontagne, Founders of Georgetown Cupcakes | ABC News

Katherine Berman and Sophie LaMontagne, Founders of Georgetown Cupcakes | ABC News

Whether you’re doing it for Instagram or to satisfy your sweet tooth, visiting Georgetown Cupcakes is a good idea. Owned by sisters Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne, the bakery’s signature cupcake is red velvet.

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Try the Best Ice Cream in America

Ice Cream Jubilee

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Courtesy of Ice Cream Jubilee

Ice Cream Jubilee has been continuously named as one of the best ice cream shops in America by several publications such as Thrillist, Food Network, FOOD & WINE. etc. Owner Victoria Lai’s Asian heritage seems to inspire flavors such as coconut green tea, coconut lychee cream, and Thai iced tea.

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Get Outfitted for the Resistance

The Outrage

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Courtesy of The Outrage Facebook page

The Outrage is described as a “female-founded activist apparel company with retail and social spaces for the resistance." Their current t-shirt collection is a direct statement on the abortion bill with statements such as ‘It’s My Body, Its My Choice.' A percentage of every purchase is donated to a progressive organization.

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Your One Stop Women-Owned Shop

Salt and Sundry

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Courtesy of Salt and Sundry

Salt and Sundry is a one-stop shop for gifts, tableware, and home furnishings. Founder Amanda Mc Clements sources items that fit her bohemian aesthetic. Female owned brands sold at Salt and Sundry include Happy Habitat, Bryar Wolf and more.

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Stay at this Picturesque Hotel

Akwaaba DC Bed and Breakfast

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Courtesy of Akwaaba DC Bed and Breakfast

Former Essence Editor-in-Chief, Monique Greenwood and her husband Glenn Pogue own and operate Akwaaba DC Bed and Breakfast in the heart of Washington DC. Guests can opt to stay in rooms named after legendary African American authors such as Toni Morrison, Langston Hughes, and Zora Neale Hurston.  

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