- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 1, 2007


Arlington National Cemetery

Memorial Drive, Arlington. 8 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. Admission free. 703/607-8000.

• Changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns. Starting every 30 minutes, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

Bureau of Engraving and Printing

14th and C streets SW. Visitor center: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tours: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday. Metro: Smithsonian. 202/874-2330.

• U.S. paper-currency tours every 15 minutes 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Monday-Friday. Photo ID required. Bags not allowed on the tour. 866/874-2330.

Clara Barton National Historic Site

5801 Oxford Road, Glen Echo. Admission free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Tours on the hour, starting at 10 a.m. 301/492-6245.

• The 1997 discovery of Clara Barton’s 1861-1868 Office to Locate Missing Soldiers.

Department of the Treasury

15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. 202/622-0896.

• Saturday morning tours are available by reservation only and must be made through congressional offices.


10th and E streets NW. 202/324-3447.

• Tours suspended until further notice.

Jefferson Memorial

South bank of the Tidal Basin. 202/426-6841. Open 8 a.m.-midnight daily. Metro: Smithsonian.

• Museum exhibits 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

Kennedy Center

F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. 202/416-8340.

• Tours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Free.

Lincoln Memorial

Constitution Avenue and 23rd Street NW. 8 a.m.-midnight daily. Metro: Foggy Bottom. 202/426-6841.

• Museum exhibits 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.


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. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. November-February. $6-$13, children younger than 5 are admitted free. 703/780-2000.

• 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 younger. 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 younger.

National Archives

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

• 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.

• 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 are there 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.


• Limited group tours available. Public tours must be reserved through your congressional office. 703/695-3325.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial

West Basin Drive. Metro: Smithsonian. Open 24 hours daily. Interpretive ranger staff on hand to answer questions 8 a.m.-11:45 p.m. 202/426-6841.

• Site explores the legacy of the 32nd president, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Trolley tours

n Old Town Trolley’s two-hour day tours make 18 stops including the White House, the Capitol and Arlington National Cemetery. Tours run 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. $32 adults, $16 children, free for children under 3. Evening tours also available. 202/832-9800.

U.S. Capitol

First Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 202/225-6827.

• Tours available 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free timed tickets can be obtained at 8:15 a.m. on the day of tour at the West Front of the Capitol.

• Exterior walking tours by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society. 10 a.m. Monday. Meet at the Massachusetts Avenue exit of the Union Station Metro stop. $10. 202/543-8919, Ext. 17.

U.S. Supreme Court

1 First St. NE. Open 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. 202/479-3030.

• Public lectures in the courtroom every half-hour 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. when the court is not hearing arguments. Public seating for arguments when the court is in session is on a first-come, first-served basis on the day the court meets. Call ahead to confirm court meeting location.

Vietnam War and Korean War memorials

Henry Bacon Drive and Daniel French Drive between Constitution and Independence avenues. 8 a.m.-midnight daily. Metro: Foggy Bottom. 202/426-6841.

Washington Monument

16th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202/619-PARK. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Timed tickets are available each day on a first-come, first-served basis at the 15th Street NW kiosk. 800/967-2283.

Washington National Cathedral

Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. 202/537-6200. 10 a.m.-7:45 p.m. daily, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday. Docent-guided tours 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 12:45 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday. No tours on holidays. $3 adults, $1 children.

• Tea tours 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday. Call for reservations and fee. 202/537-8993.

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202/456-7041 or 202/456-2322.

• Public tours available Tuesday through Saturday if they are arranged with a congressional office and if the group has at least 10 persons.

White House Visitor Center

1450 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202/208-1631.

• Open 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. daily.


Washington Photo Safari

4545 Connecticut Ave. NW. 620

• Weekly photo safaris all around the Washington area. Call for schedule. Most tours $69-$119. 877/512-5969 or washingtonphotosafari.com.

Washington Walks

• Weekly walks in Foggy Bottom, Georgetown, Lafayette Square, other neighborhoods. Call for schedule. Most tours $5-$10. 202/484-1565 or www.washingtonwalks.com.

Audubon Naturalist Society

Woodend Sanctuary, 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase. 301/652-9188 or https://www.audubonnaturalist.org

• The largest and oldest independent environmental organization in the region.

Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run

6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, April through mid-December. $2-$3. 703/903-9330.

• Fall Chores. Participatory event encouraging visitors to help the Colonial farm family prepare for winter with 18th century fall chores. Comfortable clothing, work gloves recommended. Weather permitting; call ahead if in doubt. 1-4 p.m. Nov. 4.

National Arboretum

3501 New York Ave. NE. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Closed Christmas and federal holidays. Free. 202/245-2726 or https://www.usna.usda.gov

• Make and Take: Harvest Arrangement. Arboretum Headhouse. Instruction in creating holiday floral centerpieces. 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 3. $39. Registration online or by mail. Information at 202/245-4521

• Fall Foliage and Fruit Exhibit. National Bonsai & Penjing Museum. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Through Nov. 4.

• Full Moon Hikes. Arboretum Grounds. 7-9 p.m. Nov. 23, 24. $19. Both nights filled.

National Zoological Park

3001 Connecticut Avenue NW. Grounds open 6 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, buildings 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily through March 31. Free. 202/633-4800 or https://nationalzoo.si.edu

• Zoo Lights. Thousands of LEDs will illuminate the zoo and bigger-than-life animal displays. Crafts, ice sculpting, choral groups, storytellers, refreshments. 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Nov. 28-Dec. 30. $6-$10, children under 2 free; $20 family pack of four tickets. Ticketmaster at 202/397-SEAT or see https://nationalzoo.si.edu/

Rock Creek Park Planetarium

Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Closed major holidays. 202/895-6070 or https://www.nps.gov/archive/rocr/planetarium

• Planetarium shows 1 p.m. Saturday, Sunday for children 4 and up; 4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday for children 7 and up. Afterschool show 4 p.m. Wednesday. April-November at adjacent Military Field, off Military Road.

Second Chance Wildlife Center

7101 Barcellona Drive, Gaithersburg. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 301/926-9453 or https://www.scwc.org

• The only rehabilitation facility for wildlife in the metro area. Orientation sessions for volunteers mid-February to mid-April.

U.S. Geological Survey National Center

12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston. 888/275-8747, https://www.usgs.gov

• USGS Open House. Showing more than 125 years of science, with live entertainment and more than 70 interactive and educational exhibits. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 3. Free.

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