Washington DC Tourist News

The Washington Monument to Reopen for Tours on May 12, 2014

The following press release if from the National Park Service: Washington, D.C. – The National Park Service (NPS) announced that the remaining scaffolding surrounding the Washington Monument will begin to come down this week in preparation for the Monument’s re-opening on May 12 after a 32-month closure due to damage from an earthquake. The National […]

American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial in Washington, D.C. to be Dedicated on October 5, 2014

American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial

Washington, D.C. – March 18, 2014 – Following its most recent site visit to inspect construction progress, and in consultation with general contractor Turner Construction Company, the Board of Directors of the Disabled Veterans’ Life Memorial Foundation is pleased to announce that it has selected October 5, 2014 as the date for the dedication ceremony […]

Metro Track Work Will Take a Break During Cherry Blossom Season

Metro Cherry Blossoms

The following press release is from Metro in Washington DC: Metro will take a four-week break from its aggressive rebuilding efforts to accommodate customers traveling during Cherry Blossom season, General Manager and CEO Richard Sarles announced today. “While the weekend work is necessary to rebuild the system’s infrastructure, we are in a position to take […]

2014 Cherry Blossom Festival Peak Bloom Dates Announced

The National Park Service announced that the cherry blossom peak bloom dates will be April 8 – 12, 2014. Peak bloom is defined as when 70% of the blossoms are open. Changes in weather conditions may affect the peak bloom dates, but if it does, new dates will be announced. For more information on the Cherry […]

Library of Congress National Book Festival to Move to the Convention Center

The National Book Festival, in its 14th Year, to Feature Evening Activities, International Pavilion The following is a press release from the Library of Congress: The Library of Congress National Book Festival will take place Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., with new and exciting offerings – […]