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|Arlington National Cemetery|
|Arlington National Cemetery
West of DC, across Potomac River
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:
|Monuments and Memorials|
|, Monuments and Memorials, A few
of the more popular
George Washington Memorial Parkway
Mt. Vernon, VA
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
|National Zoological Park|
|National Zoological Park
3000 block of Connecticut Ave.
National Zoological Park Web Site
Houses over 4,000 animals in indoor and outdoor exhibits.
On the Mall
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
|United States Capitol|
|United States Capitol
Capitol Hill, First Street
between Constitution and Independence Avenues
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
|U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum|
|U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
14th Street SW
South of Independence Ave.
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.
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
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.