Washington DC Tourist News

Washington DC Metro Track Work Information for July 31 – August 2, 2015

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 […]

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.: Updated July 1, 2015 A Capitol Fourth Concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Concert and Rehearsal Times “On Saturday, July 4, 2015, from 8:00 pm to […]

DC Circulator Now Has National Mall Route Bus Service

The following is a press release from the DC Circulator: Mayor Muriel Bowser, National Park Service Acting Superintendent Karen Cucurullo and District Department of Transportation Director Leif Dormsjo announced that the DC Circulator will begin passenger service along the National Mall on Sunday, June 14, 2015. The route will begin at Union Station, travel along Louisiana […]

The Renwick Gallery Will Reopen November 13, 2015

Renwick Gallery

The following is a press release announced by the Smithsonian American Art Museum: The Renwick Gallery, home to the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s craft and decorative arts program, will reopen to the public Friday, Nov. 13, following a comprehensive two-year renovation. The museum, located across from the White House at the corner of 17th Street […]

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 […]