Washington, DC Tourism Information

Memorials, Monuments, Museums, and Points of Interest

American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery 800 G Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20004. The SAAM and Renwick Gallery are currently open to the public. Admission to the museums is free. The museums are open Wednesday through Sunday with the SAAM open 11:30 AM to 7 PM and the Renwick Gallery open 10 AM to 5:30 PM. Metro stop: Gallery Place. For the most up-to-date information, contact (202) 633-7970.

Hirshhorn Museum Independence Avenue and 7th Street, Washington, D.C. 20560. The Hirshhorn Museum is currently open to the public. Admission is free for all visitors. Opening hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 10 AM to 5:30 PM. Metro stop: L’Enfant Plaza. For the most up-to-date information, contact (202) 633-1000.

Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden Independence Avenue and 7th Street, Washington, D.C. 20560. The Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden is currently open to the public. Admission is free for all visitors. Opening hours are from 10 AM to 4:30 PM daily. Metro stop: L’Enfant Plaza. For the most up-to-date information, contact (202) 633-1000.

National Air and Space Museum Independence Avenue SW & 6th Street SW, Washington, D.C. 20024. The National Air and Space Museum is currently open to the public. Admission is free for all visitors. The museum is open Thursday through Monday from 10 AM to 5:30 PM. Metro stop: L’Enfant Plaza. For the most up-to-date information, contact (202) 633-2214.

National Bonsai and Penjing Museum at the U.S. National Arboretum 3501 New York Avenue NE, Washington, D.C. 20002. The National Bonsai & Penjing Museum is currently open to the public. Admission is free to all visitors. The museum is open daily from 10 AM to 4 PM, excluding federal holidays. Metro stop: No Metro access. For the most up-to-date information, contact (202) 245-4523.

National Museum of African American History and Culture 1400 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20004. The museum is currently open to the public. Free, timed-entry passes are required for entry and can be obtained on the museum’s website. Museum hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 10 AM to 5:30 PM. Metro stop: Federal Triangle. For the most up-to-date information, contact (844) 750-3012.

National Museum of African Art 950 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20560. The museum is currently open to the public. Admission is free to all visitors. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 AM to 5:30 PM, except on December 25. Metro stop: L’Enfant Plaza. For the most up-to-date information, contact (202) 633-4600.

National Museum of American History 14th Street NW & Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20004. The museum is currently open to the public. Admission is free to all visitors. Museum hours are from 10 AM to 5:30 PM from Friday to Tuesday, except on December 25. Metro stop: Federal Triangle. For the most up-to-date information, contact (202) 633-1000.

National Museum of Natural History 1000 Madison Drive NW, Washington, D.C. 20560. The museum is currently open to the public. Admission is free to all visitors. Museum hours are from 10 AM to 5:30 PM Wednesday through Sunday, except on December 25. Metro stop: Federal Triangle. For the most up-to-date information, contact (202) 633-1000.

National Museum of the American Indian Fourth Street & Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20560. The museum is currently open to the public. Admission is free to all visitors. Museum hours are from 10 AM to 5:30 PM Wednesday through Sunday. Metro stop: Federal Center SW. For the most up-to-date information, contact (202) 633-1000.

National Mall and Memorial Parks The National Mall and Memorial Parks extend from Third Street near the Capitol to 14th Street. There are no fees to visit any of the monuments or memorials in the park, and the parks are open 24 hours a day. For the most up-to-date information, contact (202) 426-6841.

Memorial parks include the:

National Portrait Gallery 8th and G Streets NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. The National Portrait Gallery is currently open to the public. Admission is free for all visitors. The gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11:30 AM to 7 PM. Metro stop: Gallery Place. For the most up-to-date information, contact (202) 633-8300.

National Postal Museum 2 Independence Ave NE, Washington, D.C. 20002. The National Postal Museum is currently open to the public. Admission is free to all visitors. The museum is open Friday through Tuesday from 10 AM to 5:30 PM. Metro stop: Union Station. For the most up-to-date information, contact (202) 633-5555.

National Zoo3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20008. The zoo is currently open to the public, with free, timed-entry passes required for admission. Passes can be acquired through the zoo’s website. The zoo is open daily from 8 AM to 4 PM, excluding December 25. Metro stop: Woodley Park-Zoo. For the most up-to-date information, contact (202) 633-4888.

United States Botanical Garden 100 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20001. The outdoor gardens are open to the public, but the Conservatory is closed. The National Garden is open 7:30 AM to 5 PM daily, including weekends and holidays. Metro stop: Federal Center SW. For the most up-to-date information, contact general information at (202) 225-8333.

U.S. Capitol Tours 100 E Capitol Street NE, Washington, D.C. 20003. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Capitol Visitor Center remains closed and tour reservations are not available at this time. When open, reservations are recommended but not required. Admission is free and staff-led tours can be arranged through a visitor’s representative in Congress. The Capitol Building is open from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Saturday. Metro stop: Capitol South. For the most up-to-date information, contact (202) 226-8000.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW, Washington, D.C. 20024. The museum is currently open to the public, with free timed-entry tickets required for admission. Tickets can be reserved online. The museum is open Thursday through Tuesday from 10 AM to 5:30 PM. Metro stop: Smithsonian. For the most up-to-date information, contact (202) 488-0406.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Henry Bacon Drive & Constitution Avenue, NW. Metro Stop: Smithsonian. For the most up-to-date information, contact (202) 426-6841.

White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20500. The White House is currently closed for tours due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When open, requests for tours must be submitted through one’s Member of Congress. Self-guided tours are available from 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM Tuesday through Thursday, 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM Friday, and 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM Saturdays (excluding federal holidays or unless otherwise noted). Tour hours will be extended whenever possible based on the official White House schedule. Tours are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Requests can be submitted up to 90 days in advance and no less than 21 days in advance. You are encouraged to submit your request as early as possible as a limited number of spaces are available. All White House tours are free of charge. Metro stop: McPherson Square. Note: Tours are subject to cancellations or time changes. For the most up-to-date information about touring the White House, call the 24-hour Visitors Office Info Line at (202) 456-7041.