On Saturday June 15th and Sunday June 16th, due to the filming of a new miniseries that takes place in downtown Washington, DC, stop 16, the Newseum and National Gallery of Art and stop 17, the National Portrait Gallery and the American Art Museum will be closed all day. There will also be rolling street closures taking place throughout the downtown area. Please expect delays and reroutes throughout the weekend. We apologize for any inconvenience. These activities are beyond our control.
Whether you’re in the mood for authentic Chinese delicacies or a stroll through one of Washington DC’s historic neighborhoods, Chinatown offers a unique experience for all who visit. This small DC area is marked by an enormous Friendship Arch, created by local artist Alfred H. Liu. It stands 60 feet high and is a recognizable Chinese Gate with colorful dragons, Chinese Roofs, tiles and designs.
The area is known for its wonderful restaurants and shops and its annual Chinese New Year Celebration which attracts many visitors locals and tourists alike.