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LOCAL ATTRACTIONS
Hours listed are current at press time but subject to change.

Smithsonian Institute Museums
Website: si.edu
The telephone number for information is (202) 633-1000. Museum hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily unless otherwise noted, and admission is free.

Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Place, S.E.
Website: anacostia.si.edu
*Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm.
The Anacostia Community Museum explores American history, society, and creative expression from an African American perspective.
Please visit the website for directions

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, on the Mall at 1050 Independence Ave
Website: asia.si.edu Phone: (202) 633-1000
The Freer and Sackler galleries together form the national museum of Asian art for the United States.
Accessible via the Smithsonian metro station

Arts and Industries Building, 900 Jefferson Drive, S.W. – closed for renovations

Freer Gallery of Art, on the Mall, 12th & Jefferson Drive, S.W.
Website: asia.si.edu Phone: (202) 633-4880
The Freer Gallery houses a world-renowned collection of art from China, Japan, Korea, South and Southeast Asia, and the Near East.
Accessible via the Smithsonian metro station

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 7th & Independence Ave., N.W.
Website: hirshhorn.si.edu Phone: (202) 633-4674
*Hours: Plaza 7:30am - 5:30pm; Sculpture Garden 7:30am to dusk
Conceived as the nation's museum of modern and contemporary art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden hosts an in-depth collection of modern masters and works by emerging artists; cutting-edge films; sculptures by Rodin, Matisse, and Moore on the plaza and in the garden.
Accessible via the L’Enfant Plaza metro station

National Air and Space Museum, 4th & Independence Ave., S.W.
Website: nasm.si.edu Phone: (202) 633-2214
The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum maintains the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world.
Accessible via the L’Enfant Plaza or Smithsonian Metro stations

National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave., S.W.
Website: africa.si.edu Phone: (202) 633-4600
Dedicated to the collection, research, and exhibition of African art.
Accessible via the L’Enfant Plaza or Smithsonian metro stations

National Museum of American History, 14th & Constitution Ave., N.W.
Website: americanhistory.si.edu Phone: (202) 633-1000
The National Museum of American History collections form a fascinating mosaic of American life and comprise the greatest single collection of American history.
Exhibitions explore major themes in American history and culture, from the War of Independence to the present day.
Accessible via the Federal Triangle and Smithsonian metro stations

National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street & Independence Ave., S.W.
Website: nmai.si.edu Phone: (202) 633-1000
The National Museum of the American Indian is dedicated to the preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native Americans.
Accessible via the L’Enfant Plaza metro station

National Museum of Natural History, 10th & Constitution Ave., N.W.
Website: mnh.si.edu Phone: (202) 633-1000
The National Museum of Natural History is dedicated to understanding the natural world and our place in it.
The museum is also home to the Johnson IMAX Theatre, www.si.edu/imax/#johnson
Accessible via the Federal Triangle metro station

National Portrait Gallery, 8th & F Streets, N.W.
Website: npg.si.edu Phone: (202) 633-8300
*Hours: 11:30am-7:00pm.
Through the visual arts, performing arts and new media, the Portrait Gallery portrays poets and presidents, visionaries and villains, actors and activists whose lives tell the American story..
Accessible via the Gallery Place metro station

National Postal Museum, 2 Massachusetts Ave., N.E.
Website: postalmuseum.si.edu Phone: (202) 633-5555
The National Postal Museum began in 1887 with a sheet of ten-cent Confederate stamps. Since then it has expanded to include more than 5.9 million items regarding postal history and stamp production.
Accessible via the Union Station metro station

National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Website: nationalzoo.si.edu Phone: (202) 633-4888
*Hours: 10:00am - 4:30pm.
At the National Zoo, guests can marvel at wonderful animals, learn about wildlife and its conservation, and enjoy a beautiful, peaceful experience in the gardens.
Attendees can walk from Marriott Wardman Park—accessible via the Woodley Park Zoo/Adams Morgan metro station

Renwick Gallery of the American Art Museum, Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street – closed for renovations.

Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th & F Streets, N.W.
Website: americanart.si.edu Phone: (202) 633-7970
*Hours: 11:30am-7:00pm.
The Smithsonian American Art Museum is dedicated to the art and artists of the United States.
Accessible via the Gallery Place metro station

 

Other Museums
(please visit the institution’s website for further information)

Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 E. Capitol Street, S.E.
Website: folger.edu Phone: (202) 544-4600
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10:00am - 5:00pm. Sunday, 12:00pm - 5:00pm.
The Folger Shakespeare Library is home to the world’s largest and finest collection of Shakespeare materials and to major collections of other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts, and works of art.
Accessible via the Capitol South metro station

Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th Street, N.W.
Website: fordstheatre.org Phone: (202) 347-4833
Hours: See website for museum schedule and performance calendar.
Ford's Theatre blends its rich history with performance excellence in serving as a living tribute to President Lincoln's love of the performing arts.
Accessible via the Metro Center metro station

National Gallery of Art, 4th & Constitution Ave., N.W.
Website: www.nga.gov Phone: (202) 737-4215
Hours: Monday through Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm and Sunday 11:00am - 6:00pm.
The Gallery’s active art collection includes paintings, sculpture, and works of art on paper, from the late middle ages to the present, from Europe and the United States.
Accessible via the Federal Triangle and Smithsonian metro stations

National Building Museum, 401 F Street, N.W.
Website: nbm.gov Phone: (202) 272-2448
Hours: Monday to Thursday 10:00am - 5:00pm and Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm.
The National Building Museum is America's premier cultural institution dedicated to exploring and celebrating architecture, design, engineering, construction, and urban planning.
Accessible via the Judiciary Square metro station

National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave., N.W.
Website: nmwa.org Phone: (202) 783-5000
Hours: Monday to Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm and Sunday 12:00pm - 5:00pm.
Welcome to the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the only museum in the world dedicated exclusively to recognizing the contributions of women artists.
Accessible via the Metro Center metro station

Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Website: newseum.org Phone: (888) 639-7386
Hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm.
The Newseum offers a unique environment that takes museumgoers behind the scenes to experience how and why news is made. It features seven levels of galleries, theaters, retail spaces and visitor services.
Accessible via the Archives-Navy Memorial metro station

The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st Street, N.W.
Website: phillipscollection.org Phone: (202) 387-2151
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm, with extended hours to 8:30pm on Thursdays. Sunday hours are 11:00am - 6:00pm.
Featuring a renowned permanent collection of nearly 2,500 works by American and European impressionist and modern artists, the Phillips is internationally recognized for both its incomparable art and its intimate atmosphere.
Accessible via the Dupont Circle metro station, Q street exit

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, S.W.
Website: ushmm.org Phone: (202) 488-0400
Hours: 10:00am - 5:20pm daily
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is America’s national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history, and serves as this country’s memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust.
Accessible via the Smithsonian metro station

 

Other Attractions

Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave., S.E.
Website: loc.gov Phone: (202) 707-8000
Hours vary for each building, see website for details
The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with more than 130 million items on approximately 530 miles of bookshelves.
Accessible via the Union Station metro station, Capitol South exit

National Archives, on the Mall
Website: archives.gov/nae Phone: (202) 357-5000 or (301) 713-6000
Hours: 10:00am - 5:30pm daily
The Rotunda of the National Archives houses the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights.
Accessible via the Archives-Navy Memorial metro station

National Geographic Museum, 1145 17th Street, N.W.
Website: www.nationalgeographic.com/museum Phone: (202) 857-7588
Hours: 10:00am - 6:00pm daily
At National Geographic's Washington, D.C., headquarters, past and current expeditions, adventures, and scientific research come to life.
Accessible via the Farragut North metro station

U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, 14th & C Streets, N.W.
Website: moneyfactory.gov Phone: 1 (202) 874-2330
Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. & 12:30-2:00 p.m. (Tours run every 15 minutes)
The BEP is the largest producer of security documents in the United States, printing billions of Federal Reserve Notes each year.
Accessible via the Smithsonian Metro station

U.S. Supreme Court, 1 1st St., N.E.
Website: supremecourtus.gov Phone: (202) 479-3000
Hours: 9:00am - 4:30pm Monday through Friday
Accessible via the Union Station and Capitol South metro stations

Vietnam Veterans Memorial, on the Mall near the Lincoln Memorial
Website: nps.gov/vive Phone: (202) 426-6841
Hours: open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; rangers are on duty to answer questions from 9:30am to 11:30pm daily.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial stands as a symbol of America's honor and recognition of the men and women who served and sacrificed their lives in the Vietnam War.
Accessible via the Foggy Bottom metro station

White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Website: whitehouse.gov Phone: (202) 456-7041
Requests for tours must be submitted to one’s Member of Congress.
Accessible via the McPherson Square metro station

Woodrow Wilson House Museum, 2340 S Street, N.W.
Website: woodrowwilsonhouse.org Phone: (202) 387-4062
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00am – 4:00pm.
The museum houses a remarkable collection of artifacts that offer the visitor unique insights into the personality of one of America's greatest leaders.
Accessible via the Dupont Circle metro station

 

Performing Arts/Sports
(See websites for schedule of performances.)

Arena Stage, Maine Avenue & 6th Street, S.W.
Website: www.arenastage.org Phone: 202-554-9066
Accessible via the Maine Avenue metro station

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St. NW.
Website: kennedy-center.org Phone: (800) 444-1324
Includes Eisenhower Theater, Opera House, Concert Hall, Terrace Theater, and Theater Lab). Tickets available online, by phone, or at the box office.
Accessible via the Foggy Bottom Metro station

National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Website: thenationaldc.org Phone: (202) 628-6161
Accessible via the Metro Center metro station

Warner Theatre, 513 13th Street N.W.
Website: warnertheatredc.com Phone: (202) 783-4000
Accessible via the Metro Center metro station

Verizon Center, 601 F Street N.W
Website: verizoncenter.monumentalnetwork.com Phone: (202) 628-3200
Accessible via the Gallery Place metro station

 

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