Welcome to Washington, DC

While in town for ETD2017 be sure to enjoy some amazing sites in the Washington, DC area. As part of the conference activities we will offer organized group tours including:

Click here to sign up for a group tour

Monuments and memorials, eclectic neighborhoods, true local flavor – Washington, DC is a place unlike any other. It’s your home away from home with free museums and America’s front yard. Plan your trip to the nation’s capital by checking out all the things to do, places to eat and ways to stay. We’ll see you soon.

Local Attractions

Museums and Art Galleries

Smithsonian Institution off the National Mall (FREE)
Hours: 10:00am – 5:30 pm
Metro Stops: Smithsonian and Federal Triangle (Blue/Orange/Silver Lines)
L’Enfant Plaza (Yellow/Green Line)
NOTE: The Freer Gallery of Art is closed for renovations until Oct. 2017

Postal Museum
2 Massachusetts Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20002
Metro Stop: Union Station (Red Line)

National Zoo
3001 Connecticut Avenue, W
Washington, D.C. 20008
Hours: Grounds: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (last admittance 6 p.m.)
Exhibit Buildings: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Metro Stops: Cleveland Park or Woodley Park-Zoo (Red Line)

Renwick Gallery
Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW
Washington, DC
Metro Stops: Farragut West (Blue/Orange/Silver Lines) or Farragut North (Red Line)

American Art Museum / Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
Hours: 11:30am-7:00pm
Metro Stop: Gallery Place-Chinatown (Red/Blue/Yellow Lines)

Other Art Galleries and Museums

National Gallery of Art (FREE)
Between 3rd and 9th Streets along Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001
Hours: Monday–Saturday: 10:00am–5:00pm; Sunday: 11:00AM–6:00pm
Metro Stop: Archives (Yellow Line)

Holocaust Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW
Washington, DC 20024
Free timed tickets are free required. Tickets reserved online before your visit are subject to a $1 transaction fee.
Metro stop: Smithsonian (Blue/Orange/Silver Lines)

National Building Museum ($$)
401 F Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 am–5 pm, and Sunday, 11 am–5 pm
Metro Stops: Judiciary Square (Red Line) or Gallery Place/Chinatown (Red/Yellow/Green Lines)

National Museum of Women in the Arts ($$)
1250 New York Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
Hours: M-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun. 12pm-5pm
Metro Stop: Metro Center (Red/Blue/Orange/Silver Lines)

Newseum ($$)
555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC, 20001
Hours: Sun-Sat. 9am-5pm
Metro Stop: Archives (Yellow Line)

Spy Museum ($$)
Between 9th and 8th Streets at 800 F Street, NW
Washington, D.C.
Metro Stop: Gallery Place/Chinatown (Red/Yellow/Green Line)

Folger Shakespeare Library (FREE walk-in tours)
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 2000

Ford’s Theatre (FREE, Timed tickets required)
511 10th St, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Tickets are free in-person. Tickets reserved online have a reservation fee of $3 per ticket.
Theatre/ Museum and Peterson House ticketed separately.
Hours: 9am-4:30pm (Schedule varies)
Metro Stop:  Metro Center (Red Line)

Government Buildings

National Archives (FREE)
Constitution Ave. NW
[between 7th & 9th St.]
Washington, DC 20408
Museum Hours: 10am-5:30pm
Metro Stop: Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter (Yellow/Green Line)

Library of Congress (FREE) – Guided and Self-Guided Tours
Thomas Jefferson Building
10 First Street SE
Washington, DC 20540
Metro Stop: Capitol South (Orange/Blue/Silver Lines)

Capitol Building/Visitor’s Center (Free) – tickets required for tours
First Street and East Capitol Street
Washington, D.C.
Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Saturday
Metro Stop: Capitol South (Orange/Blue/Silver Lines)

White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C.
Note: Guided and Self-Guided Tours must be reserved at least 21 days in advance.
Metro Stop: McPherson Square (Blue/Orange/Silver Lines)

Monuments and Memorials

National Mall Map
FDR Memorial
MLK Memorial
Jefferson Memorial
Metro Stop: Smithsonian (Blue/Orange/Silver Lines)

Lincoln Memorial + Museum
Metro Stop: Foggy Bottom (Blue/Orange/Silver Lines)

Washington Monument – closed until Spring 2019

Local Tours

Local Transportation

HistoryQuest DC –  An interactive GIS map stuffed with info on some 127,000 buildings in the District

Washington DC Office of Tourism

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Images and video courtesy of Destination DC