Washington DC Tourism Information
Memorials, Monuments, Museums, and Points of Interest*
Washington Avenue and Second Street, SW. Metro Stop: Federal Center SW or Capitol South
17th Street and New York Avenue, NW - one block west and south of the White House. The main entrance is on 17th Street. Special needs access is at 1701 E Street, around the corner from the 17th Street entrance. Phone: (202) 994-1700 Metro Stop: Farragut West or Farragut North
1849 C Street, NW The main entrance is on C Street between 18th and 19th Streets. An accessible entrance is located at the E Street entrance of the building. Metro Stop: Farragut West
511 10th Street, NW - 10th Street Between E & F Streets. Telephone: (202) 426-6924. Metro Stop: Metro Center
900 Ohio Drive, S.W., near the Jefferson Memorial and the Potomac River. There are park rangers available from 8 a.m. to midnight every day except Christmas Day. There are no fees to visit any of the monuments or memorials in the park. Telphone: (202) 426-6841 Information. Metro Stop: Smithsonian
South bank of the Tidal Basin - At the Swan Boathouse you can rent a paddle boat to cruise on the Basin. Telephone: (202) 426-6841. Metro Stop: Smithsonian
Independence Avenue and Daniel Chester French Drive, SW. The memorial is staffed from 8 a.m. to midnight every day except December 25 by park rangers who are available to answer questions and present interpretive themes. Metro Stop: Foggy Bottom-GWU
West Potomac Park at the foot of 23rd Street, NW. Telephone: (202) 426-6895. Metro Stop: Foggy Bottom or Smithsonian
West Basin Drive and Independence Avenue, SW. Metro Stop: Foggy Bottom-GWU or Smithsonian
401 F Street, NW, between 4th and 5th streets. Wheelchair access at 4th and G streets. Telephone: (202) 272-2448. Metro Stop: Judiciary Square
The sprawling lands of the National Mall & Memorial Parks include the Mall, the public promenade extending from 3rd Street near the Capitol to 14th Street, including the:
- Jefferson Memorial
- Korean War Veterans Memorial
- Lincoln Memorial
- Roosevelt Memorial
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial
- Washington Monument
- World War II Memorial
1145 17th Street. Exhibits of famous scientific expeditions. Phone: 800-NGS-LINE (800-647-5463); 800-548-9797 (TDD). The main entrance is on 17th Street. An accessible entrance is located on M Street. Metro Stop: Farragut North. From the L Street Metro exit, head east on L Street toward 17th Street. Make a left on 17th Street. The museum will be on the right. Alternatively, take the Blue, Orange, or Silver Line to Farragut West. Make a right out of the metro, turn left on 17th Street, and walk two blocks. The museum will be on the right.
1811 R Street NW. Telephone: (202) 265-6280. Metro stop: Dupont Circle. Leave through the Q Street exit. Walk one block north on Connecticut Avenue to R Street. Turn right and walk east two blocks to 18th Street.
2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE in the Washington City Post Office Building on Capitol Hill (next to Union Station). Metro Stop: Union Station. Leave through the Massachusetts Avenue exit. As you get off the escalator, the National Postal Museum will be to your left.
3001 Connecticut Avenue, NW. Metro Stop:Woodley Park-Zoo
1600 21st Street, NW The Phillips Collection is located in the Dupont Circle area, one-half block off of Massachusetts Avenue on 21st Street, between Q and R Streets. Offices and Visitor information: (202) 387-2151. Metro Stop: Dupont Circle. Exit to Q street. At the top of the escalator, go left on Q street one block to 21st Street. The museum entrance is located halfway up 21st Street on the left.
The entrances to the West Building are located on Constitution Avenue at 6th Street, NW, on Madison Drive at 6th Street, NW, and on 4th Street between Constitution Avenue and Madison Drive, NW. The entrance for the East Building is located on 4th Street between Constitution Avenue and Madison Drive, NW. Metro Stop: Smithsonian
701 21st Street, NW. The main entrance (which is accessible) is on 21st Street between G and H Streets. Metro Stop: Foggy Bottom-GWU.
The Museum is located just south of Independence Ave., SW. between 14th Street and Raoul Wallenberg Place (formerly 15th St.). There is an entrance also on 14th street, next to the Bureau of Printing & Engraving. Permanent exhibition is recommended for ages 11 and up. Daniel's Story is recommended for ages 8 and up. The visit will take from an 1 1/2 to 3 hours. ONLY the Permanent Exhibition requires a timed entry pass to begin the self-guided tour of the Museum's primary exhibition. Passes are FREE and are NOT required for the Museum's other exhibitions, memorials, resources and facilities. Telephone: (202) 488-0400. Metro Stop: Smithsonian
Located at 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Metro Stop: Archives/Navy Memorial
Henry Bacon Drive & Constitution Avenue, NW. Telephone: (202) 426-6841. Metro Stop: Smithsonian
330 Independence Avenue, SW. The Voice of America Studio Tour is a behind-the-scenes look at live broadcasting in radio, television, and the Internet in several of the 44 languages used by the VOA. Tours are free to the public, guided with audio and video features, and last 45 minutes. Reservations are recommended but not required. Tours are offered at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Metro Stop: Federal Center SW
**CLOSED UNTIL SPRING 2019 FOR REPAIRS. On the Mall at 15th Street, SW. Tickets are required. They are free and available at the booth located on the west side of 15th Street, NW, on the Mall. Advance tickets are available for a small fee. Information: (202) 426-6841. Metro Stop: Smithsonian
*Most museums and points of interest are open Monday through Friday, and others are also open Saturday and/or Sunday. Please verify days and hours of operation through the museum or attraction for the most up-to-date information.