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James Madison’s home and burial place on Route 20, four miles south of Orange, Va. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily for tours. Admission $3.50-$7.50. 540/672-2728.

Mount Vernon

George and Martha Washington’s home and burial place at the south end of George Washington Memorial Parkway includes 25 new expanded galleries and theaters. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. April-August. $6-$13, children under 5 admitted free. 703/780-2000.

n George Washington’s Gristmill and Distillery. Admission to the site is $4 for adults, $2 for children ages 6-11, and free for children 5 and under. When combined with admission to Mount Vernon, tickets are $2 for adults, $1.50 for children ages 6-11, and free for children 5 and under.

National Archives

Pennsylvania Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial. 202/501-5000.

n Museum housing the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution including Bill of Rights.

National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Michigan Avenue and Fourth Street NE. 202/526-8300.

n Guided tours. 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1:30-4 p.m. Sunday

National World War II Memorial

17th Street between Constitution and Independence avenues NW. The public may visit 24 hours a day but rangers on hand to answer questions from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. daily. 800/639-4WW2.

Pope-Leighey House

9000 Richmond Highway, south of Alexandria. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. 703/780-4000, Ext. 27.


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