The 2019 Around the World Cultural Food Festival will be held at Freedom Plaza on Saturday August 17 from 11am-7pm. Stop #2, White House Visitor Center, will remain open, but please expect re-routes and delays.
We will be closed for Night tours on Saturday evening due to large private event.
Just across the street from the Memorial Amphitheater are the memorials for the Space Shuttle Challenger and the Space Shuttle Columbia. The Challenger exploded on January 28, 1986 just a few seconds after takeoff. All seven crew members, including civilian teacher Christa McAuliffe, perished. The Columbia disintegrated during re-entry on February 1, 2003 killing all seven crew members.