Washington DC Tourism Information

Memorials, Monuments, Museums, and Points of Interest

Ford's Theatre & Lincoln Museum

511 10th Street, NW - 10th Street Between E & F Streets. Telephone: (202) 426-6924. Metro Stop: the closest station to the theatre is Metro Center

National Mall and Memorial Parks

The sprawling lands of the National Mall & Memorial Parks include the Mall, the public promenade extending from 3rd Street near the Capitol to 14th Street, including the:

National Mall Walking Tour

Explore the National Mall with this walking tour provided by National Geographic.

Smithsonian Museums

The entrances to the West Building are located on Constitution Avenue at 6th Street, NW, on Madison Drive at 6th Street, NW, and on 4th Street between Constitution Avenue and Madison Drive, NW. The entrance for the East Building is located on 4th Street between Constitution Avenue and Madison Drive, NW.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The Museum is located just south of Independence Ave., SW. between 14th Street and Raoul Wallenberg Place (formerly 15th St.). There is an entrance also on 14th street, next to the Bureau of Printing & Engraving. Permanent exhibition is recommended for ages 11 and up. Daniel's Story is recommended for ages 8 and up. The visit will take from an 1 1/2 to 3 hours. ONLY the Permanent Exhibition requires a timed entry pass to begin the self-guided tour of the Museum's primary exhibition. Passes are FREE and are NOT required for the Museum's other exhibitions, memorials, resources and facilities. Metro Stop: Smithsonian on the blue or orange lines exit at 12th and Independence Avenue. Telephone: (202) 488-0400.

Washington Monument

On the Mall at 15th Street, SW.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the booth located on the west side of 15th Street, NW, on the Mall. Advance Tickets (small fee charged):  Ticketmaster:  (DC Metro) 202-432-7328 (Outside DC) 1-800-551-7328. Facilities:  Bookstore, Restrooms, Museum.  Information: (202) 426-6841. Metro stop: Smithsonian

White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Public tours of the White House are available. Requests must be submitted through one's Member of Congress.  These self-guided tours are available from 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM Tuesday through Thursday, 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM Fridays, and 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM Saturdays (excluding federal holidays or unless otherwise noted). Tour hours will be extended when possible based on the official White House schedule. Tours are scheduled on a first come, first served basis. It is recommended that White House tour requests be submitted 90 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: McPherson Square.
Note: Tours are subject to cancellations or time changes. For the most up-to-date information about touring and visiting the White House, call the 24-hour Visitors Office Info Line at 202-456-7041