Attractions in the District of Columbia
Welcome to the Nation’s Capital!
Weather in Washington
In Washington, warmer weather usually prevails from April through October. Winters are usually short, with more rain than snow. Monthly average temperatures (in Fahrenheit), as well as the current weather conditions are shown below:
Our nation’s capital offers a host of educational, cultural, and sightseeing opportunities. We recommend that you contact the Washington, DC Convention and Visitors Association (WCVA) (202-789-7000) to inquire about specific events or to obtain free copies of maps, a quarterly events calendar for the city, or general visitor information.
Other points of interest can be contacted directly by calling the phone numbers listed below. Although many of the sights in Washington do not require advance arrangements, special V.I.P. tours arranged by your member of Congress (tours of the White House, the Capitol, etc.) need substantial advance notice. When in doubt, it is always good to call ahead.
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
4th St. & Michigan Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20017-1566
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Washington, DC 20515
511 10th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
1411 W Street S.E.
Washington, DC 20020
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20566
Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue, S.E.
Washington, DC 20540-5240
National Park Service
40 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002
7th & Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20408
National Building Museum
401 F Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
National Gallery of Art
4th & Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20565
(for all museums)
Supreme Court of the United States
1st St. & Maryland Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20543
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, S.W.
Washington, DC 20024-2150
Washington, DC Convention and Visitors Association
Washington National Cathedral
Massachusetts & Wisconsin Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20016
White House Visitor Center
U.S. Dept. of Commerce Building
1450 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20230