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Cultural Points of Interest in Washington

The Smithsonian Institution (Entrance to these museums is free)

Library of Congress
Second Street and Independence Avenue SE (Metro: Blue/Orange Capitol South)
(202) 707-5000

Folger Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol Street SE
(202) 544–4600

National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue NW
(202) 783-5000

Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 17th Street NW
(202) 639-1700

Phillips Collection
1600 21st Street NW
(202) 387-2151

The Kreeger Museum (home designed by Philip Johnson)
2401 Foxhall Road NW
(202) 338-3552

Hillwood Museum and Gardens
4155 Linnean Avenue NW
(202) 686-8500

Dumbarton Oaks
1703 32nd Street NW
(202) 339-6401
Although the gardens are open, the museum is closed for renovation: 20 objects from its Byzantine Collection are on display at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore

National Building Museum
401 F Street NW
(202) 272-2448

Art Museum of the Americas
201 18th Street NW
(202) 458-6301

Anderson House Museum (home of the Society of the Cincinnati)
2118 Massachusetts Avenue NW
(202) 785-2040

National Cryptologic Museum (National Security Agency)
9800 Savage Road (Fort Meade, Md.)
(301) 688-5849

National Geographic Society—Explorers Hall
1145 17th Street NW
(202) 857-7588

National Headquarters of the Daughters of the American Revolution
1776 D Street NW
(202) 879-3254

Pope John Paul II Cultural Center
3900 Harewood Road NE
(202) 635-5400

U.S. Chess Center Museum and Hall of Fame
1501 M Street NW
(202) 857-4922

Woodrow Wilson House
2340 S Street NW
(202) 387-4062

National Mall
For National Mall information, call (202) 426-6841

African American Civil War Memorial (there is also a Museum at 1200 U Street NW)
U and 10th Streets NW

Mary McLeod Bethune Council House
1318 Vermont Avenue NW
(202) 673-2402

Arlington Memorial Bridge
Span between Lincoln Memorial and Arlington National Cememtery

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, Virginia
(703) 607-8000

Historic Congressional Cemetery (location of one of the September 11 Memorial Groves)
1801 E Street SE
(202) 543-0539

Memorial Groves
Nine outdoor memorial spaces honoring the memory of the victims of the September 11 attacks

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal
Between Georgetown and Cumberland, Md.

Ford's Theatre amd Petersen House
10th and E Streets NW

Old Stone House
Oldest building in Washington, built in 1765
Rock Creek Park

Frederick Douglass House
1411 W Street SE
(202) 426-5961

National Aquarium—Washington
14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW
Department of Commerce Building
(202) 482-2825

U.S. Botanic Garden
245 First Street SW
(202) 225-8333

U.S. Naval Observatory
3450 Massachusetts Avenue NW
(202) 762-1489

U.S. Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center
701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 123
(202) 737-2300

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW
(202) 488-0400

United States Capitol
East Capitol Street and 1st Street NW
(202) 225-6827

National Archives
700 Constitution Avenue NW
(866) 272-6272

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
(202) 456-2121

FBI Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
(202) 324-3000

Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Department of the Treasury, produces bills of federal currency)
14th and C Streets SW
(202) 874-3019

National Academies of Sciences
2101 Constitution Avenue NW
(202) 334-2415

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Roman Catholic)
Fourth Street and Michigan Avenue NE (Metro: Red Line, Brookland/CUA)
Daily Masses, Mass with Professional Choir on Sundays, 12 noon
(202) 526-8300

Washington National Cathedral (Episcopalian)
Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues NW
Choir of Men and Boys (or Men and Girls): Sundays, 11 am Holy Eucharist (nave), 4 pm Evensong (great choir); Monday to Thursday, 5:30 pm Choral Evensong
(202) 537-6200

Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway (Mount Vernon, Va.)
(703) 780-2000

Monticello (home of Thomas Jefferson)
Route 53 (Charlottesville, Va.)
(434) 984-9822

Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Drive (Baltimore, Md.)
(410) 396-7100

Walters Art Museum
600 North Charles Street (Baltimore, Md.)
(410) 547-9000

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