D.C is home to many universities and colleges. They have molded some of the best and brightest in the United States. However, the higher education institutions are not just for students to enjoy. Schools in D.C take a great deal of time and effort to present beautiful buildings, dining options, tours, etc which are definitely worth taking advantage of.
One of my favorite places to go is Georgetown University in, you guessed it, Georgetown, DC. Georgetown University is located on a hill that overlooks the Potomac River. The campus is a great place to just walk around and soak in the views. However, it is also a great place to learn about the history of the higher education institution.
When walking into the main entrance to the campus you see the beautiful historic Healy Hall (pictured above). Not only does it house administrative offices, but it also has some artifacts on the first floor which are significant to Georgetown and one of the last cast iron libraries in the United States. I recommend going on a guided tour (even if you are not interested in attending the university) because they intertwine some important pieces of history and the future of education at Georgetown.