Dc Tourist Spots

Topics: Washington, D.C., National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution Pages: 9 (2580 words) Published: January 30, 2013
DC Touring Spots
Rock Creek Nature Park Planetarium shows,
nature walks and more. Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Rock Creek
Park, Glover Road, NW. 202/426-6829
Bureau of Engraving and Printing See how $$$ are
made! Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 14th & C Streets, SW.
Tours available in several languages. Tickets given out before tours every 10 minutes. 202/622-2000
The FBI One-hour guided tours. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-
4:15 p.m. Located between 9th & 10th Streets on E
Street. 202/324-3447
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Daily
tours. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 2700 F Street, N.W. 202/416-8000 National Archives The Declaration of
Independence, the Constitution, the Watergate tapes
and much more. Open daily, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Constitution Ave & 8th Street. NW. 202/523-3000.
TV Show Tickets Send a stamped, self-addressed
envelope to Tickets, Academics, WRC-TV,
4001 Nebraska Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20016.
Dial-A-Park Courtesy of the National Park Service.
Latest information on free cultural events around town, 24 hours daily. 202/619-7275
The Pentagon Defense Department headquarters.
Guided tours in English. Valid ID needed. Off 1-395 or Pentagon Metro station. Mon.-Fri. 703/697-1776
U.S. Naval Observatory View heavenly bodies
through the refracting telescopes!
Tours Mon.-Fri., 2 p.m., 34th Street & Massachusetts
Ave. NW 202/762-1467
Voice of America Courtesy of U.S. Information
Agency. Broadcasting around the world. 30- 40-minute
tours. Reservations in advance. Mon.-Fri., 10:40 a.m., 1:40 p.m., 2:40 p.m. 330 Independence Ave., SW.
The White House Tickets distributed on the Ellipse
at 8 a.m. Tours Tues.-Sat, 10 a.m.-12.30 p.m. 1600
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. 202/456-7041
The Capitol Visit Congress. Tours daily, 9 a.m.-10
p.m.. East end of the Mall on Capitol Hill. 202/224-3121 The Supreme Court See the Judicial Branch.
Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 1st St. & Maryland Ave., NE. Washington Monument Ride to the top; its 555
feet and 5 1/8 inches high! Open daily. Constitution
Ave. & 16th St., NW. 202/426-6839
Lincoln Memorial Always open! West end of Mall.
Jefferson Memorial
Never closes! Tidal Basin. 202/426-6895
Treasury Building Treasury and architectural his-
tory. Reservations a must. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon.
15th St. & Pennsylvania Ave., NW. 202/622-2000
George Washington Masonic National Memorial
Great view from the tower. Open daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. King St. &Callahan Dr., Alexandria, VA :
Smithsonian Institution Building "The Castle."
Open daily, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., 900 Jefferson Drive, SW. 202/357-2700
Arts & Industries Building 1876 America.
Open daily, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 1200 Jefferson Drive, SW. 202/357-1300
Freer Gallery of Art East Asian Art. Open daily, 10
a.m.-5:30 p.m., 1200 Jefferson Drive, SW. 202/357-1300 Hirshon Museum & Sculpture Garden
Sculptures and paintings. Open daily, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Independence Ave. 8th St. SW 202/357-1300
National Air & Space Museum The most popular
Smithsonian museum. Open daily, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. 6th
St. & Independence Ave., SW. 202/350-2000
National Gallery of Art, West Building American
and European art in the original building. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Constitution Ave. & 6th St., NW. 202/737-4215 National Gallery of Art, East Building
Even the building is a work of art! Mon.-Sat., noon-9p.m. Constitution Ave. & 4th St., NW. Archives Metro. 202/737-4215
National Museum of American History
Everything from the First Ladies' gowns to the Star
Spangled Banner. Open daily, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Constitution Ave. & 13th St., NW. 202/357-2700
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