Washington DC Tourist News

Washington DC Metro Track Work Information for May 22-25, 2015 (Memorial Weekend)

Metro Train

  Washington, DC Metro track work information is available to help visitors and riders plan ahead for weekend travel changes. Metro is investing over 5 billion dollars in the reconstruction of its Metrorail system, and track work is expected on most weekends. Weekly updates are provided to inform travelers which lines are affected. This is […]

Now There’s an App for George Washington

mount vernon estate and gardens

Mount Vernon’s New App Brings Tours, a Plant Finder, Games, and Colonial Selfies to iPhones and Android-Powered Smartphones America’s most visited historic home has jumped into the 21st century with the launch of an innovative new app. The new Mount Vernon App is loaded with special features including interactive maps of George Washington’s estate, immersive […]

US Park Police Information and Prohibited Items for the “Concert for Valor” in Washington DC

The National Park Service has issued the following press release about the “Concert for Valor” in Washington DC: The National Park Service and the United States Park Police in cooperation with local, state and federal law enforcement, public safety and transportation agencies, have developed security, logistics and access plans for HBO’s permitted Concert for Valor. […]

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo Invertebrate Exhibit is Closed

National Zoo Invertebrate Exhibit

The following Press Release is from the National Zoo in Washington DC: The Smithsonian’s National Zoo Invertebrate Exhibit, home to dozens of small aquatic and terrestrial species without backbones, closed to the public Sunday, June 22, 2014. The last day to visit the Invertebrate House was Saturday, June 21, 2014. “This difficult decision is not a […]

National Cherry Blossom Festival Announces 2015 Event Dates

The organizers of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC have announced the following festival dates for 2015. The 2015 National Cherry Blossom Festival will begin the first day of spring, Friday, March 20, 2015, and continue through Sunday, April 12, 2015. The following signature events have also been scheduled: Pink Tie Party fundraiser […]

US Capitol Police Information for the Fourth of July Concert and Fireworks in Washington DC

The US Capitol Police have issued the following press release to help visitors to the National Mall for the Fourth of July events in Washington D.C.: A Capitol Fourth Concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Concert and Rehearsal Times “On Friday, July 4, 2014, at 8:00 p.m., A Capitol Fourth Concert will […]

The Washington Monument Reopened for Tours on May 12, 2014

The following press release is 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 […]