All effective January 2, 2019 all Smithsonian’s including the National Zoo are now closed until further notice. The National Gallery of Art and the Sculpture Garden are open today only (Jan. 2nd) until 5:00pm and will be closed beginning January 3rd.
The following are open for business: the Capitol Visitors Center, Botanic Garden, National Women’s Museum, Madame Tussauds*, the Newseum*, Museum of the Bible*and the National Law Enforcement Museum*. All outdoor Memorials are open but do not have restroom facilities.
The privately owned Museums noted with an * do require an entrance fee.
On Saturday January 19, 2019 OTT DC will be closed for day tours due to the 2019 Annual Women’s March on Washington. Night tour runs normally.
Let us take you and your loved ones around to see all of Washington DC’s monuments and memorials. 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!
Participants travel the world as they experience the food, art, dance, fashion, music, innovations, and manufactured goods from different countries. More than 40 embassies opened their doors to visitors in 2017, allowing guests to pet alpacas, play with robots, learn indigenous dances, and more! Come see the world through the embassies of missions of our global neighbors.
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
79th Annual Flower Mart
Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts AvenuesFree
Enjoy the grounds of the cathedral, floral displays, children’s activities and musical entertainment.
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5th Annual U Street Music Festival
U Street Corridor, Washington DCFree
Funk Parade, this is a one-of-a-kind street fair, parade and music festival brings to life one of the city’s liveliest entertainment districts.
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Dragon Boat Festival
Thompsons Boat Center, 2900 Virginia Ave., NW2023339543Free
The Washington DC Dragon Boat Festival, now celebrating its 17th year, is a two day festival held along the Potomac River complete with cultural exhibitions, craft demonstrations, and of course… dragon boat racing.