Stop #17 the Portrait Gallery stop will be closed for the upcoming future due to major construction. Guest can walk three blocks west to 10th and E St NW which is stop #1, the Welcome Center to board the trolley. We apologize for any inconvenience and will notify when that stop opens.
Arlington Cemetery Tours will not operate on December 14, 2019 and January 11, 2020. Volunteers from Wreaths Across America will be placing wreaths on the grave sites here on December 14th and removing them on January 11th. The box office at the cemetery will be open on both those days for future tickets sales but no tour will be available.
Founded in 1789 by John Carroll, Georgetown University is the nation’s oldest Catholic institution of higher education. Its campus includes Healy Hall, a nationally registered historic building named in honor of former university president Patrick Healy who greatly expanded the school after the Civil War. Research suggests that slave-born Healy was of mixed Irish and African-American ancestry. The school enrolls over 17,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 130 countries. Georgetown is the alma mater of numerous presidents, Supreme Court Justices and other leaders as well as royalty, aristocrats, dignitaries and diplomats from foreign nations.