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84 Best Washington D.C. Attractions Every Tourist Must See

84 Most Popular Attractions in Washington D.C.

1. National Mall and Memorial Parks

  • The memorable sculptures and monuments in the National Mall provide many of the most powerful visuals one associates with the nation’s capital, or, indeed,
  • Free
  • 202-426-6841
  • National Mall, Washington, D.C., DC, United States
  • Opening Times 24 hours a day, year-round
  • 10

Tickets & Tours

2. Georgetown Waterfront Park

  • Free
  • Georgetown Waterfront Park, Water Street Northwest, Washington, DC, USA
  • Open 24 hours

3. Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens

  • Free
  • Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, Anacostia Avenue Northeast, Washington, DC, USA
  • Daily 8am-4pm

4. Freer Gallery of Art

  • Free
  • 12 Jefferson Drive Southwest, Washington D.C., DC, United States
  • will reopen on Oct 2017 Daily 10am-5:30pm

5. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

  • Free
  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Avenue Southwest, Washington D.C., DC, United States
  • Daily 10am-5:30pm

6. The National Portrait Gallery

  • Free
  • National Portrait Gallery, 8th Street Northwest, Washington, DC, United States
  • Daily 11am-7:30pm
  • 1

7. U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

  • Free
  • The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, First Street Northeast, Washington, D.C., DC, United States
  • Mon-Sat 8:30am-4:30pm

8. United States Capitol

  • The United States Capitol houses the House of Representatives and the Senate, the legislative branches of the national government. In addition to its significance
  • Free
  • 202-226-8000
  • Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, United States
  • Monday through Saturday 8:30am-4:30pm
  • 4

Tickets & Tours

9. United States Botanic Garden

  • Free
  • United States Botanic Garden, Maryland Avenue Southwest, Washington, DC, United States
  • Daily 10am–5pm

10. Arlington National Cemetery

  • The United States’ most prominent military cemetery contains graves of some 400,000 men and women honored for their contributions to the nation. A number
  • Free
  • 877-907-8585
  • Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA, United States
  • 7 Days a week: 365 days. Usulay from 8am - 7pm
  • 2

Tickets & Tours

11. Renwick Gallery

  • Free
  • Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, United States
  • Daily 10am-5:30pm

12. White House and President’s Park

  • One of the most famous buildings in the world stands at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. The historic residence of the United States President
  • Free
  • 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C., DC 20001, United States
  • White House Tours : Tue-Thu: 7:30am-11am, Fridays: 7:30am-Noon, Saturdays: 7:30am-1pm.
  • 10

Tickets & Tours

13. Capital One Arena

  • Price varies depending on events
  • Capital One Arena, F Street Northwest, Washington, DC, USA
  • Time varies depending on events

14. Anacostia Community Museum

  • Free
  • Anacostia Community Museum, Fort Place Southeast, Washington D.C., DC, United States
  • Daily 10am–5pm

15. Smithsonian National Postal Museum

  • Free
  • Smithsonian National Postal Museum, Massachusetts Avenue Northeast, Washington, DC, United States
  • Daily 10am-5:30pm

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