The only place in the DC-area where government workers are happy to share their collection of drug paraphernalia with the public. Come visit the DEA museum, with thousands of drug and drug law enforcement related items. Don’t get your hopes up about the gift shop or the museum’s “interactive stations” though – it’all on the up and up.
Just south of DC you (might) find a speakeasy disguised as a donut shop. Captain Gregory’s offers cocktails and atmosphere – if you can find the entrance.
Visitors are welcomed daily at the metro-accessible Franciscan Monastery to tour DC’s catacombs and crypt. In addition to the catacombs – replicated after those in Rome – the grounds have many beautiful gardens to explore.
Not many museums have to start with a caveat explaining why they receive complaints from visitors, but, if you house the “largest collection of human material in the United States,” you’re bound to get a few raised eyebrows. In addition to medical exhibits showing various stages of fetal development (and abnormal development), the museum features examples of medical curiosities. If you’ve ever wondered what a scrotum with Elephantiasis looks like, now’s your chance! The museum is open 10:00 am to 5:30 pm and is accessible from the Red Line (Silver Spring and Forest Glen stations).