Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama
 

Visiting D.C.

Are you planning a visit to Washington, DC? While you are in Washington, DC, I encourage you and your family to stop by my office. Whether you're coming on a short business trip, or an extended family vacation, my office can help you make arrangements for some of the more popular Federal attractions in our Nation's Capital.

Tour Requests

UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, tours of the Capitol Building, White House, Kennedy Center, Printing and Engraving, and Supreme Court building are currently closed until further notice.

Please Note: 

  • Library of Congress tours will resume on Thursday, July 15, 2021. Visitors will need to request a Free Timed-Entry Pass for every member of the party, everyone over the age of 2 will need to wear a face covering at all time, and groups can be no larger than 6. More information and where to reserve passes can be found at https://www.loc.gov/visit/know-before-you-go/

Memorials, Monuments, Museums, and Points of Interest:

The Corcoran Gallery of Art Museum

17th Street and New York Avenue, NW - one block west and south of the White House. The main entrance is on 17th Street. Special needs access is at 1701 E Street, around the corner from the 17th Street entrance. Phone: (202) 639-1700 Metro Stop: Four blocks from the Farragut West station or Farragut North station.

Department of the Interior Museum

The Interior Museum is currently closed due to COVID-19.

Ford's Theatre & Lincoln Museum

UPDATE: Ford’s Theatre & Lincoln Museum will reopen on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 and will require Free, Timed-Entry Passes. The Peterson House and Aftermath Exhibits will remain closed. More information and where to reserve tickets can be found here: https://www.fords.org/visit/historic-site/.

511 10th Street, NW - 10th Street Between E & F Streets. Telephone: (202) 426-6924. Metro Stop: the closest station to the theatre is Metro Center

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Memorial

900 Ohio Drive, S.W., near the Jefferson Memorial and the Potomac River.  There are park rangers available from 8 a.m. to midnight every day except Christmas Day. There are no fees to visit any of the monuments or memorials in the park.

Telephone: (202) 426-6841

Metro stop:  Smithsonian Metro stop comes out on the National Mall.

Hall of States Building

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444 North Capitol Street, NW. This building houses 32 state offices. For information call the Council of State Governments at (202) 624-5386.

Jefferson Memorial

South bank of the Tidal Basin - At the Swan Boathouse you can rent a paddle boat to cruise on the Basin. The Smithsonian Metro stop comes out on the National Mall. Phone: (202) 426-6841

Korean War Veterans Memorial

The memorial is staffed from 8 a.m. to midnight every day except December 25 by park rangers who are available to answer questions and present interpretive themes. A bookstore in the nearby Lincoln Memorial sells informational items relating to both the memorial and the Korean War. The Korean War Veterans Memorial is part of the National Park System, one of more than 360 parks representing our nation's natural and cultural heritage.

Address inquiries to: Superintendent, National Capital Parks-Central, 900 Ohio Drive SW, Washington, DC 20242.

Lincoln Memorial

West Potomac Park at the foot of 23rd Street, NW. Telephone: (202) 426-6895. Metro Stop: Foggy Bottom or the Smithsonian Metro stop which comes out on the National Mall.

National Building Museum

UPDATE: National Building Museum is open from Friday – Sunday every week. You can purchase tickets in advance or purchased at the Visitor Center. More information can be found here: https://www.nbm.org/visit/#hours.

401 F Street, NW, between 4th and 5th streets. Wheelchair access at 4th and G streets. Metro Stop: Judiciary Square - Red line. Telephone: (202) 272-2448.

National Mall and Memorial Parks

The sprawling lands of the National Mall & Memorial Parks include the Mall, the public promenade extending from 3rd Street near the Capitol to 14th Street, including the:

National Mall Walking Tour

Explore the National Mall with this walking tour provided by National Geographic.

National Geographic Museum at Explorers Hall

1145 17th & M Street.  Exhibits of famous scientific expeditions. Phone: 800 NGS LINE (800 647 5463); 800 548 9797 (TDD).

National Museum of American Jewish Military History

The Museum is currently closed due to COVID-19.

1811 R Street NW. Telephone: (202) 265-6280. Metro: Take Metro's Red Line to Dupont Circle. Leave through the Q Street exit. Walk one block north on Connecticut Avenue to R Street. Turn right and walk east two blocks to 18th Street.

National Postal Museum

UPDATE: The National Postal Museum will reopen on Friday, August 27 on a limited basis. More information can be found here: https://postalmuseum.si.edu/.

2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE in the Washington City Post Office Building on Capitol Hill (next to Union Station). Metro: Take Metro's Red Line to Union Station. Leave through the Massachusetts Avenue exit. As you get off the escalator, the National Postal Museum will be to your left.

Phillips Collection

UPDATE: The Phillips Collection is currently open from Tuesday – Sunday and requires you to reserve timed tickets beforehand. More information can be found here: https://www.phillipscollection.org/.

1600 21st Street, N.W. The Phillips Collection is located in the Dupont Circle area, one-half block off of Massachusetts Avenue on 21st Street, between Q and R Streets. Offices and Visitor information: (202) 387-2151. Metro Stop: RED line of the Metro to the Dupont Circle Station. Exit to Q street. At the top of the escalator, go left on Q street one block to 21st Street. The museum entrance is located halfway up 21st Street on the left.

Smithsonian Museums

The entrances to the West Building are located on Constitution Avenue at 6th Street, NW, on Madison Drive at 6th Street, NW, and on 4th Street between Constitution Avenue and Madison Drive, NW. The entrance for the East Building is located on 4th Street between Constitution Avenue and Madison Drive, NW.

UPDATE: All Museums require a Free Timed-Entry pass is required and can be reserved up to 30 days in advance. More information found here: https://www.si.edu/visit.

  • National Air and Space Museum – Open Friday, July 30
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture – Open
  • National Museum of American History – Open
  • National Museum of the American Indian – Open
  • National Museum of Natural History – Open
  • National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum – Open
  • Smithsonian Gardens and Order Exhibitions – No passes required
  • National Museum of African Art – Open Friday, July 16
  • National Museum of Asian Art Freer Gallery – Open Friday, July 16
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Castle) – Open Friday, July 30
  • Hirshhorn Museum – Open Friday, August 20

Textile Museum

The Museum is currently closed due to COVID-19.

2320 S Street, NW. Telephone: (202) 667-0441. Metro Stop: Take the red line to the Dupont Circle stop. Leave the station via the Q Street exit. Walk north on Connecticut Avenue. At the intersection of Connecticut Avenue, Florida Avenue and S Street cross Florida Avenue and go left. Take immediate right onto S Street. Continue walking up S Street 2 long blocks to The Textile Museum on the left.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

UPDATES: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum requires Free, Timed-Entry Tickets found on the Website or submit a request to our office. More information found here: https://www.ushmm.org/information/visit-the-museum/visitor-guidelines-and-safety-measures.

The Museum is located just south of Independence Ave., SW. between 14th Street and Raoul Wallenberg Place (formerly 15th St.). There is an entrance also on 14th street, next to the Bureau of Printing & Engraving. Permanent exhibition is recommended for ages 11 and up. Daniel's Story is recommended for ages 8 and up. The visit will take from an 1 1/2 to 3 hours. ONLY the Permanent Exhibition requires a timed entry pass to begin the self-guided tour of the Museum's primary exhibition. Passes are FREE and are NOT required for the Museum's other exhibitions, memorials, resources and facilities. Metro Stop: Smithsonian on the blue or orange lines exit at 12th and Independence Avenue. Telephone: (202) 488-0400.

United States Navy Memorial and Visitors Center

Located at 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 123, Washington, D.C, 20004-2608. The D.C. Metro's Green and Yellow Line stops at Archives-Navy Memorial, steps from our front door. There is a Motor Coach Drop on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, between 7th and 9th Streets, in front of the U.S. Navy Memorial. The Memorial offers a Concert Hotline at (202) 737-2300 ext. 768 for updated schedules or cancellations due to weather.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Henry Bacon Drive & Constitution Avenue, NW. Metro Stop:  Smithsonian Metro stop comes out on the National Mall. Telephone: (202) 426-6841.

Voice of America

Voice of America is currently closed due to COVID-19.

The Voice of America Studio Tour is a behind-the-scenes look at live broadcasting in radio, television, and the Internet in several of the 44 languages used by the VOA. Tours are free to the public, guided with audio and video features, and last 45 minutes. Reservations are recommended but not required. Tours are offered at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Voice of America is located at 330 Independence Ave., S.W. Washington, D.C. 20237 off of the Federal Center S.W. Metro stop on the Blue and Orange Lines. Phone: (202) 203-4990.

Washington Monument

The Washington Monument is currently closed due to COVID-19.

On the Mall at 15th Street, SW.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the booth located on the west side of 15th Street, NW, on the Mall. Advance Tickets (small fee charged):  Ticketmaster:  (DC Metro) 202-432-7328 (Outside DC) 1-800-551-7328. Facilities:  Bookstore, Restrooms, Museum.  Information: (202) 426-6841. Metro stop: Smithsonian

White House

The White House is currently closed due to COVID-19.

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Public tours of the White House are available for groups of 10 or more people. Requests must be submitted through one's Member of Congress and are accepted up to six months in advance. These self-guided tours are available from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday (excluding federal holidays), and are scheduled on a first come, first served basis approximately one month in advance of the requested date. We encourage you to submit your request as early as possible since a limited number of tours are available. All White House tours are free of charge. Metro: McPherson Square.

Note: Tours are subject to cancellations or time changes. For the most up-to-date information about touring and visiting the White House, call the 24-hour Visitors Office Info Line at 202-456-7041.