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2011 Annual Meeting Local Tourist Information

21st Annual Meeting

Thursday – Saturday, October 13 – 15, 2011
Special Interest Groups Day Sunday, October 16, 2011

Washington, DC, USA


Local Tourist Information


MAPS:

REGIONAL ATTRACTIONS:

Museums

The Phillips Collection
www.phillipscollection.org
Encounter superb works of modern art in an intimate setting at The Phillips Collection, an internationally recognized museum in Washington's vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood. A special exhibition entitled Degas’s Dancers at the Barre: Point and Counterpoint will open on October 1.
Open Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm (Thursdays until 8:30 pm), Sundays 11 am - 6 pm
Admission: $12
Metro Station: Dupont Circle (Red)
NOTE: Special exhibitions have limited availability. Book in advance online: click here.

The Smithsonian Institution
www.si.edu
The world's largest museum and research complex which includes 19 museums and galleries, and the National Zoo.
Open various hours
Admission: free
Metro Stations: Various

Smithsonian American Art Museum
www.americanart.si.edu
This museum holds the nation’s first collection of American art. The collection captures the aspirations, character and imagination of the American people throughout three centuries.
Open daily from 11:30 am - 7 pm
Admission: free
Metro Station: Gallery Place-Chinatown (Green/Yellow/Red)

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
www.ushmm.org
This acclaimed museum tells the story of the Holocaust through dynamic exhibits.
Open Monday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm
Admission: free
Metro Station: Smithsonian (Blue/Orange)

National Guard Memorial Museum
www.ngef.org
With artifacts, images and interactive exhibits this museum tells a story with rich history, dynamic change and continual evolution.
Open Monday - Friday 10 am - 4 pm
Admission: free
Metro Station: Union Station (Red)

Newseum

www.newseum.org
Visitors are invited to explore the history of news and those who report it with 14 major galleries and 15 theaters.
Open daily from 9 am - 5 pm
Admission: $21.95
Metro Station: Archives - Navy Memorial - Penn Quarter (green/yellow)

U.S. Navy Museum
www.history.navy.mil
Housed in the old Naval Gun Factory, the museum’s collection offers ship models, medals, uniforms, photographs and fine art.
Open Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm; weekends 10 am - 5 pm
Admission: free
Metro Station: Eastern Market (Blue/Orange) or Navy Yard (Green)

Other Attractions

National Archives & Records Administration
www.archives.gov/nae
This facility houses the original Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights, Magna Carta, and many more historic records.
Open daily from 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Admission: free
Metro Station: Archives - Navy Memorial - Penn Quarter (Yellow/Green)

Library of Congress
www.loc.gov
This facility is known for its magnificent 19th century architecture and decoration.
Guided tours at half-past each hour, Monday - Friday 10:30pm - 3:30 pm; Saturday 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Open Monday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Admission: free
Metro Station: Capital South (Orange/Blue) or Union Station (Red)

Mount Vernon: George Washington’s Estate and Gardens

www.mountvernon.org
Tour the mansion, gardens, blacksmith shop, farm, whiskey distillery, and gristmill.
Open daily 9 am - 5 pm
Admission: $15
Metro Station: Huntington (Yellow)

President Lincoln’s Cottage
www.lincolncottage.org
Abraham Lincoln and his family lived here for a quarter of his presidency; during his stay Lincoln drafted the Emancipation Proclamation.
Open Monday - Friday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm; Sunday 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Guided tours only
Admission: $12
Metro Station: Georgia Avenue – Petworth (Green/Yellow)

U.S. Capitol Building

www.visitthecapitol.gov
The Galleries of the Senate and House of Representatives are open to the public whenever either body is in session. Tickets are required.
Open Monday - Saturday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Admission: free
Metro Station: Capitol South (Orange/Blue)

Union Station
www.unionstationdc.com
For nearly 100 years, Union Station has been the gateway to the nation’s capital. Visitors may enjoy shopping, entertainment and an international variety of food.
Admission: free
Metro Station: Union Station (Red)

Washington Monument

www.nps.gov/wamo
The most prominent structure in Washington stands 555 feet tall, and offers views in excess of thirty miles.
Open Monday - Sunday 9 am - 5 pm
Admission: free
Metro Station: Smithsonian (Blue/Orange)

National Mall
www.nps.gov/nama
A splendid green park extending 2 miles from the U.S. Capital to the Lincoln Memorial.
Metro Station: Smithsonian (Blue/Orange)

Now Pass
www.thenowpass.com
For one amazing price see many of Washington, DC’s main attractions. Please visit the website for more information.

Memorials

Shopping in the Neighborhoods

Capitol Hill/Barracks Row – antiques, gifts and fresh-market fare
This area, set in a historic neighborhood just beyond the Capital dome, offers shoppers a variety of nationally-known retail outlets and specialty boutiques.

Chevy Chase & Friendship Heights – high-end designer fashions
This location boasts one of the most elite addresses in metropolitan Washington, DC. Here high-end designer fashions can be found at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdale’s as well as more discerning, budget friendly fashions at TJ Maxx and Loehmann’s.

Downtown – fashion staples & specialty shops
DC’s downtown area has welcomed a new wave of development in recent years, bringing new shopping destinations with dozens of nationally-known retail shops.

Dupont Circle – used books, cool art, funky accessories
This eclectic cosmopolitan neighborhood is home to trendy galleries, used bookstores and retail outlets. On Sundays, the local farmer’s market turns the Circle into a veritable feast for the senses.

Georgetown – clothing by locally-grown designers and fabulous shoes
One of DC’s most celebrated shopping destinations, the neighborhood’s cobblestone streets are lined with locally-owned boutiques, antique shops and national retail outlets.

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Revised 7 September 2011

 

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