The theatre, and the Albert Einstein Planetarium. The museum

The National Museum of Art

The National Museum of
African Art is Smithsonian Institution Museum and the only national museum in
the country dedicated to the arts of Africa. The museum is open daily from
10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. except for Christmas Day, and like all Smithsonian
Museums, admission is free. Docent-led tours are available throughout the week
and you can check: https://africa.si.edu/events/ for dates
and times.

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The National Museum of
African Art is best accessible from the Smithsonian Metro Station on the Blue,
Orange, and Silver Lines.

Air
and Space Museum

The Air and Space Museum is the
most popular of the Smithsonian Institutions and a great experience for the
entire family. The Museum houses artifacts such as the Wright Brothers’ 1903
flyer and the Spirit of St. Louis and the Apollo 11 command module. The Museum
also has 22 exhibits total, as well as activities like flight simulators, an
IMAX theatre, and the Albert Einstein Planetarium. The museum is free and open
for visitors daily except on Christmas Day from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Extended summer hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., March 25th through
September 4th. Docent-led tours are free and open to everyone, and start daily
at 10:30 a.m., and 1:00 p.m. Groups can reserve tours here: https://airandspace.si.edu/visit/museum-dc/things-do/tours. 

The Air and Space Museum is
best accessible from the Smithsonian Metro Station on the Blue, Orange, and
Silver Lines.

American Art Museum

The Smithsonian American
Art Museum, along with the Renwick Gallery, holds one of the largest
collections of artwork in the world. The museum contains work from more than
7,000 artists and captures the character and imagination of the American people
throughout three centuries. The artwork showcases America’s vibrant artistic
and cultural history from the colonial period to today. The Smithsonian
American Art Museum (SAMM) and the Renwick Gallery are located on the national
mall and are free to the public. SAAM is open daily, except on Christmas Day,
from 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and the Renwick Gallery is open from 10:00 a.m.
to 5:30 p.m. Docent-led tours are offered daily at both venues, and the
schedules can be found: http://americanart.si.edu/calendar/tours/.
Group tours can also be reserved at either location by calling (202) 633-8550
or emailing [email protected] at least three
weeks in advance.  

The Renwick Gallery is
best accessible from the Farragut West Metro Stop on the Blue, Orange, and
Silver Lines.  

American History Museum

The American History
Museum showcases some of the most important parts items in our nation’s history
and culture, including the original Star-Spangled Banner, Dorothy’s Ruby Red
Slippers, and Lewis and Clark’s compass. Admission to the museum is free
and guests are welcome daily, except on Christmas Day, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30
p.m. Special extended hours can be found: http://americanhistory.si.edu/visit/hours and
featured events including docent-led tours can be found: http://americanhistory.si.edu/events. 

The American History
Museum is best accessible from either the Smithsonian or Federal Triangle Stops
on the Blue, Orange, and Silver Lines.

American Indian Museum

The National Museum of
the American Indian is devoted to advancing knowledge and understanding of the
languages, literature, history and arts of the Native Cultures of the Western
Hemisphere.  The Museum features collections from every time period and
major cultural arena of the Americas. The museum welcomes guests for free every
day, except on Christmas Day, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Gallery tours are
offered Monday through Friday at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and last for 45
minutes. These tours and other special events can be found: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar.
Reservations and guidelines for group tours can be found: 
http://www.nmai.si.edu/visit/washington/group/. 

The National Museum of
the American Indian is best accessible from the L’Enfant Metro Stop on the
Green, Yellow, Blue, Orange, and Silver Lines.  

National Zoo

Founded in 1889, the
National Zoological Park is one of the oldest zoos in the country. The National
Zoo spans 163 acres in Washington, D.C.’s Rock Creek Park and houses more than
1,500 animals across 300 different species. The National Zoo is open to the
public daily, except on Christmas Day, from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and close
at 5:00 p.m. during Winter hours from October 1 to March 14 (dates may vary
each year). Free, guided tours are offered on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and
Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and can be scheduled here: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/visit/tours. Daily
events can also be found: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/visit/daily-events. 

The National Zoo is best
accessible from the Woodley Park-Zoo Metro Station on the Red Line.  

Natural History Museum

The National Museum of
Natural History has been dedicating to promoting curiosity, learning, and
discovery of the natural world since its doors opened in 1910. The Museum
contains more than 126 million specimens and cultural artifacts. The main
building on the National Mall encompasses over 1.5 million square feet, with
325,000 square feet of exhibition space. Admission is available every day,
except on Christmas Day, for free from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  The
National Museum of Natural History offers additional hours from March 25th
through September, opening at 10:00 a.m. and closing at 7:30 p.m., and this
information can be found: 
https://naturalhistory.si.edu/calEvents/hours.asp.
Museum tours are offered daily at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and further
information as well as other special events can be found: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/calEvents/. For
more information about this museum, please visit: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/ 

The Natural History
Museum is best accessible from the Smithsonian or Federal Triangle Metro Stations
on the Blue, Orange, or Silver Lines. 

National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait
Gallery was authorized and founded by Congress in 1962 with the mission to
portray the people that shaped the culture and history of the United States.
Today, the Gallery highlights influential people through the visual arts,
performing arts, and new media. In addition, the National Portrait Gallery
contains the only complete collection of presidential portraits outside the
White House.  Admission is available for free daily, except on Christmas
Day, from 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Docent-led tours are available at 12:00 p.m.
and 2:30 p.m. on weekdays, and at 11:45 a.m., 1:30, 3:15 and 4:30 p.m. on
weekends. More information on docent-led tours and other events can be
found: http://npg.si.edu/whats-on/events. Group tours
can be reserved: http://npg.si.edu/learn/tours.  For more
information about this Smithsonian, please visit: www.npg.si.edu

The Natural History
Museum is best accessible from the Gallery Place—Chinatown Metro Stop on the
Red, Green, or Yellow Lines. 

 

 

 

 

National Postal Museum

Located in the building
that once serves as the Main Post Office of Washington, D.C., the National
Postal Museum showcases the history of the United States Postal Service. In
addition, the Museum contains a vast array of stamps and exhibits on areas such
as the Pony Express. The museum is free and open to the public daily, except on
Christmas Day, from 10:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Highlight tours occur daily at
11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m., and more information on these tours and other
special events can be found: https://postalmuseum.si.edu/visit/calendar.html.
For more information regarding the National Postal Museum, please visit: www.postalmuseum.si.edu

The National Postal
Museum is best accessible from the Union Station Metro Stop on the Red
Line. 

The Washington Monument

The Washington Monument, built
in honor of President George Washington, is one of the most iconic landmarks in
the United States. The Washington Monument is closed until spring 2019 in order
to modernize the elevator. For more information regarding the Washington
Monument, please visit: http://www.nps.gov/wamo/index.htm

The Washington Monument is best accessible form
the Smithsonian Metro Stop on the Blue, Orange, or Silver Lines.

Thomas Jefferson Memorial

The Jefferson Memorial is dedicated
to Thomas Jefferson, the main author of the Declaration of Independence, first
Secretary of State, and third President of the United States. The monument sits
along the southern edge of the Tidal Basin and provides an amazing view of
Washington’s famous cherry blossoms in the spring. The memorial is free and
open to the public 24 hours a day. Rangers are on duty to answer questions from
9:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily and to provide interpretive programs throughout
the day and upon request. Special calendar events related to monuments can be
found: https://www.nps.gov/nama/planyourvisit/calendar.htm. For more information about the Jefferson
Memorial, please visit: http://www.nps.gov/thje/index.htm

 

 

 

Lincoln
Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial
immortalizes one of the greatest Presidents of the United States, Abraham
Lincoln, as a symbol of freedom, hope, and equality. The Memorial features two
of Lincoln’s most famous speeches, “The Gettysburg Address” and his Second
Inaugural Address.  The Memorial is also the location where Martin Luther
King Jr. gave his historic “I Have a Dream” speech. The memorial is free and
open to the public 24 hours a day, and Rangers are on duty to answer questions
from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily and to provide interpretive programs
throughout the day and upon request. The memorial is located on Lincoln
Memorial Circle, Washington D.C on the east side of the National Mall. 

Special calendar events
related to monuments can be found: https://www.nps.gov/nama/planyourvisit/calendar.htm.
For more information regarding the Lincoln Memorial please visit: https://www.nps.gov/linc/planyourvisit/index.htm 

The Washington Monument
is best accessible form the Foggy Bottom Metro Stop on the Blue, Orange, or
Silver Lines.

Franklin Roosevelt Memorial

The Franklin Delano
Roosevelt Memorial is dedicated to the 32nd President of the United States and
one of the most impactful Presidents in American history. Despite being
diagnosed with polio at age 39, FDR emerged as a leader and guided the nation
through the Great Depression and World War II. The FDR memorial spans 7.5 acres
and guides visitors through four outdoor sections, each representing one term
of Roosevelt’s presidency. 

The public may visit the
memorial 24 hours a day. Rangers are on duty to answer questions from 9:30 a.m.
to 10:00 p.m. daily and to provide interpretive programs throughout the day and
upon request. Special calendar events related to monuments can be found: https://www.nps.gov/nama/planyourvisit/calendar.htm.
For more information regarding the Franklin Roosevelt Memorial, please
visit: https://www.nps.gov/frde/index.htm. 

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

 

Located at the northwest corner of the Tidal
Basin, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial honors Dr. King’s enduring legacy
and the struggle for freedom, justice, and equality. Stretching 4 acres, the
Monument includes the Stone of Hope, a thirty foot statue of Dr. King, and the
Inscription Wall, a compilation of Dr. King’s speeches, sermons, and writings.
The memorial is free and open to the public 24 hours a day, and Rangers are on
duty to answer questions from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily and to provide
interpretive programs throughout the day and upon request. Special calendar
events related to monuments can be found: https://www.nps.gov/nama/planyourvisit/calendar.htm. For more information regarding the Martin Luther King, Jr.
Memorial, please visit: https://www.nps.gov/mlkm/index.htm 

 

World War II
Memorial

The World War II Memorial is dedicated to the 16
million Americans who served in the Armed Forces, the more than 400,000 who
died, and all the civilians who supported from home during World War II. The
memorial is free and open to the public 24 hours a day, and Rangers are on duty
to answer questions from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily and to provide
interpretive programs throughout the day and upon request. Special calendar
events related to monuments can be found: https://www.nps.gov/nama/planyourvisit/calendar.htm. For more information regarding the World
War II Memorial, please visit: https://www.nps.gov/wwii/index.htm

Korean War Memorial

The Korean War Veterans Memorial sits slightly
southeast of the Lincoln Memorial and commemorates those that served in the
Korean War. The Memorial features walls of granite with over 2,500 photographic
images, as well as 19 stainless steel statues inside the walls representing
members of the armed forces. The memorial is free and open to the public 24
hours a day, and Rangers are on duty to answer questions from 9:30 a.m. to
10:00 p.m. daily and to provide interpretive programs throughout the day and
upon request. Special calendar events related to monuments can be found: https://www.nps.gov/nama/planyourvisit/calendar.htm. For more information regarding the
Korean War Memorial, please visit: https://www.nps.gov/kowa/index.htm.

Vietnam
Veterans Memorial

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is located just
northeast of the Lincoln Memorial and serves as to honor those who died in
service or were missing in action during the Vietnam War. Completed in 1982,
the Memorial is made up of two 246-foot-9-inch long wall of black granite which
contains the names of 58,318 service members. The memorial is free and open to
the public 24 hours a day, and Rangers are on duty to answer questions from
9:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily and to provide interpretive programs throughout
the day and upon request. Special calendar events related to monuments can be
found: https://www.nps.gov/nama/planyourvisit/calendar.htm. For more information regarding the Vietnam War Memorial,
please visit: https://www.nps.gov/vive/index.htm.