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Experience Our Nation’s Capital

Situated in the heart of Washington, DC at the site of America’s most famous address, the White House is the iconic home to U.S. Presidents and one of the city’s most visited attractions. Constructed between 1792 and 1800, this landmark building was designed by renowned Irish architect, James Hoban, and has become a symbolic representation of the United States since it opened. As one of the most popular attractions in Washington, DC, the White House hosts more than 1,250,000 visitors from around the world each year.


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The White House

Situated in the heart of Washington, DC at the site of America’s most famous address, the White House is the iconic home to U.S. Presidents and one of the city’s most visited attractions. Constructed between 1792 and 1800, this landmark building was designed by renowned Irish architect, James Hoban, and has become a symbolic representation of the United States since it opened. Housing living quarters, recreational facilities, office spaces, and gardens, the White House features three levels, 11 bays, a distinguished portico, and a stylish neoclassical design. As one of the most popular attractions in Washington, DC, the White House hosts more than 1,250,000 visitors from around the world each year.

Price
Free, registration is required no less than 21 days in advance

Hours
Open for tours from 7:30am-11:30am, Tuesday-Thursday; 7:30am-1:30pm, Friday & Saturday. Closed on Sunday and Federal holidays.


Georgetown University

Established in 1789, Georgetown University is the oldest private Catholic and Jesuit college in the country. Situated in Washington, DC’s historic Georgetown neighborhood, the campus is home to many landmarks, including the majestic 1877 Healy Hall building. With over 7,000 undergraduate students and 10,000 post-graduate students, Georgetown University is one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions. The university features nine different schools with 48 academic programs and offers students access to an exceptional educational experience with award winning faculty, world-class research facilities, superior educational programs, and diverse faith and service opportunities.

Price
Entry to campus is free.

Hours
Varies by attraction.


Smithsonian Institution

With 19 unique museums and a world-renowned zoo, the Smithsonian Institution is one of the country’s most popular destinations for Washington, D.C. visitors. Established in 1855, the Smithsonian offers visitors a chance to explore the world of science, industry, history, and art in a wide range of forms and formats. From life-sized rockets and airplanes at the Air & Space Museum and dinosaur bones at the National Museum of Natural History to sculptural masterpieces at the Hirshhorn Museum and giant pandas at the National Zoo, The Smithsonian Institution offers something exciting, interesting and truly educational for visitors of all ages to enjoy. The Smithsonian captures the culture, heritage and future of America.

Price
Admission to all Smithsonian museums and the zoo is free.

Hours
The Smithsonian Castle is open daily from 8:30am-5:30pm. Most Smithsonian museums are open daily from 10am-5:30pm.

 

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