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AFRICAN-AMER­I­CAN CIVIL WAR ME­MO­RIAL AND MU­SEUM Bronzes of African-Amer­i­can Union sol­diers, sailors; sur­round­ing walls list 200,000 etched names of sol­diers and of­fi­cers. 10th St. & Ver­mont Ave. NW; mu­seum at 1925 Ver­mont Ave. NW ( Tues.- Fri. 10 a.m.6:30 p.m., Sat. till 4 p.m., Sun. noon- 4 p.m.), 202.667.2667 Metro: U St.- Car­dozo


In­terred here, thou­sands of vet­er­ans and govern­ment per­son­nel. Chang­ing of the guards ev­ery half hour. Daily 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Self- guided tours free; bus tour $13.50, chil­dren (4-12) $6.75. 214 McNair Road, Ar­ling­ton, Va., 877.907.8585 Metro: Ar­ling­ton Ceme­tery

Kennedy Gravesites— John F. Kennedy’s grave with eter­nal flame, be­side grave of his wife Jac­que­line and near graves of brothers Robert and Ed­ward Tomb of the Un­knowns— Gravesites of one uniden­ti­fied sol­dier from each World War and the Korean War; Viet­nam War sol­dier’s tomb empty since iden­ti­fi­ca­tion in 1998

Iwo Jima Me­mo­rial— Bronze Ma­rine Corps Me­mo­rial near the Nether­lands Car­il­lon Women in Mil­i­tary Ser­vice

for Amer­ica me­mo­rial— Arch and Hall of Honor for nearly two mil­lion women of the U. S. armed forces

Ar­ling­ton House— For­mer hill­top home of Con­fed­er­ate General Robert E. Lee


A 7.5-acre land­scaped park of wa­ter­falls, tableaux pay­ing homage to the 32nd pres­i­dent. Bronze sculp­tures (some by Ge­orge Se­gal) and bas-re­liefs de­pict Roo­sevelt, wife Eleanor, dog Fala, plus scenes from the De­pres­sion through WWII. Ac­ces­si­ble 24 hours. West Po­tomac Park along Basin Drive SW, 202.426.6841 Metro: Smith­so­nian (half a mile)


At the Tidal Basin, John Rus­sell Pope’s neo­clas­si­cal mar­ble mon­u­ment for the third U. S. pres­i­dent and main author of the Dec­la­ra­tion of In­de­pen­dence. Ac­ces­si­ble 24 hours. Ranger talks ev­ery hour 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Book­store. Park­ing (south side). South end of 15th St. SW, 202.426.6841


World’s largest li­brary holds more than 130 mil­lion books, manuscripts, ob­jects. Guten­berg Bi­ble, re- cre­ation of Thomas Jef­fer­son’s found­ing col­lec­tion. “Base­ball’s Great­est Hits: The Music of Our National Game,” orig­i­nal sheet music mark­ing the evo­lu­tion of the sport from be­fore the Civil War to to­day,

through July 22. “Echoes of the Great War: Amer­i­can Ex­pe­ri­ences of World War I,” doc­u­ments, ar­ti­facts, pho­to­graphs and more delv­ing into a con­flict that for­ever changed the world; “Herblock Gallery cel­e­brat­ing the ed­i­to­rial car­toon­ist’s in­flu­en­tial work, both on­go­ing. Mon.Sat. 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Tours. Free. Jef­fer­son Build­ing, 10 First St. SE, 202.707.8000; James Madi­son Me­mo­rial Build­ing, 101 In­de­pen­dence Ave. SE, 202.707.9779 Metro: Capi­tol South


The new­est me­mo­rial on the National Mall, com­mem­o­rat­ing the life and work of the civil rights leader. A nearly 30-foot-high statue of King emerges from a gran­ite block, the Stone of Hope, and in­scrip­tion walls bear his elo­quent words. Ac­ces­si­ble 24 hours. North­west cor­ner of Tidal Basin at the in­ter­sec­tion of West Basin Drive SW & In­de­pen­dence Ave. SW, 888.484.3373


The “Char­ters of Free­dom”— Bill of Rights, U. S. Con­sti­tu­tion, Dec­la­ra­tion of In­de­pen­dence. The­ater with free films. David M. Ruben­stein Gallery, Vis­i­tor Ori­en­ta­tion Plaza. ” Records of Rights,” per­sonal doc­u­ments of African-Amer­i­cans, women and im­mi­grants plus the 1297 Magna Carta, and “Dis­cov­ery and Re­cov­ery: Pre­serv­ing Iraqi Jewish Her­itage,” the jour­ney to save 2,700 books and tens of thou­sands of doc­u­ments record­ing this once-vi­brant com­mu­nity, both on­go­ing.

Daily 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Last ad­mis­sion at 5 p.m.) Gift shop. Free. 700 Penn­syl­va­nia Ave. NW (en­ter ro­tunda on Con­sti­tu­tion Ave. NW), 877.874.7616 Metro: Ar­chives- Navy Me­mo­rial


Pierre L’En­fant’s grand landscape from the U. S. Capi­tol to the Lin­coln Me­mo­rial. All memo­ri­als free, open 24 hours.

U. S. Capi­tol— At the east end, home of the U. S. Congress since 1800 (Mon.Sat. 8: 30 a. m.- 4: 30 p. m.). See Vis­i­tor Cen­ters list­ings for more info. 202.225.6827, Capi­tol: 202.224.3121 Metro: Capi­tol South Wash­ing­ton Mon­u­ment— World’s tallest free­stand­ing ma­sonry struc­ture with elevator (closed un­til 2019 for

re­pairs) to mu­seum, ob­ser­va­tion deck. 15th St. NW, 202.426.6841 Metro: Smith­so­nian Lin­coln Me­mo­rial— Greek- style tem­ple with statue by Daniel Chester French. Visi­tors cen­ter daily 8 a. m.-mid­night. Gift shop. South of Con­sti­tu­tion Ave. NW at 23rd St., 202.426.6841 Metro: Foggy Bot­tom- GWU (1 mile)

Korean War Vet­er­ans

Me­mo­rial— The Pool of Re­mem­brance, steel sol­diers, gran­ite re­lief. In­de­pen­dence Ave. & Daniel French Drive SW, 202.426.6841 Metro: Foggy Bot­tom- GWU (1 mile) World War II Me­mo­rial— Neo­clas­si­cal plaza ded­i­cated to 400,000 Amer­i­can lives lost. 17th St. NW be­tween Con­sti­tu­tion & In­de­pen­dence aves., 202.426.6841 Metro: Smith­so­nian (five blocks) Viet­nam Vet­er­ans

Me­mo­rial— Maya Lin’s dra­matic trib­ute in­scribed with more than 58,000 names of dead or miss­ing sol­diers. Fig­u­ra­tive sculp­tures hon­or­ing sol­diers, nurses. Direc­to­ries of names. Con­sti­tu­tion Ave. NW be­tween 21st & 22nd sts., 202.426.6841 Metro: Foggy Bot­tom- GWU (1 mile)


U. S. Dept. of De­fense HQ and nerve cen­ter for com­mand and con­trol. On-site me­mo­rial (ac­ces­si­ble 24 hours) ded­i­cated to 184 lives lost there in the 9/11 at­tack. Tours Mon.- Fri. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Re­serve on­line at least one week prior. Group tours. Free. Army Navy Drive & Fern St., Ar­ling­ton, Va., 703.697.1776 Metro: Pen­tagon


The na­tion’s high­est tri­bunal. Jus­tices con­vene Oc­to­ber through June in public ses­sions. Lines form to hear whole ar­gu­ments (seat­ing starts at 9:30 a.m.) or three-minute por­tions (seat­ing starts at 10 a.m.). Lines re-form af­ter lunch. When court isn’t sit­ting, lec­tures on the half hour from 9:30 a.m.3:30 p.m. Mon.- Fri. 9 a.m.4:30 p.m. Free. Cafe­te­ria, gift shop. Plaza-level en­trance fa­cil­i­tates se­cu­rity checks for en­try. First St. NE be­tween Mary­land Ave. & E. Capi­tol St., 202.479.3030 Metro: Capi­tol South


By ar­chi­tect James Ingo Freed, Amer­ica’s only national me­mo­rial to geno­cide. More than 900 ar­ti­facts, 70 video mon­i­tors, four the­aters, con­tem­po­rary art, room for reflection. Daily 10 a.m.5:20 p.m. Gift shop, cafe, li­brary (Mon.- Fri. 10 a.m.5 p.m.) Free. 100 Raoul Wal­len­berg Place SW (14th St. main en­try), 202.488.0400 Metro: Smith­so­nian


Pres­i­den­tial res­i­dence from the time of John Adams.

Photo ops from north and south gates. Self- guided public tour re­quests must be sub­mit­ted through a mem­ber of Congress at least 21 days ahead. Tours Tues.-Thurs. 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Fri.-Sat. 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. See Vis­i­tor Cen­ters list­ing for more info. 1600 Penn­syl­va­nia Ave. NW Metro: McPher­son Sq or Far­ragut West

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