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We did the Monuments at Moonlight tour as well as the two (Orange and Green Lines) day tours. TIP: If you plan to end your day at the Welcome Center (This is where you buy your tickets, although you can board anywhere on your route,) save all you souvenir shopping for here. They have almost everything.
The Orange line will take you to all the DC attractions. The Green Line takes you out of DC into Georgetown, up to the National Cathedral, and down Embassy Row. Do not skip the green line. It is really fascinating, plus its a great way for the kids to rest.
Surprisingly our 10 and 8 year old really enjoyed the archives and the history. This stop can be as long or as short as you want it, but should not be missed. You can barley see the ink on these wonderful documents and before long they will not be visible. NO FLASH PHOTOS in here.
Since the kids saw so many references to Lincoln we decided to visit Ford's Theater, (perfect before or after the Spy Museum) dont forget to visit the house across the street where Lincoln passed away.