We will be closed for day tours of Friday January 24th due to the Annual March for Life. Night tours will operate normally.
Arlington National Cemetery is implementing 100% ID checks at all entrances for guests 16 and over. Visitors 16 and 17 years old may present a school issued identification for entry. Anyone not having ID will be denied entry. If any guest rides over on the Lincoln shuttle and are denied entry to the cemetery, they will not be able to re-board the shuttle.
We ask for your patience as this will create longer than usual delays and we apologize for any inconvenience.
Sunday January 19, 2020 the last tour of the day loads at 3:00 pm from Stop #1 from the Washington Welcome Center. Hotel returns are: 3:30 for Crystal City and National Harbor. 3:00 pm & 4:00 pm for DC hotel returns. Night tours will have normal operations. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Let us guide you and your family through the city as we celebrate the nation’s birthday! District of Columbia residents, as well as residents within a 50 mile radius can take advantage of some of our tours and attractions for FREE when accompanied by a full fare adult paid guest with Hometown Pass!
National Postal Museum, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE2026335555Free
The exhibit will display at least 30 pieces of developmental and final artwork used to produce at least 28 flora stamps. The use of stamp art in various phases of development will enable visitors to understand the role design artwork plays in the production of postage stamps. The artwork is borrowed from the renowned Postmaster General’s Art Collection which is on a long-term loan to the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum.
11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
Independence Day Parade
Historic Constitution Avenue and the Monuments in Washington, D.C. form the setting for America’s biggest and best Independence Day Parade. Nowhere is there greater excitement on America’s birthday than in our nation’s capital! Corner of Constitution Ave. NW and 7th St. NW, and ending at Constitution Ave. NW and 17th St. NW.
Capitol Fourth Concert
West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol
General Admission gates typically open at 3:00 p.m. A Capitol Fourth puts viewers front and center for the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation. A Capitol Fourth is broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands and millions more at home.
4th of July Fireworks on the National Mall
Public access to the National Mall begins after 9 p.m. The 4th of July celebrations in Washington, DC are among the most attended events of the year and many people arrive early to stake out a seat on the lawn. There are plenty of activities scheduled throughout the day to keep the whole family busy.
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Kaypi Peru Festival
National Museum of the American Indian, 4th St. & Independence Ave. SW2026331000
“Kaypi Peru”, which means “This Is Peru” in the Quechua language, highlights Peru’s rich and diverse cultural heritage and traditional arts. The festival will include an art market, music and dance performances, hands-on activities for children, documentary screenings and Peruvian cuisine. The festival is presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Peru.