|Thank you for contacting my office about your upcoming trip to Washington D.C. In order to request a tour, please fill out our Tour Request Form. This list of restaurants and exhibits can help you prepare and navigate through this beautiful city.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Paul Laurie in our Washington office at (202) 225-3635.
The world's largest museum complex and research organization composed of 19 museums, 9 research centers, and the National Zoo. They are open every day of the year, except Christmas. For more information on times, please see below.
Make sure you check out as many as you can. They are all free!
National Museum of Natural History, where natural history lives. 10th St N.W. Federal Triangle and Smithsonian Metro stop // Open 10:00am – 5:30pm
National Museum of the American Indian, a collection, preservation, study and exhibition of the living cultures and history of the native peoples of the Americas. Independence Ave, S.W. & 4th St S.W. Federal Triangle and Smithsonian Metro stops // Open 10:00am – 5:30pm
National Portrait Gallery, portraits of distinguished Americans. 800 F St. N.W. Gallery Place and Metro Center Metro stops // Open 10:00am – 5:30pm
National Postal Museum, interactive museum of postal history and philately. 2 Massachusetts Ave, N.E. # 101 Union Station Metro Stop // Open 10:00am – 5:30pm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, painting, sculpture, graphics, folk art, craft and photography 18th century to the present. Smithsonian American Art Museum: 9th St N.W. Renwick Gallery: 1661 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W. Smithsonian Metro Stop // Open 11:30am – 7:00pm
National Museum of American History, Behring Center, history of science, technology, society and culture in America. 14th St and Constitution Ave, N.W. Federal Triangle and Smithsonian Metro stop // Open 10:00am – 5:30pm
National Museum of African Art, collection, research, and exhibition of African art. 950 Independence Ave, S.W. Federal Triangle and Smithsonian Metro stop // Open 10:00am – 5:30pm
National Air and Space Museum, history, science, and technology of aviation and space flight. Independence Ave at 6th Street, S.W. Federal Triangle and Smithsonian Metro Stops // Open 10:00am – 5:30pm
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, modern and contemporary art. 7th St and Independence Ave, S.W. Federal Triangle and Smithsonian Metro stations // Open 10:00am – 5:30pm
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Asian and American art. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery: 1050 Independence Ave, S.W. The Freer Gallery of Art: Jefferson Drive at 12th Street, S.W.
Federal Triangle and Smithsonian Metro stations // Open 10:00am – 5:30pm
** Extended museum hours can be found here: http://www.si.edu/Visit/Hours#ExtendedHours
Arlington National Cemetery
214 McNair Rd (703) 607-8000
Arlington, Virginia 22211
Arlington National Cemetery Metro Station
Arlington Mansion and 200 acres of ground immediately surrounding it were designated officially as a military cemetery June 15, 1864, by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. Open daily October through March from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and April through September from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm. View the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier every hour on the hour and every half hour during the summer months. See the Amphitheater, the Custis-Lee Mansion, and the graves of Presidents John F. Kennedy and William Howard Taft. Ample paid parking is available to visitors, accessible from Memorial Drive. The cost is $1.25/hour for the first three hours, and $2.00/hour thereafter. During all hours the cemetery is open the Arlington National Cemetery Metro stop is regularly served by the Blue Line subway. The cemetery is also serviced by Tourmobile, the popular tour buses that allow patrons unlimited reboarding for a single daily rate.
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, Virginia 20151
If you are flying into Washington Dulles International Airport, the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is worth the visit. It is the companion facility to the Museum on the National Mall with 163 aircraft, 154 large space artifacts, more than 1,500 smaller items. The Center also offers the Airbus Imax Theater; flight simulators; food service; a museum store; free docent tours; daily educational programs. The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is open from 10:00am until 5:30pm daily.