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Attractions

Top Attractions

The White House Tour

The White House is the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States. Tours must be booked at least 21 days in advance.

Address: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20500


Hours of Operation:

  • Tuesday-Thursday: 7:30AM - 11:30AM
  • Friday-Saturday: 7:30AM. - 1:30PM

Admission: Free

U.S. Capitol Building

The United States Capitol, often called the Capitol Building, is the home of the United States Congress and the seat of the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government.

Address: First St SE, Washington, D.C. 20004


Hours of Operation:

  • Monday-Friday:8:30AM-4:30PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Admission: Free

Newseum

The Newseum is an interactive museum that promotes free expression and traces the evolution of communication. The Newseum offers both General Admission Tickets and group visits.

Address: 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20001


Hours of Operation:

  • Monday-Saturday 9AM-5PM
  • Sunday 10AM-5PM
  • Closed: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day

Admission: Free



Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial is an iconic, American national monument built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It's located on the western end of the National Mall across from the Washington Monument.

Address: 2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington, D.C. 20037


Hours of Operation:

  • 24 Hours

Admission: Free

Smithsonian's National Zoo

The National Zoological Park, or the National Zoo, is one of the oldest zoos in the US. Founded in 1889, the Zoo spans 163 acres in the Rock Creek Park and is home to 2,700 animals, accounting for more than 390 species.

Address: 3001 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20008


Hours of Operation:

  • Monday-Sundays: 8AM-5PM

Admission: Free




Washington Monument

The Washington Monument is a landmark obelisk rising from the National Mall that honors America's first president. It is Located almost due east of the Reflecting Pool and the Lincoln Memorial, and stands at 555 feet.

Address: 2 15th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20024


Hours of Operation:

  • Monday-Sunday 9AM-10PM

Admission: Free

Thomas Jefferson Memorial

The Jefferson Memorial is a presidential memorial in Washington, D.C., dedicated to Thomas Jefferson, one of the most important of the American Founding Fathers as the main drafter and writer of the Declaration of Independence.

Address: 701 E Basin Dr SW, Washington, D.C. 20242


Hours of Operation:

  • 24 Hours

Admission: Free

Smithsonian History Museum

The National Museum of Natural History is a natural history museum administered by the Smithsonian Institution located on the National Mall. Visit the museum to further understand the natural world.

Address: 10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20560


Hours of Operation:

  • Monday-Sunday 10AM-5:30PM

Admission: Free

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress and is the de facto national library of the United States. It is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States.

Address: 101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, D.C. 20540


Hours of Operation:

  • Monday: 8:30AM–9:30PM
  • Tuesday: 9:30AM–4PM
  • Wednesday-Thurday: 8:30AM–9:30PM
  • Friday-Saturday 9:30AM–4PM
  • Sunday Closed

Admission: Free