Things to Do

It's not too early to start planning your trip to Washington DC and securing timed entry passes for museums you want to make sure you see while you are there.

For instance, timed entry passes for the new National Museum of African American History and Culture will be released February 7th at 9 am ET for May—and they go fast!

Each museum’s website gives information for planning your trip. Here are few attractions:

  • National Museum of African American History and Culture

    Celebrating American history through the African American lens. More info...

  • Ford’s Theatre

    Ford’s Theatre is a popular place to visit. We recommend you reserve your tickets in advance. More info...

  • Art Museum of Americas

    Free Admission Tuesday – Sunday. More info...

  • Smithsonian Natural History Museum

    Free Admission Monday – Sunday. More info...

  • Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe

    Providing patrons with access to the best books we can procure and to the most delicious, varied food we can produce. More info...

  • National Mall

    National Mall and Memorial Parks maintains a museum collection for each of its major memorials. These are commemorative spaces that allow visitors to reflect on the people and events honored at each memorial. Visit the website to get more information about the places you will see when you stroll down the National Mall. More info...

  • Library of Congress

The Washington Memorial is currently closed.

The ECPA contracted hotel, The Darcy, has an excellent resource on their website at https://www.thedarcyhotel.com/neighborhood which lists area museums, attractions, restaurants, entertainment, etc.

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