Ring the bell for the Arlington Historical Museum in Rosslyn, a two-story brick structure built in 1891 as the Hume School. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it’s the oldest school building in Arlington and documents county history from Native Americans to 9/11, including a permanent exhibit on the Civil War with period memorabilia and artifacts.
Another property owned and operated by the Arlington Historical Society is the Ball-Sellers House. Built in the 1750s by farmer John Ball, it’s the oldest structure in Arlington County. Visit this Virginia State Historical Landmark, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, to see how 18th-century Virginians lived.
In Ballston, art lovers appreciate the Museum of Contemporary Arts Arlington, one of the largest non-federal venues for contemporary art in the Washington area with nine exhibition galleries, working studios for 12 artists and three classrooms.
Experience state-of-the-art interactive exhibits and displays at the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Museum in Pentagon City, which tells the story of the science and history of drug misuse prevention.