List of Washington, DC Attractions

The United States Capitol

Tour Summary: The house of the nation's two legislative chambers. Features include the Capitol Rotunda, the Old Supreme Court Chamber, Statuary Hall, and the Crypt.

Address: Between Constitution and Independence Avenues.

Closest Metro Stop: South Capitol (Blue and Orange Lines)

Availability: Open Monday - Saturday from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Restrictions: Congressional Staff led tours are limited to 15 people per tour. To request a tour for more than 15 people, contact Colin at least 2 months before the date of the tour request. View a list of prohibited items here

How to Request a Tour: Contact Bryce Mongeon at (202) 225-6411 to set up a tour of the United States Capitol.



The Supreme Court

Tour Summary: A tour of the nation's highest court.

Address: First and East Capitol Streets NE

Closest Metro Stop: Union Station (Red Line)

Availability: Public tours take place Monday - Friday, 9:30 - 3:30 every hour on the half hour. Admission to the tour is given on a first come, first serve basis.


Notes: Enter the Supreme Court from the West entrance (the entrance facing the Capitol).


The Library of Congress

Tour Summary: A tour of the Jefferson Building includes the great hall,

Address: Jefferson Building, 101 Independence Ave SE

Closest Metro Stop: Capitol South Metro (Blue and Orange Lines)

Availability: Public Tours are available Monday - Friday at 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:30 p.m 2:30 PM, 3:30 PM and Saturday 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM. Closed Holidays and Sundays.



The National Archives

Tour Summary: Features the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and other national treasures.

Address: 700 Pennsylvania Ave, NW

Closest Metro Stop: Archives-Navy Memorial (Green and Yellow Lines)

Availability: Open daily from 10 AM - 5:30 PM. During the summer months extended hours until 9 PM. Costs: Free.

Restrictions: All food and beverages are prohibited.

How to request a tour: Tours are self-guided. Contact (202) 357-5000 to schedule a visit. For a guided tour of "The National Archives Experience," reservations must be made at least 6 weeks in advance. Contact to schedule a tour.


Notes: The Rotunda entrance which includes the Exhibit Hall is on Constitution Avenue.


The White House

Tour Summary: A self-guided tour through the Presidential Residence.

Address: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW

Closest Metro Stop: Federal Triangle (Blue and Orange Lines), Metro Center (Blue, Orange, and Red Lines), and McPherson Square (Blue and Orange Lines)

Availability: Scheduled self-guided tours are offered Tuesday - Saturday 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM (Excluding Federal Holidays). These tours must be arranged through a Congressional office. It is highly recommended that constituents submit their tour requests as far in advance as possible. (at least 30 days prior to the requested date).

How to request a tour: Contact Bryce Mongeon at (202) 225-6411. Please be prepared to give the following information for each member of your party: First, Middle, and Last Name, Gender, Date and Country of Birth, City and State of Current Residence, and Social Security Number or Passport Number (if not a US citizen).



Arlington National Cemetery

Tour Summary: Highlights include the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Amphitheater, the Curtis-Lee Mansion, and the graves of Presidents John F. Kennedy and William Howard Taft.

Address: Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA

Closest Metro Stop: Arlington Cemetery (Blue Line)

Availability: Opens at 8 AM every day of the year. From April 1-Sept 30 the cemetery closes at 7PM, the other six months it closes at 5 PM. Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier occurs each hour on the hour and every half hour in the summer months.

Costs: Free, but narrated bus tours start from the visitors' center for a cost: Adults $6.00, Children $3.00, Seniors $5.00. The cost of parking is $1.25/hour for the first three hours, and $2.00/hour thereafter.

How to Request a Tour: Phone: (703) 607-8000.

Notes: The cemetery does not provide wheelchairs or strollers.


Monuments and Memorials

World War II Memorial

Summary: The National Mall's newest memorial was dedicated to the men and women of World War II - America's Greatest Generation - on May 29, 2004. The memorial honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the U.S. during World War II and the more than 400,000 who died.

Address: 17th St, between Constitution and Independence Avenues, NW

Closest Metro Stop: Smithsonian (Blue and Orange Lines).

Availability: Open 24 hours daily.

Notes: Includes a World War II Registry of the men and women who served. For more information call (202) 619-7222 or visit


Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Summary: Honors the men and women of the armed forces who served in the Vietnam War. The V-shaped memorial is made of black granite and is inscribed with the names of the 58,209 Americans missing or killed in the Vietnam War.

Address: North of the Lincoln Memorial.

Closest Metro Stop: Foggy Bottom/GWU (Blue and Orange Lines)

Availability: Open 8 AM - 12 midnight. Closed on Christmas.

Notes: For more information call (202) 634-1568 or visit


National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

Tour Summary: 30 exhibits with mementos left at the memorial, photos from ceremonies, and murals.

Address: E Street NW, between 4th and 5th Streets. The visitor center is located 2 blocks away at 605 E St NW.

Closest Metro Stop: Judiciary Square (Red Line). Take the F Street exit.

Availability: Open 24 hours a day. Visitors Center Hours: Monday-Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM, Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM, Sunday: 12 Noon - 5 PM. Tours must be scheduled at least a week in advance. Costs: Free.

How to request a tour: A tour request form can be obtained at


U.S.M.A. War Memorial (Iwo Jima Memorial)

Summary: The 78-foot memorial commemorates all marines who have died in battle since 1775. The statue depicts one of the most famous incidents of World War II symbolizes this nation's esteem for the honored dead of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Address: Route 50 near Arlington National Cemetery.

Closest Metro Stop: Arlington Cemetery (Blue Line).

Availability: Open 8 AM - midnight. Closed on Christmas.

Notes: For more information call (703) 285-2601 or visit


Korean War Memorial

Summary: Features 19 soldiers arrayed for combat, with the American flag as their symbolic objective. A 164-foot wall is etched with 2,500 photographic images of the support personnel whose efforts sustained the military operation.

Address: Adjacent to the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool.

Closest Metro Stop: Foggy Bottom/GWU (Blue and Orange Lines)

Availability: Open 8 AM - 12 midnight. Closed on Christmas.

Notes: Facilities include a book store, touch screen registry, restrooms and concessions. For more information call (202) 619-7222 or visit


FDR Memorial

Summary: The memorial traces twelve years of American history through a series of four outdoor areas; each focusing on one of FDR's terms in office.

Address: Cherry Tree Walk along Tidal Basin near the Jefferson Memorial.

Closest Metro Stop: Smithsonian (Blue and Orange Lines).

Availability: Open 24 hours daily.

Notes: Includes a World War II Registry of the men and women who served. For more information call (202) 376-6704 or visit


The Smithsonian

The Smithsonian is a collection of 14 museums and sites in the Washington, DC area. Admission to all museums is free.

  • Anacostia Community Museum - features history and culture of African American communities

  • Arts and Industries Building - Closed for Renovation

  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art - features specialized collections of Asian and American art

  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden - features exhibits of modern and contemporary art

  • National Air and Space Museum - features history, science, and technology of aviation and space flight

    • Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - located at Washington Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Virginia - features a collection of aviation and space artifacts that supplements collections at the Air and Space Museum.

  • National Museum of African Art - collection, research, and exhibition of African art

  • National Museum of American History - Closed for Renovation Until Summer 2008 - history of science, technology, society, and culture in America

  • National Museum of the American Indian - collection, preservation, study and exhibition of living cultures and history of native peoples of the Americas.

  • National Museum of Natural History - features exhibits focusing on nature

  • National Portrait Gallery - features portraits of distinguished Americans

  • National Postal Museum - interactive museum of postal history

  • National Zoo - features 3,600 animals from 475 species in a 163-acre biological park

  • Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery - painting, sculpture, graphics, folk art, craft, and photography 18th century to present

  • Smithsonian Institution Building, the Castle - Smithsonian Information Center

For more information and a complete list of Smithsonian Museums and Sites visit


Lincoln Memorial

Summary: Features a 19-foot marble statue of our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. The memorial also exhibits inscriptions of Lincoln's second Inaugural Address and the Gettysburg Address.

Address: West Potomac Park and 23rd ST, NW

Closest Metro Stop: Foggy Bottom/GWU (Blue and Orange Lines)

Availability: Open 8 AM- 12 midnight. Closed on Christmas.

Notes: The Lincoln Memorial chamber is wheelchair accessible via an elevator in the lower lobby. Wheelchairs are available for loan on a first come first serve basis at the Korean War Veterans memorial and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Kiosks. Restrooms are available at the Lincoln Memorial. For more information call (202) 426-6841 or visit


Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center

Tour Summary: Honors the men and women of the US Navy. Features a 100 foot granite map of the world surrounded by depictions of historic Navy events.

Address: Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, between 7th and 9th streets.

Closest Metro Stop: Archives-Navy Memorial (Green and Yellow Lines).

Availability: Memorial Open Daily. Heritage Center Open: March-October 9:30 AM - 5 PM, Monday - Saturday; November-February 9:30 AM - 5 PM, Tuesday-Friday.

Costs: Free. Movie screenings at the Heritage Center cost $3.75.

Notes: Special events run throughout the year. Call (202) 737-2300 ext. 768 or visit


Jefferson Memorial

Summary: Honors America's third president. It features a 19-foot bronze statue of Jefferson and inscriptions of passage of the Declaration of Independence and other famous Jefferson writings.

Address: 14th St, SW on the tidal basin.

Tour Length: Park rangers give 15-minute talks several times an hour.

Closest Metro Stop: Smithsonian (Blue and Orange Lines)

Availability: Open 8 AM - 11:45 PM daily. The lower lobby is open daily from 8 AM - 11:30 PM. Closed on Christmas.

Notes: The lower lobby holds an elevator to provide access to the Memorial Chamber, Restrooms, Museum and Bookstore/Gift shop. For more information call (202) 426-6841 or visit


Washington Monument

Summary: The tallest masonry structures in the world, standing 555 feet tall. The monument is dedicated to the memory of our nation's first president, George Washington.

Address: Located on Constitution Avenue, NW

Closest Metro Stop: Smithsonian (Blue and Orange Lines)

Availability: Open daily from 9 AM - 5 PM. Advanced tickets are available through the National Park Service Reservation System. Timed tickets are required to ensure an enjoyable experience for all visitors. All visitors 2 years of age or older must have a ticket to enter the Monument. The number to the Reservation System is (800) 967-2283. Reservations may be made between the hours of 10 AM and 10 PM.

Costs: While tickets to the Washington Monument are free of charge, callers to this number will incur a $1.50 service charge and a $.50 shipping and handling fee. Visitors may also obtain free, same-day, timed tickets to the Washington Monument at the 15th Street kiosk. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 8:30 AM until all tickets for that day are gone.

Notes: Facilities include exhibits, a book store, restrooms and concessions. For more information:


Additional Museums and Art Galleries

National Building Museum

Summary: Exhibits change yearly and range from Shakespeare for the 21st Century to years of Domestic Architecture to America's World's Fairs.

Tour Length: 45 minutes.

Address: 401 F St, NW, between 4th and 5th Streets.

Closest Metro Stop: Judiciary Square (Red Line).

Availability: The National Building Museum is open to the public Monday - Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday, 11 AM to 5 PM. The Museum is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. On rare occasions, the Museum may close for a special event. Walk-in public tours are offered Monday through Wednesday at 12:30 PM, and Thursday through Sunday at 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM.

Costs: Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation.

Notes: Groups of 10 or more must make a reservation by contacting the group coordinator at Fees may apply to group tours for 10 or more. Wheelchair access is available through the G Street entrance. For more information call (202) 272-2448 or visit


Daughters of the American Revolution Museum

Summary: The DAR Museum is comprised of 31 period rooms and 2 galleries.

The collection consists of over 30,000 decorative and fine arts objects spanning the 18th and 19th centuries.

Tour Length: 45 minutes.

Address: 1776 D Street, NW. Two blocks from the White House.

Closest Metro Stop: Farragut West (Blue and Orange Lines)

Availability: GUIDED TOURS: Groups of 9 or less: Free tours on the hour and half-hour Monday through Friday 10 AM to 2:30 PM and Saturday 9 AM to 4:30 PM. Groups of 10 or more: Reservations are required with a fee of $3 per person. Tours are on the hour and half-hour Monday through Friday 10 AM to 2:30 PM.

SELF -GUIDED TOURS: Anytime Monday through Friday 9:30 AM to 4 PM and Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM. Self-guided groups of 10 or more are asked to notify the museum of their planned visit at 202-879-3341 or email

Notes: For more information call (202) 879-3341 or visit


Holocaust Memorial Museum

Tour Summary: Three floors of history covering from the Nazi's rise to power to the liberation of the troops.

Address: 14th St and Raoul Wallenberg Place in Washington, DC

Directions: Public transportation is advised as parking is very limited.

Availability: Open daily from 10 AM -5:30 PM except Christmas and Yom Kippur (October 2). Tuesdays and Thursdays April through Mid-June there are extended hours until 7:50 PM. No passes are necessary for entering the Museum building. Special exhibitions require passes obtained by visiting

Costs: Free.

Restrictions: Eating, drinking and smoking are not permitted. Video/audio recording are not permitted. Photography is not permitted in the exhibitions. Flash photography is not permitted in the Hall of Remembrance.

How to Request a Tour: Timed passes are necessary for visiting the Permanent Exhibition. These can be obtained the morning of you visit outside the museum on the day of your visit, or in advance by calling (800) 400-9373. Each day, the Museum distributes on a first-come first-served basis a large but limited number of timed entry passes for use that same day.

Notes: For more information call (202) 488-0400 or visit


National Gallery of Art

Tour Summary: Encompasses all aspects of the visual arts.

Address: National Mall between 3rd and 7th streets at Constitution Ave.

Closest Metro Stop: Archives-Navy Memorial (Green and Yellow Lines).

Availability: Open Monday-Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM and Sundays 11 AM - 6 PM.

Costs: Free.

How to request a tour: Audio Tours: Reservations are needed for groups larger than 10 and can be made at (202) 842-6592. Introductory Tours: Times for the tours range by exhibit from 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM.

Notes: For more information visit


National Geographic Society Museum at Explorers Hall

Summary: The Hall features permanent interactive geography and science exhibits, as well as changing displays to give visitors opportunities to share in recent archaeological finds, the latest in photography, and expositions of exotic cultures.

Address: 17th and M Streets NW

Closest Metro Stop: Farragut North (Red Line).

Availability: Open Monday - Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM; Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM

Costs: Free

Notes: No guided tours are available. For more information call (202) 857-7588 or visit


International Spy Museum

Tour Summary: The only public museum in the world solely dedicated to the tradecraft, history, and contemporary role of espionage. The Museum's permanent exhibition presents the tradecraft of espionage through the stories of individuals and their missions, tools and techniques. Exhibits feature the largest collection of international espionage artifacts ever on public display - many for the first time.

Address: The entire city block between 9th and 8th Streets at 800 F Street, NW

Closest Metro Stop: Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro (Green, Yellow, & Red Lines)

Availability: All tickets are date and time specific. Advance tickets are highly recommended and can be purchased at

Costs: Adult (ages 12-64): $15, Seniors (65+) and Active Duty Military & Intel Community: $14, Children (ages 5-11): $12, Children age 4 and under are free.

How to Request a Tour: Groups of 20 or more qualify for Group Admission and require advance reservations which can be made by calling Bill Adams, Group Sales Manager at (202) 654-0944.

Notes: The Museum is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. On occasion the Museum closes earlier than regular visiting hours. Such early closings will be posted at


Ford's Theatre and Lincoln Museum

Tour Summary: Tribute to President Lincoln's love of the arts. Museum includes the clothes Abraham Lincoln wore on the night of his assassination.

Tour Length: Fifteen minute historical talks.

Address: Located on 10th St between E and F streets.

Closest Metro Stop: Metro Center (Blue, Orange, & Red Lines) or Gallery Place (Green, Yellow, & Red Lines).

Availability: The Lincoln Museum and the house where Lincoln died are open from 8 AM - 11:45 PM every day except Christmas Day. Tours at the theatre are self guided. Talks are presented at fifteen past the house except between 12 noon and 2 PM.

Costs: Free.

Notes: Because Ford's Theatre also functions as an active stage with live performances there are times when the theatre will be closed to the public. Matinees usually take place on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons, although rehearsals can take place at any time of day. For performance information please visit the Ford Homepage at


Other Points of Interest

Federal Bureau of Investigations

FBI Tours is undergoing extensive renovations and is closed until further notice. For more information visit


National Aquarium

Summary: Tanks of fish, frogs, alligators and sharks.

Tour Length: 45 minutes.

Address: 14th St, between Constitution Ave and Pennsylvania Ave, NW

Directions: Located in the U.S. Department of Commerce Building at the

Closet Metro Stop: Federal Triangle (Blue and Orange Lines).

Availability: Open daily 9 AM - 5 PM. Last admission is at 4:30 PM. Animal keeper hosted talks and animal feedings occur daily at 2 PM. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Costs: General $5, Senior and Military Personnel $4, Children (2-10) $2, Children under 2 are free. Credit cards can not be used for admission. Notes: For more information call (202) 482-2825 or visit


Botanic Gardens

Tour Summary: Highlights include the Conservatory and two acres of surrounding exterior grounds, the outdoor display gardens in Frederic Auguste Bartholdi Park, and the Administration Building.

Tour Length: 45 minutes

Address: 100 Maryland Ave, SW

Closest Metro Stop: Blue Federal Center SW (Blue Line) or Capital South (Orange and Blue Lines).

Availability: 10 AM -5 PM everyday, including weekends and holidays. Tours of the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory may be available on the day of your visit.  Check at the Visitor Information Desk upon your arrival.

Costs: Free.

Notes: Visitors are welcome in Bartholdi Park from dawn until dusk and can access it from any of the three bordering streets - Independence Avenue, Washington Avenue or First Street.

For more information visit


National Cathedral

Tour Summary: One can see the dramatic art and Gothic architecture of the Cathedral.

Address: Wisconsin Ave

Directions: Metro directions: Exit on the west side of Wisconsin Avenue. Take any 30 series bus going south. Ride approximately one and one-half miles south on Wisconsin Avenue to the Cathedral. Driving directions: From Downtown DC take Massachusetts Avenue north to Wisconsin Avenue. Turn right onto Wisconsin Avenue. The Cathedral is on your immediate right.

Closest Metro Stop: Tenleytown/AU (Red Line).

Availability: Monday-Friday 10 AM - 5:30 PM with tours 10 AM - 11:30 AM and 12:45 AM - 3:30 PM. Saturday open 10 AM - 4:30 PM with tours 10 AM - 11:30 AM and 12:45 PM - 3:30 PM. Sunday open 8 AM - 6:30 PM with tours 12:45 AM - 2:30 PM.

Costs: Guided tour fees: Adults $3, Seniors $2, Children $1. Audio tour fees: $5 per person. Tour and Tea fees: $22 per person.

How to request a tour: Visit to see the options.


Naval Observatory

Tour Summary: Tours begin with a history and mission of the Observatory. In continues with the viewing of development of USNO's timekeeping responsibilities with a member of the Observatory's Time Services Department staff and a viewing of celestial objects with an Astronomer if the weather permits.

Address: 34th St and Massachusetts Ave, NW

Availability: Public tours are offered on alternating Monday evenings from 8:30 AM - 10 PM and are available by reservation only.

Costs: Free.

Restrictions: Backpacks, bags and bulky items are not permitted on the grounds. Photo ID is required for all adults.
How to request a tour: Fax a request to the Public Affairs Office at (202) 762-1489. You must submit your tour reservation 4 to 6 weeks in advance. You must provide the names and dates-of-birth of all individuals in your party. As a Requestor you must also provide an email address or daytime telephone number so that the USNO may contact you with the status of your request. You will receive an email or telephone confirmation when your order has been processed no later than the Friday before your First Choice tour date.


Washington, DC Transportation

Washington Metro (DC Subway System): From Capitol Hill to Downtown, the Metro is fast, easy, and cheap. Fares start at $1.35 each way. All-day passes are also available. Tickets can be purchased at any Metro station.

Buses: Please check for fare information.

Taxis: DC taxis do not run off of meters. Fares are computed on a zone system.

Old Town Trolley: Trolley tours travel to points of interest throughout the area. They allow unlimited boarding privileges the day of ticket purchase. For tour and ticket information, call (202) 832-9800 or visit



Folger Shakespeare Library

Tour Summary: Home to the world's largest Shakespeare collection.

Address: 201 East Capitol Street, SE

Closest Metro Stops: Union Station (Red Line) or Capitol South (Blue and Orange Lines)

Availability: The library is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 10 AM - 4 PM, but is closed on all federal holidays. Docent tours of the building and the current exhibition are available Monday through Friday at 11 AM and on Saturday at 11 AM and 1 PM. Docent tours of the Elizabethan Garden are available every third Saturday of the month, from April through October, at 10 AM and 11 AM.

Costs: Free.

How to Request a Tour: Group tours are available for both school groups and adult groups, and must be arranged in advance. Please call the Education department at (202) 675-0395.

Notes: If you have any questions call (202) 675-0309 before 8:45 AM and (202)544-4600 from 8:45 AM - 4:45 PM. To learn about a performance or event, call (202) 544-7077.


Mount Vernon

Tour Summary: A privately owned estate and garden, once the home of George and Martha Washington. In the 18th century the estate, gardens, and farm totaled 8,000 acres. Today, 500 acres have been preserved. Visitors can see 20 structures and 50 acres of gardens as they existed in 1799. In addition, one can see the tombs of George and Martha Washington, Washington's greenhouse, a memorial to the accomplishments of 18th century slaves and a museum.

Address: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121. About 16 miles south of Washington, DC.

Closest Metro Stop: Huntington Station (Yellow Line) to Fairfax Connector Bus.

Availability: Open every day of the year. April - August 8 AM - 5 PM; March - October 9 AM - 5 PM; November - February 9 AM - 4 PM.

Costs: Adults $13, Seniors $12, Children $6, Children 5 and under are free. A shuttle to the Pioneer Farm Site is available from March 11 to November.

Restrictions: No food or drink except for bottled water is allowed. Gum, strollers and motorized scooters are not allowed in the mansion. Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash.

How to Request a Tour: Contact (703) 780-2000 or


Segway Tour

Tour Summary: Tours begin with a thirty minute training session. Stops along the tour include the National Mall, Smithsonian, US Capitol, and J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building.

Tour Length: 4 hours.

Address: Willard Hotel, 1455 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Directions: Tours depart from the lobby.

Closest Metro Stop: Metro Center (Blue, Orange, and Red Lines).

Availability: Reservations are needed. Tours available April 1-November 30. Day Tours (10AM-2PM) and Night Tours (6PM-10PM).

Costs: $70 per person.

Restrictions: Segway tours are only available for people 16 or older.

How to request a tour: Tours can be made via their website,


Union Station

Summary: Rail station newly refurbished in turn-of-the-century motif. DC's home to Amtrak, buses, taxis, public parking, and many DC tours such as: Tourmobile, Gray Line and Old Town Trolley Tours. In addition, there are restaurants, a food court, movie theaters, post office, a book store, a flower shop, retail stores, public restrooms, pay phones and an ATM machine.

Address: 50 Massachusetts Ave, NE, on the Senate side of

Closest Metro Stop: Union Station (Red Line).

Availability: Open 24 hours. Shops are open Monday-Saturday from 10AM-9PM, and Sunday from 12 noon-6PM.


Dumbarton Oaks Garden

*The Garden is open, though the museum and shop will be closed until 2008 for renovation.

Tour Summary: Visitors can wander though sixteen acres of beautiful landscape, through small formal gardens, a Roman-style amphitheater, and down Lovers' Lane. Collections of pre-Columbian art.

Address: 1703 32nd St., NW (One block east of Wisconsin Ave. between R and S Streets in Georgetown).

Closest Metro Stop: Foggy Bottom (Blue and Orange Lines).

Availability: November 1 - March 14: 2 PM - 5 PM March 15 - October 31: 2 PM - 6 PM. Closed on Mondays, federal holidays, during inclement weather and on Christmas Eve.

Cost: November 1 - March 14: Free admission. March 15 - October 31: Adults: $7, Children/Seniors: $5.

How to Request a Tour: Guided tours for the gardens are available and must be arranged in advance. Call (202) 339-6409 or contact the Docent Coordinator, Christine Blazina at

Notes: For more information visit