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Visit Washington, D.C.

   


If you have a trip to Washington D.C. planned, my office can help you set up tours during your visit. Specifically, we can set up Capitol tours, assist you in getting gallery passes to watch a session of Congress, and help you set up tours of the White House, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the FBI, and the Pentagon. If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities, please contact my Washington, D.C. Office at (202) 225-5355 or CLICK HERE to send a request to my staff by e-mail.



All tickets are provided to constituents on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to the large number of visitors, please request tours as early as possible.


There are also several memorials, monuments, museums, and other points of interest that are open to the public. Below is a list of some of the notable D.C. attractions to help you prepare for your trip to the nation's capital.

Arlington National Cemetery
Located in Arlington, VA, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. Nearest Metro Stop: Arlington Cemetery.

  • Tram tours run from 9am-4pm daily. They depart every 30 minutes.
  • Ticket purchase required
  • There are 4 stops: JFK Gravesite, John J. Pershing gravesite, Memorial Drive by the Amphitheater and Arlington House


Big Bus Tours

A hop-on, hop-off bus with various stops throughout DC.

  • Tours are operating Monday through Thursday.


Bike Tours

Located at 955 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Nearest Metro Station: L’Enfant Plaza.

Botanic Gardens
Located west of the Capitol on Maryland Avenue SW. Nearest Metro Stop: Federal Center SW.

  • All outdoor gardens are currently open
  • The gated outdoor garden (“National Garden”) is open daily from 7:30 am until 5 p.m. - closed on Christmas Day
  • Bartholdi Park is open daily from dawn until dusk
  • The Conservatory and public restrooms remain closed 


Bureau of Engraving and Printing (The “Mint”)
 (Public tours temporarily suspended.)
Located at 14th and C Street SW. Our office is happy to assist you with scheduling a tour of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Nearest Metro Stop: Smithsonian.

National Children’s Museum (Public tours temporarily suspended.)
Located at 800 3rd Street NE. Nearest Metro Stop: Union Station.

  • Open Thursday through Sunday from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
  • Ticket purchase required


Dumbarton Oaks (Public tours temporarily suspended.)
Located at 1703 32nd Street NW (One block east of Wisconsin Avenue between R and S Streets in Georgetown). Nearest Metro Stop: Foggy Bottom.

FBI Headquarters (Public tours temporarily suspended.)
Located at 935 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Nearest Metro Stop: Federal Triangle.

Ford’s Theatre and Lincoln Museum 
Located at 511 10th Street NW. Nearest Metro Stop: Metro Center.

  • Advance tickets are required.
  • The museum and theatre are open Wednesday through Sunday. 


Georgetown

Between 30th and Thomas Jefferson streets. Nearest Metro Stop: Foggy Bottom or Rosslyn.

Holocaust Memorial Museum 
Located at 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW. Nearest Metro Stop: Smithsonian.

  • Free timed-entry tickets are required. Advance tickets online are available through May 2022
  • Limited number of same-day tickets are available online each day at 7 a.m. 


Kennedy Center
 (Public performances and events temporarily suspended.)
Located at 2700 F Street NW. Nearest Metro Stop: Foggy Bottom.

  • Open daily from 10 a.m. until midnight


The Library of Congress (Public access temporarily suspended.)
Located on the corner of 1st Street and Independence Avenue SE. Nearest Metro Stop: Union Station or Capitol South.

  • See hours of operation here
  •  Free Timed Entry Tickets Required 



National Mall and Memorial Parks
The Mall extends from 3rd Street (near the Capitol to 14th Street) and includes many of America’s famous memorials such as:

FDR Memorial Nearest Metro Stop: Smithsonian
Jefferson Memorial Nearest Metro Stop: Smithsonian
Korean War Veterans Memorial Nearest Metro Stop: Foggy Bottom
Lincoln Memorial Nearest Metro Stop: Foggy Bottom
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Nearest Metro Stop: Smithsonian
Roosevelt Memorial Nearest Metro Stop: Smithsonian 
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Nearest Metro Stop:  Foggy Bottom
Washington Monument Nearest Metro Stop: Smithsonian
WWII Memorial Nearest Metro Stop: Smithsonian 

Mount Vernon
Located sixteen miles south of Washington, D.C. at the south end of the George Washington Parkway.  Metro Stop: Huntington Station. Exit at the lower level (Huntington Avenue) of the station to catch a Fairfax Connector bus to Mount Vernon.

  • Open daily from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
  • Ticket purchase required



The National Archives (Public access temporarily suspended.)
Located at 8th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Metro Stop: Archives/Navy Memorial. 

  • The National Archives Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
  • Presidential Library museums open with limited capacity



National Building Museum (Public access temporarily suspended.)
Located at 401 F Street NW. Nearest Metro Stop: Judiciary Square.

  • Open Friday through Monday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
  • Ticket purchase required



 
National Cathedral (Public access temporarily suspended.)
Located at Wisconsin and Massachusetts Avenues NW. Metro Stop: Tenleytown/AU. Exit on the west side of Wisconsin Avenue. Take any "30" series bus (#30, #32, #34 or #36) going south on Wisconsin Avenue. Ride approximately one and a half miles south on Wisconsin Avenue to the Cathedral. (This is a downhill walk, if you prefer to walk.)

National Gallery of Art
Located on Constitution Avenue between 3rd and 7th Streets NW. Metro Stop: Archives/Navy Memorial.

  • .Hours: 10 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.


National Geographic Society Explorer’s Hall
 (Public access temporarily suspended.)
Located at 17th and M Streets NW. Nearest Metro Stop: Farragut North or Farragut West.

  • Open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.



The National Zoo
Located at 3000 Connecticut Avenue NW. Nearest Metro Stop: Woodley Park- Zoo.

  • Open daily from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. 
  • Entry passes are now required.


National Museum of African American History & Culture
Located at 1400 Constitution Avenue NW. Nearest Metro Stop: Smithsonian

  • The Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
  • Timed entry passes are required.


National Museum of American Jewish Military History
Located at 1811 R Street NW. Nearest Metro Stop: Dupont Circle.

  • Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.


Newseum (Public tours temporarily suspended.)
Located at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Nearest Metro Stop: Union Station.

The United States Department of Defense (The “Pentagon”) (Public tours temporarily suspended.)
Located in Arlington, VA, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. Nearest Metro Stop: Pentagon.

Segway Tour
Tours depart from 502 23rd Street NW.  Nearest Metro Stop: McPherson Square.

Smithsonian Museums (Limited availability.)
Smithsonian Museums are free admission and open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and include: 

African American History and Culture Museum Nearest Metro Stop: Smithsonian (Free timed-entry tickets required)
African Art Museum Nearest Metro Stop: Smithsonian 
American Art Museum Nearest Metro Stop: Gallery Place 
American History Museum Nearest Metro Stop: Smithsonian 
American Indian Museum Nearest Metro Stop: L’Enfant Plaza 
Arts and Industries Building Nearest Metro Stop: L’Enfant Plaza 
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Nearest Metro Stop: L'Enfant Plaza 
National Air and Space Museum Nearest Metro Stop: L'Enfant Plaza (Temporarily closed for construction, beginning March 27)
Natural History Museum Nearest Metro Stop: Smithsonian
Portrait Gallery Nearest Metro Stop: Gallery Place 
Postal Museum Nearest Metro Stop: Union Station (Temporarily closed.)
Renwick Gallery Nearest Metro Stop: Smithsonian
Sackler Gallery Nearest Metro Stop: Smithsonian 
Smithsonian Castle Nearest Metro Stop: Smithsonian 

 

The Phillips Collection
Located at 1600 21st Street NW. Nearest Metro Stop: Dupont Circle.

  • Tuesday through Sunday 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
  • Advance tickets are required.


The Spy Museum

Located at 700 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Nearest Metro Stop: L’Enfant Plaza.

  • Limited availability - ticket purchase required.


Supreme Court (Public access temporarily suspended.)
Located on 1st Street and Maryland Avenue NE. Nearest Metro Stop: Capitol South or Union Station.

United States Capitol (Public access temporarily suspended.)
See where laws are made. Located on the east end of the national mall. Open for personal tours, led by a member of Congressman Balderson’s staff Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., except on federal holidays. Open for public tours Monday through Saturday from 8:50 a.m. to 3:20 p.m., except federal holidays. Tours last about one and a half hours. Please contact our office at least one week in advance of your visit to request either tour. Nearest Metro Stop: Union Station or Capitol South.

United States Department of the Treasury (Public tours temporarily suspended.)
Located at 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, east of the White House. Nearest Metro Stop: McPherson Square or Metro Center.

United States Navy Memorial and Visitors Center
Located at 701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.  Nearest Metro Stop: Archives/Navy Memorial.

  • The Navy Memorial Plaza and the Visitor’s Center is open.


Union Station

Located on Massachusetts Avenue and North Capitol Street NE on the Senate side of Capitol Hill. Metro Stop: Union Station.

Voice of America (Public tours temporarily suspended.)
Located at 330 Independence Avenue SW. Nearest Metro Station: Federal Center Southwest or L’Efant Plaza.

White House 
Located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Please contact our office at least three months in advance of your visit to request a tour. Metro Stop: McPherson Square or Farragut West.



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