Visiting Washington, D.C.


Washington, D.C. is home to historic government buildings, iconic monuments, and national museums, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Most of the city’s attractions are free and easily accessible by metro, bus, or foot. Many museums and federal institutions allow you to schedule tours directly through their website. Our congressional office can also help arrange tours of the White House and the U.S. Capitol (more info).

Below are several popular sites around the nation’s capitol. While in D.C., Utahns from the 1st Congressional District are always welcome to swing by the congressional office to say hello. The office is located at 123 Cannon House Office Building.

Government Buildings

White House** [website]

Library of Congress [website]

U.S. Capitol** [website]

U.S. Supreme Court [website]

National Archives** [website]

U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing** [website]


Historical Monuments

Washington Monument [website]

Lincoln Memorial [website]

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial [website]

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial [website]

Jefferson Memorial [website]


War Memorials

Vietnam Veterans Memorial [website]

World War II Memorial [website]

Korean War Memorial [website]

Iwo Jima Memorial [website]

Arlington Cemetery [website]


Museums and Other Attractions

National Air and Space Museum [website]

National Museum of Natural History [website]

National Museum of American History [website]

Hirshhorn Museum [website]

National Zoo [website]

National Gallery of Art [website]

Botanical Gardens [website]

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum** [website]

National Museum of Crime and Punishment* [website]

Newseum* [website]

International Spy Museum* [website]

Ford’s Theatre** [website]

National Cathedral [website]

Mount Vernon* [website]

For other Museums please visit the Smithsonian’s official website [website]


Getting around DC

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority [website] [metro map]

Circulator Buses [website]

Map of Capitol Hill [map]

* Admittance fee required

**Advanced tickets may be required

Points of Interest for Washington, D.C.

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