The Federal Worker's Tourist's Guide to Shutdown DC

Friday, September 27, 2013

The Federal Worker's Tourist's Guide to Shutdown DC(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)

Based on the best information available at press-time; send updates to

African American Civil War Museum and Memorial: OPEN (free)
1925 Vermont Avenue, NW;  202 667-2667, U Street/10th Street Exit – Green Line

The Basilica of the Church of the Immaculate Conception: OPEN (free)
400 Michigan Avenue, NE;  202 526-8300, Brookland Station – Red Line

The Building Museum: OPEN (free)
401 F Street, NW;   202 272-2448, Judiciary Square – Red Line

The Corcoran Gallery of Art: OPEN (fee)
500 17th Street, NW;  202 639-1700, Farragut West – Orange/Blue Lines; Farragut North – Red Line

FDR Memorial: CLOSED 

Japanese-American Memorial: OPEN (free)
New Jersey Avenue, Louisiana Avenue &  D Streets, NW; Union Station – Red Line

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: OPEN

U.S. Capitol: CLOSED
Can be viewed from a distance from anywhere on the mall or First Street and East Capitol Street.

Library of Congress: CLOSED

Lincoln Memorial: CLOSED
Building – but not Lincoln -- can be viewed from the Reflecting Pool or 23rd and Constitution NW.

Museum of Crime and Punishment: OPEN (admission fee)
575 7th Street, NW;  202 621-5550; Closest Metro Station:  Gallery Place/Chinatown – Red Line

National Archives: CLOSED

National Cathedral: OPEN (free)
3101 Wisconsin Avenue, NW; 202 537-6200; Tenleytown Station – Red Line

National Geographic Museum - OPEN
Open Daily 10am—6pm; free admission to government workers with valid IDs through the remainder of the government shutdown.

National Museum of Women and the Arts: OPEN (fee)
1250 New York Avenue, NW;  202 783-5000 1-800-222-7270; Metro Center – Red/Orange/Blue Lines

National Zoological Park: CLOSED

Newseum: OPEN (fee)
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW;   888/639-7386; Archives Navy Memorial/Pen Quarter – Green & Yellow Lines; Judiciary Square – Red Line

The Phillips Gallery: OPEN (fee)
1600 21st Street, NW;  202 387-2151; Dupont Circle – Red Line

Smithsonian Museums (All): CLOSED
African American History and Culture Museum; African Art Museum; Air and Space Museum; Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center; American Art Museum; American History Museum; American Indian Museum; Anacostia Community Museum; Arts and Industries Building; Freer Gallery of Art; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; National Zoo; Natural History Museum; Portrait Gallery; Postal Museum; Renwick Gallery; Sackler Gallery; Smithsonian Institution Building; The Castle

Spy Museum: OPEN (fee)
800 F Street, NW;  202 393-7798; Gallery Place/Chinatown – Red Line

U.S. Botanic Garden: CLOSED

U.S. Supreme Court:

Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Traveling Half-scale Version): OPEN
Georgetown University, outside Healy Hall (through Columbus Day weekend)

Washington Monument: CLOSED
But you can stand at 15th and Constitution or 15th and Independence and look up.

White House tours: CLOSED

World War II Memorial: PROBABLY CLOSED
Can view from 7th Street as you drive or walk by.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial: PROBABLY CLOSED 


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