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Arlington National Cemetery
(703) 607-8000. Free Admission.
Memorial Drive, Arlington, VA. Metro Stop: Arlington Cemetery.
Open daily 8:00 am - 7:00 pm in April - September; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm in October - March.

Final resting place for thousands of American soldiers, sailors, and airmen. Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier occurs every hour on the hour; every half hour during the summer months.

Bureau of Engraving and Printing
(877) 874-4114. Free Admission.
14th & C Streets, SW, Washington, DC. Metro Stop: Smithsonian.
Open Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm; also 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm May - August.

Tours include a brief walk through a hallway with windows that overlook the printing presses. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing produces over $70 billion each year, in addition to stamps. Tour tickets are required March - August, available during the morning hours on a first-come, first-serve basis. For September - February, self-guided tours run every 15 minutes from 9:00 am until 10:45 am and 12:30 pm until 2:00 pm.

Private tours are also available through my office. These congressional tours are Monday through Friday at 8:15 am, 8:45 am, and 4:00 pm during May through August. All tours last approximately 40 to 50 minutes.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
9th St. & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.

The FBI tour is presently closed.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Memorial
(202) 426-6841. Free Admission.
West Basin Drive, Tidal Basin, SW, Washington, DC. Metro Stop: Smithsonian.
Open daily 24 hours.

Dedicated to America's 32nd President. Includes engraved red granite walls, waterfalls, reflecting pools, and gardens spread among four rooms.

Jefferson Memorial
(202) 426-6841. Free Admission.
14th Street, Tidal Basin, SW, Washington, DC. Metro Stop: Arlington Cemetery.
Open daily 24 hours.

Dedicated to America's 3rd President. Contains a 19-foot bronze statue of Jefferson and inscriptions of passages of the Declaration of Independence and other Jefferson writings.

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
(202) 467-4600. Free Admission.
2700 F Street, NW, Washington, DC. Metro Stop: Foggy Bottom.
Open daily 10:00 am - 9:00 pm, except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

Tours feature wonderful art collections and the opportunity to see the amazing Kennedy Center theaters. Congressional tours are available Monday through Friday at 9:30 am and 4:30 pm, and Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 am.

Korean War Memorial
(202) 426-6841. Free Admission.
Westbound Independence Avenue at 23rd Street, SW, Washington, DC. Metro Stop: Smithsonian.
Open daily 24 hours.

Adjacent to the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool. Features 19 soldiers arrayed for combat and a 164-foot mural wall etched with 2500 photographic images.

Library of Congress
(202) 707-8000. Free Admission.
1st Street & Independence Avenue, SE, Washington, DC. Metro Stop: Capitol South.
Open Monday - Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00pm.

The Library of Congress occupies three buildings on Capitol Hill. The Library, an unparalleled world resource, contains more than 138 million items. Tours are 60 minutes, from the Jefferson Building. Public tours are available Monday through Saturday at 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm (no 3:30pm tour on Saturdays). 

Private tours may be booked through my office and are available Monday through Friday at either 8:30am or 1:45pm. Private tours last approximately 50 minutes.

Lincoln Memorial
(202) 426-6841. Free Admission.
23rd Street & Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. Metro Stop: Foggy Bottom-GWU.
Open daily 24 hours.

Dedicated to America's 16th President. Marble statue of Lincoln overlooking the Reflecting Pool. Walls inscribed with passages from the Gettysburg Address.

Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima)
(703) 289-2500. Free Admission.
George Washington Parkway & Interstate 66, Arlington, VA. Metro Stop: Rosslyn.
Open daily 24 hours.

Dedicated to all Marines who have given their lives in the defense of the United States since 1775. Memorial depicts flag being raised on Mount Suribachi during World War II.

National Cathedral
(202) 537-6200. Donations: $5 Adult, $3 Seniors/Students/Military and $15 Families.
Massachusetts & Wisconsin Avenues, NW, Washington, DC. Metro Stop: Tenleytown/AU.
Guided Tours Monday - Saturday 10:00 am - 11:30 am, 12:45 pm - 4:00 pm and Sundays 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm.

Gardens, shops, and an observation gallery are contained within the 14th century-style Gothic Cathedral. Includes the tombs of President Woodrow Wilson and Helen Keller.  Check the website for tour conflicts due to events or services.

Naval Observatory
(202) 762-1467. Free Admission.
Massachusetts Avenue at 34th Street, NW, Washington, DC.
Tours Selected Mondays 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm.

Tours will include a presentation of the Mission and History of the Naval Observatory, a view of the development of Observatory's timekeeping responsibilities with a member of the Time Service Department staff, and (weather permitting) viewing of celestial objects with the 12-inch Alvan Clark refractor with an Astronomer. Tour passes distributed on first-come, first-serve basis. Requests for reservations should be submitted at least 4 - 6 weeks before a scheduled tour.

The Pentagon
(703) 697-1776. Free Admission.
Arlington, VA. Metro Stop: Pentagon.
Tours Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Headquarters of the Department of Defense. Houses about 23,000 employees. Tours are available by reservation only. 

Supreme Court
(202) 479-3211. Free Admission.
1st & East Capitol Streets, Washington, NE. Metro Stops: Capitol South, Union Station.
Open Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.

"Equal Justice Under Law." Seats available for Court proceedings on a first-come, first-served basis when in session. Beginning in mid-September 2008, courtroom lectures are available every hour on the half hour when the Court is not in session.

Private lecture tours can be reserved through my office. They are available for groups with less than five people or more than twenty-four people, Monday - Friday at 2:00 pm, when the Court is not in session.

Treasury Building
(202) 622-2000. Free Admission.
15th Street & Hamilton Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. Metro Stop: Metro Center.
Tours Saturday 9:00 am, 9:45 am, 10:30 am, 11:15 am.

This Greek Revival style building houses the office of the Secretary of the Treasury. Advance reservations are required and must be made through a Congressional office. Tours are available at this time for citizens and legal residents of the United States. The name, date of birth and social security number for each visitor must be provided when making a reservation. In addition, everyone must have a photo I.D. to gain admittance to the building on the date of their scheduled tour.

U.S. Capitol
(202) 225-6827. Free Admission.
Between Constitution & Independence Avenues, Washington, DC. Metro Stops: Capitol South, Union Station.

Guided public tours are available Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the kiosk located at the Southwest Corner of the Capitol (near the Botanical Gardens). Staff led congressional tours may be reserved through my office and are available Monday through Friday. These private tours last approximately one hour.

You may also visit the U.S. Senate and/or House Galleries overlooking the chambers. Gallery passes are available through my office on days that the Senate is in session.

Union Station
(202) 289-1908. Free Admission.
Massachusetts Avenues between 1st & 2nd Streets, NE, Washington, DC. Metro Stop: Union Station.
Open Monday - Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

Metro and Amtrak terminals, shops, movie theater, and eateries.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial
(202) 426-6841. Free Admission.
21st Street & Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. Metro Stop: Foggy Bottom-GWU.
Open daily 24 hours.

Names of over 58,000 killed or missing in action soldiers serving in the Vietnam War.

Voice of America
(202) 203-4000. Free Admission.
330 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. Metro Stop: Federal Center.
Tours Monday - Friday at 12:00 pm, 3:00 p.m.

The Voice of America (VOA) is an international multimedia broadcasting service funded by the U.S. government. VOA broadcasts more than 1,250 hours of news, informational, educational, and cultural programs every week to an audience of more than 130 million people worldwide. VOA programs are produced and broadcast in 45 languages through radio, satellite television, and the Internet. Tour reservations are recommended.

Washington Monument
(202) 426-6841. Free Admission.
15th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. Metro Stop: Smithsonian.
Open daily 9:00 am - 10:00 pm.

Elevators go 555 feet to the top. Tickets are necessary and can be obtained at the kiosk located near the monument on 15th Street on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The White House
As of September 16, 2003, the White House has expanded tours of the Executive Residence to include parties of 10 or more people requesting a tour through their Member of Congress. These parties of 10 or more may request a tour of the White House regardless of age or type of group. All tours are self-guided although tour officers are positioned throughout the White House to help answer questions and provide interesting information. Tours are scheduled Tuesday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Please note, however, that tour schedules are always dependent upon official events taking place in the White House, and it may be necessary to deviate from the regular tour schedule, causing occasional changes in the time of a tour or a tour to be rescheduled for a future date. Please contact our office to schedule a tour at least 1 month in advance, but no more than 6 months in advance.