Washington, D.C., is a town brimming with history and culture and your visit here will provide lasting memories for years to come. Below, you will find a listing of some of the more popular tours and information which will assist you in planning to view these sites in order to make your trip the most enjoyable experience it can be.
- The National Aquarium - 14th Street between Constitution Avenue & D Street, NW. Tanks filled with fish, frogs, alligators, sharks etc... Open daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm exception of Christmas. Admissions: Adults $1.00, Senior Citizens & Children under 12 50 cents. Telephone: (202)377-2825.
- National Zoological Park - 3001 Connecticut Avenue, NW. Open everyday except Christmas. Grounds open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. May 1 through September 15. Animal buildings are open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. During winter months, September 16 through May 1, grounds are open 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Animal buildings are open 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Telephone: 202-673-4717.
Plantations and Historic Mansions
- The Dumbarton Oaks - 1703 32nd Street, NW. Gardens open daily from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Museum open Tuesday through Sunday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Both are closed on Federal Holidays and December 24, 25, and January 1. Admission to garden: $1.00; Senior Citizens free on Wednesdays; Children 12 and under free. Telephone: 202/338-8278.
- Mount Vernon - Home of George Washington. Open to the public daily from 9:00am to 5:00pmfrom March through October & at 4:00pm from November through February. Admission: Adults$7.00 Children ages 6 to 11 $3.00, Children 6 & under free, Senior Citizens $6.00. Special prices for groups of school children, youth groups & senior Citizens. A group is defined as a minimum of twenty adults or twelve students (grades 1 - 12). Telephone: (703)780-2000.
- The Octagon House - 18th and New York Avenue, NW. Architectural exhibits. Served as James Madison's White House following the destruction of the real White House by the British in 1814. The Treaty of Ghent was signed here, ending the War of 1812. Open Tuesday through Friday from10:00am to 4:00pm/Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4:00pm. Closed Monday. Telephone: 202/638-3105.