Washington DC
Attractions
Some of the More Popular attractions
in the Washington DC Area
Arlington National Cemetery 
Monuments and Memorials 
Mount Vernon 
National Zoological Park  
Smithsonian Institution 
United States Capitol 
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum  
White House 
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Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery 
West of DC, across Potomac River 
703-697-2131 
Arlington National Cemetery Web Site 

Arlington National Cemetery was established on the land of the former Robert E. Lee Estate, confiscated by the government in 1864. 

Within the cemetery: 
 

  • Arlington House - Restored mansion of Robert E. Lee - 703-557-0613
  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - Changing of the guard every half hour April to September, every hour the rest of the year.
  • Grave sites of President John F. Kennedy and brother Robert.

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    Monuments and Memorials
    , Monuments and Memorials, A few of the more popular 
     
  • Washington Monument - 15th and 17th Streets and Constitution Ave. Re-opened February 1999 after major restoration.
  • Lincoln Memorial - West end of the Mall at 23rd Street
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Constitution Gardens - west end of Mall
  • Korean War Veterans Memorial - near Lincoln Memorial between the Reflecting Pool and Independence Avenue
  • Jefferson Memorial - Tidal Basin, West Potomac Park
  • FDR Memorial - Tidal Basin between Lincoln and Jefferson memorials
  • Iwo Jima Statue (Marine Corps Memorial) - Rt. 50 near Arlington National Cemetery

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    Mount Vernon 
    Mount Vernon 
    George Washington Memorial Parkway 
    Mt. Vernon, VA 
    703-780-2000 
    Mount Vernon Web Site 

    Home of the first President.  George Washington's tomb and that of his wife, Martha are located on the estate.  Tours daily, admission fee. 
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    National Zoological Park 
    National Zoological Park 
    3000 block of Connecticut Ave. 
    202-673-4800 
    National Zoological Park Web Site 

    Houses over 4,000 animals in indoor and outdoor exhibits. 
    Giant Panda is fed daily at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. 
    Sea lion training at 11:30 a.m. 
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    Smithsonian Institution
    Smithsonian Institution 
    On the Mall 
    202-357-2700 
    Smithsonian Institution 
     
    Highlights 

    National Air and Space Museum - Spectacular IMAX films, Wright Brothers' plane, walk-through orbital workshop, space capsules, moon rocks. 

    National Museum of Natural History - Dinosaur skeletons, insect zoo. 

    National Museum of American History - American Flag that flew over Ft. McHenry inspiring the writing of the National Anthem, First Ladies' Inaugural gowns, Hope Diamond. 

    National Gallery of Art - houses works by Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Anthony van Dyck, Pablo Picasso, and Jackson Pollock.  There are paper cutouts by Matisse and sculptures by Alexander Calder.  Other works include those of Albert Bierstadt, Claude Monet, Clyfford Still and Andy Warhol. 
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    United States Capitol 
    United States Capitol 
    Capitol Hill, First Street 
    between Constitution and Independence Avenues 
    202-225-6827 
    United States Capitol Web Site 

    Tours are conducted daily from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.  Gallery passes for House or Senate can be obtained by contacting your representative or Senator. 
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    U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
    U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 
    14th Street SW 
    South of Independence Ave. 
    202-488-0400 
    U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Web Site 

    Timed passes are necessary, museum is free.  Same day passes available starting at 10 a.m. at office on 14th Street side of building.  Allow 3 hours for tour.  To obtain advance tickets, 4 per person, phone 800-400-9373 or 703-218-6500.  There is a service charge for advance tickets, but if you are visiting during peak summer months, the same day availability is limited and lines start to form as early as 6 a.m. 
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    White House 
    White House 
    1600 Pennsylvania Avenue 
    202-456-7041 
    White House Web Site 

    The White House, the official residence of the President of the United States is open for self-guided tours Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  Tour is free, but tickets are necessary during peak times. Tickets are obtained at the White House Visitor's Center on the corner of E and 15th Streets.  Center is open daily from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. 
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    Updated 22 February 1999