Please note: All costs cited are for purposes of estimating only - actual charges may and probably will vary. These prices were based on information obtained in 1995 and 1996.


The Arlington National Cemetery - Open daily October through March from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm, & April through September from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00pm, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Amphitheater, the Custis-Lee Mansion & the graves of Presidents John F. Kennedy & William Howard Taft. Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier every hour on the hour & every half hour during the summer months. Narrated bus tour: Adults $2.75 Children $1.25 (the buses run one half hour after opening to one half hour before closing) - Telephone: 703-692-0931.

The Botanic Gardens - Maryland Avenue. SW Open daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm & 9:00am to 9:00pm during the summer months. Group tours are available by request except Saturday & Sunday or during any shows. Telephone: 202-225-8333 Metro: Federal center South West.

The Bureau of Engraving & Printing - 14th & C Streets, SW See how US currency is printed. Tours Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Closed Weekends, Federal Holidays & December 24 through January 3. Re-open January 4 with regular hours. Group tours not available. Telephone: 202 874-3319. Metro: Smithsonian.

The United States Capitol Building - Open 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., daily beginning in the Rotunda. Closed Christmas, New Year's & Thanksgiving. This is a guided tour, lasting approximately 20 minutes. Tours run every 5 to 10 minutes. The Visitor's Entrance is on the east side of the Capitol. Passes to the House of Representatives and Senate Visitor's Galleries are available in our office. Telephone: 202-224-3121. Metro: Capitol South or Union Station.

The Capital Children's Museum - The whole city block at 3rd and H streets, NE. About three blocks behind Union Station at 800 3rd Street, NE. The museum specializes in hands-on, interactive educational exhibits. Open daily from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Metro: Union Station.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) - Open 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Monday - Friday. This is a guided tour, lasting approximately 1 hour. Tours run every 20 minutes. Enter Rear of FBI Building on E Street between 9th & 10th Streets, NW. Closed on weekends & Federal holidays. A 45 to 60 minute tour leaves every 15 to 20 minutes. Congressional tours are not available, however your member of Congress can make reservations for you. Reservations are required for groups of 15 or more people. Telephone: 202-FBI-3447 Metro: Gallery Place.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - This tour is conducted by Friends of the Kennedy Center volunteers. Visitors should go to the Tour Desk on Motor Parking Lobby A, here tours leave approximately every 15 minutes and last about an hour. Telephone: 202-254-3774 Metro: Foggy Bottom/GWU.

The Library of Congress - Jefferson Building, First Street & Independence Avenue, SE. Tours are conducted at 10:00am, 1pm, and 3pm, Monday through Friday. These tours follow the showing of an orientation film which begins in the Visitors' Orientation Theater, Room LM-139 in Madison Building. Groups of 10 people or more need reservations. Telephone: 202-287-5458. Metro: Capitol South or Union Station .

The National Archives. - 7th & Constitution Avenue, NW. Open daily from 10:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Telephone: 202-523-3183.

The Old Post Office-Pavilion - 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Open Daily from 9:00am to 10:00pm. National Parks Service offers a tour of the bell tower with a splendid view of the city. The lines for this tour are normally much shorter than for the Washington Memorial. Telephone: 202-289-4224 Metro: Federal Triangle or Navy Memorial

The Pentagon - Across the 14th Street Bridge in Virginia (I-395). Open Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 3:30pm Tours every half hour. Sights to see: the Flag Corridor & Hall of Heroes. Telephone: 202-695-1776 Metro: Pentagon.

The Washington Navy Yard - at 9th & M Streets, SE, on the banks of the Anacostia River. The original buildings date back to the 1800's & contain the Navy Memorial Museum & Marine Corps Museum. The Navy Museum is free & opened from 10:00am to 4:00pm weekdays. Docked near the Navy Museum is a real Vietnam-era destroyer, the USS Barry. The USS Barry is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The Department of State - 2201 C Street, NW Tours are conducted Monday through Friday at 9:30am, 10:30 am, & 3:00pm. Tours are by reservation only. Telephone: 202-647-3241.

The Supreme Court - First Street & Maryland Avenue, NE. Open Monday through Friday on of Federal holidays. Tours & public lectures are conducted in the courtroom from 9:30am to 3:30pm every hour on the half hour, except when court is in session. No tours are given during August. Telephone: 202-647-3241 Metro: Capitol South or Union Station.

The Department of the Treasury - This building was built in 1836 and since then has served as the headquarters for the Treasury Department. The tour includes the history of the Treasury Department and the building's architecture history. This includes a tour of the Andrew Johnson suite, where, in 1865, President Johnson conducted official business for 6 weeks after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. It also includes the beautiful Salmon P. Chase suite, the Cash room (the site for Grant's inaugural reception), and the 1864 burglar proof vault. Entrance through Appointment Center doors located next to the White House on 15th street between F and G streets, NW. Metro: Metro Center. Hours: Saturday morning, lasting 90 minutes. Admission: free. For Tour information or to make an advanced reservation call 202-622-0896. For hearing impaired tours call 202-622-0692.

The United States National Arboretum - 444 acres of trees, shrubs and assorted plants in the northeast section of the District of Columbia. Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. 10:00am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday. Guide services for organized groups are available. Please make reservations for groups. Entrance: New York Avenue, NE. Metro: Stadium Armory on the blue or orange lines, then Bus number B-2, B-4, or B-5 to the intersection of Bladensburg Road and R Street, Walk east of R street 300 yards to the R street gate. Telephone: 202-637-7000.

The United States Naval Observatory - 34th and Massachusetts Avenue, NW. Evening hours are available Monday at 8:30pm, weather permitting, exception Federal holidays. Telephone: 202-653-1543.

The White House - 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Open Tuesday through Saturday, visitors are welcome from 10:00 am to 12 noon. The waiting area is not in effect between Labor Day & Memorial Day. This is a self-guided tour, however Tour Officers are stationed in each room to answer questions. Tickets are required for this tour during spring and summer months and can be acquired at no cost at the "Visitors Kiosk" on the Ellipse of the White House starting at 8:00 a.m. on the morning you wish to tour. Only one member of the family is required. A time will be issued for later in the day between 10am and noon.
Guided Tours (reserved through Congressional offices) -- There are only ten Congressional Tour tickets issued per office per week. Congressional offices are not guaranteed tickets. They are given out on a first come, first serve basis. Our office is required to submit names a month in advance. Since the White House is occasionally Closed for official events, it is recommended that visitors call in as far in advance as possible. White House Telephone: 202-456-7041. For more information: 202-456-2200. Metro: McPherson Square.

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