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Honorable Mark Sanford

Representing the 1st District of South Carolina

Washington, DC Tourism Information

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. Telephone: (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 for renovations.

Ford's Theatre & Lincoln Museum
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 SW, 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
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 paddleboat to cruise on the Basin. The Smithsonian Metro stop comes out on the National Mall. Telephone: (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
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 and 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. Telephone: 800-NGS-LINE (800-647-5463); 800-548-9797 (TDD).

National Museum of American Jewish Military History
1811 R Street NW. Telephone: (202) 265-6280. Metro stop: 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
2 Massachusetts Avenue NE in the Washington City Post Office Building on Capitol Hill (next to Union Station). Metro stop: 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
1600 21st Street NW. 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.

Textile Museum
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 two long blocks to the Textile Museum on the left.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The Museum is located just south of Independence Avenue SW between 14th Street and Raoul Wallenberg Place (formerly 15th Street). 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 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 NW, Suite 123, Washington, DC 20004-2608. The DC Metro's Green and Yellow Lines stop 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
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 Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20237 off of the Federal Center SW Metro stop on the Blue and Orange Lines. Telephone: (202) 203-4990.

Washington Monument
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 area) 202-432-7328 (Outside DC) 1-800-551-7328. Facilities: Bookstore, Restrooms, and Museum. Information: (202) 426-6841. Metro stop: Smithsonian

White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Public tours of the White House are available. Requests must be submitted through one's Member of Congress. These self-guided tours are available from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Fridays, and 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturdays (excluding federal holidays or unless otherwise noted). Tour hours will be extended when possible based on the official White House schedule. Tours are scheduled on a first come, first served basis. Requests can be submitted up to six months in advance and no less than six weeks in advance. You are encouraged to submit your request as early as possible, as a limited number of spaces are available. All White House tours are free of charge. Metro stop: 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