Activities & Resources
Blogs & Sites
Location: 901 7th Street, NW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC
Destination DC (formerly known as the Washington, DC Convention & Tourism Corporation) runs the official tourism website for DC, which features tons of visitor information, such as hotels, even...
Location: 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington, DC
The Smithsonian National Postal Museum is located on the lower level of the old Post Office Building, which was constructed in 1914 and served as the DC post office from 1914 through 1986. The ...
Location: Washington, DC
The Cultural Tourism DC website is a great resource for visitors and residents alike, offering most of the standard museum info, etc., but focusing more on neighborhoods, heritage trails, and t...
Location: 600 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Visiting the National Gallery is really a life-long project. The museum is simply vast - comprised of two buildings that actually have different addresses! The focus in the East Building is on ...
Location: 1600 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC
The Phillips Collection makes a nice alternative to the sometimes overwhelming enormity of the Smithsonian behemoth museum experience. The collection is a wealth of impressionist, post-impressi...
Location: 511 10th Street, NW, Washington, DC
Ford's Theatre is no musty, historic relic, but rather a live, working theatre located in downtown DC. Lincoln loved the theatre, after all, and the fact that this was the scene of Booth's succ...
Location: 1411 W Street, SE, Washington, DC
Visitors to the former home (from 1877 to 1895) of Frederick Douglass, the Nation's leading 19th-century African American spokesman, learn about his efforts to abolish slavery and his struggle for hum...
Location: 144 Constitution Avenue, NE, Washington, DC
The Sewall-Belmont House and Museum offers a unique opportunity to learn about the suffrage campaign in the early 20th Century and the determination of women to obtain equal rights. The house a...
Location: 1000 Jefferson Drive, SW, Washington, DC
Completed in 1855, the original Smithsonian Institution Building, popularly known as "the Castle" and centrally located on the National Mall, today houses the Smithsonian Information Center - a...
Location: 15th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
The Washington Monument is one of Washington's most popular tourist attractions, not only because of its fascinating history, but because it's one of the few places in DC with enough height to ...
Location: 1st Street, NE & Maryland Avenue, NE, Washington, DC
The Supreme Court offers a variety of educational programs. Exhibits, which are changed periodically, and a theater, where a film on the Supreme Court is shown, are located on the ground floor....
Location: E. Capitol Street & 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC
When Congress is in session, US residents can obtain US Capitol tour passes by visiting their State Representative's office, located just across Independence Avenue from the Capitol, or their S...
Location: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Public tours of the White House are available for groups of 10 or more people. Requests must be submitted through your Member of Congress and are accepted up to six months in advance. The self-...
Location: 935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Tours of the Federal Bureau of Investigation are closed indefinitely due to extensive renovations.
Location: 1250 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
In the years since its opening in 1987, the National Museum of Women in the Arts has presented more than 150 exhibitions, and has also acquired important works by Frida Kahlo, Mary Cassatt, Geo...