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Free admission:
  • Smithsonian museums & the National Zoo (DC, VA)
  • American Indian Museum Heye Center (NYC)
  • Note: Tickets are not used for general admission.
Entry fee required:
  • Cooper-Hewitt Museum (NYC) (closed for renovation)
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Tourist Information and Sightseeing

In addition to Washington's many national monuments and federal buildings, the museum-goer will find that many museums and galleries, located throughout the city, have distinctive collections.

Sample of sites with free tours

Jefferson Memorial Blossoms by Jeff Tinsley

Information on visiting Washington, D.C.



  • Destination DC
  • www.washington.org
  • Phone: 202-789-7000 (tape)
  • Address: 901 Seventh Street, NW, 4th Floor
    Washington, DC 20001

  • CULTURAL TOURISM D.C.
  • www.culturaltourismdc.org
  • Phone: 202-661-7581
  • Address:1250 H Street, NW, Suite 1000
    Washington, DC 20005

  • D.C. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE's VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER
  • www.dcchamber.org
  • Phone: 1-866-324-7386; 202-347-7201
  • Address: 1213 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20005

  • NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
  • www.nps.gov
  • Phone: 202-208-4747 (tape)
  • Dial-a-Park: 202-619-7275 (tape)
  • Address: 1849 C Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20240

Information on visiting outside of Washington, D.C.


  • MARYLAND OFFICE OF TOURISM DEVELOPMENT
  • www.mdisfun.org
  • Phone: 1-866-639-3526 (voice)
  • Address: 401 East Pratt St.
    14th Floor
    Baltimore, MD 21202

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