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  • 16 Dec 2018

    The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture will release advance timed-entry passes for March 2019 Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 9 a.m. ET.  The museum will open with extended hours, 10 a.m.–7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 26, through Saturday, Dec. 29.

    Starting in January 2019, the museum will launch a new set of visitation guidelines with the introduction of peak and off-peak seasons. From March through August, the museum will require timed-entry passes for the peak season when visitation is highest. During off-peak season, September­–February, when visitation is lowest, visitors can enter the museum without passes. Passes are required every weekend throughout the year.

    Following are guidelines for visiting the museum: 

    • During peak season (March–August), visitors will need a timed-entry pass to enter the museum before 1 p.m.  
    • During off-peak season (September–February), walk-up entry is available every Monday through Friday 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.  
    • Advance timed-entry passes are required every Saturday and Sunday, regardless of the season.
    • Walk-up entry is available every Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. until close, regardless of the season.  
    • Same-day online passes are available on weekdays during peak season (March­–August) and weekends year-round.
    • The museum’s hours of operation are 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 364 days a year. The museum is closed Dec. 25. The museum will have extended hours, 10 a.m.–7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 26 through Saturday, Dec. 29.
    • When planning a trip to the museum, visitors are encouraged to check to determine whether they will need to obtain timed-entry passes.
    • Groups of 10 or more people must reserve group passes every day of the year, during peak and off-peak seasons.  

    About the National Museum of African American History and Culture  

    Since opening Sept. 24, 2016, the National Museum of African American History and Culture has welcomed nearly 5 million visitors. Occupying a prominent location next to the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the nearly 400,000-square-foot museum is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive cultural destination devoted exclusively to exploring, documenting and showcasing the African American story and its impact on American and world history. For more information about the museum, visit, follow @NMAAHC on TwitterFacebookInstagram and Snapchat—or call Smithsonian information at (202) 633-1000.

  • 11 Dec 2018


    The goDCgo Transportation Ambassadors Program recognizes DC organizations for their commitment to sustainable transportation. Employers, hotels, and residential properties in the District that offer robust transportation benefits programs and amenities can earn recognition for their efforts. A designation can help your organization stand out among other employers, residential or hotel properties. Learn more about goDCgo’s complimentary services and resources to attract and retain customers, increase your marketability, environmental responsibility and more! Reach out to goDCgo at 202-299-2186 or at to get started!

  • 28 Nov 2018

    Take flight on an airborne adventure as you hover and soar above some of the most breathtaking sites in the Nation’s Capital.  HoverDC provides a top-down immersive experience, providing access to a unique perspective as passengers fly aboard a hover ship thru restricted airspace over our nation’s capital from one extraordinary landmark to the next.  Feel the wind in your face, engines revving, as we elevate you 10,000 feet above to experience DC from a vantage point never before seen.  Take flight with us today! 




    • Lancia Soans Thank You for posting this Olivia, this is fantastic! I have been to the Observation Deck in Dulles. The HoverDC is great, and I am excited to see it.
      5 years ago
  • 19 Nov 2018 by William Hinds


    WAF’s children’s tours of Washington’s neighborhoods focus on the history and architecture of parts of our community that are both familiar and surprising. Whether your family lives here or you have friends and family  coming for a visit, there’s plenty to discover in our own back yard. Our kids’ tours explain why buildings look the way they do and explore the stories of the people who shaped our city. The free tour kit can be downloaded or printed at home or at your local library or through the hotel concierge if you’re a visitor.
    The tour kits, currently available for four neighborhoods, include everything a parent, teacher, Scout troop leader or homeschooler would need to guide children through several blocks of buildings, learning about their history, with stimulating conversation starters and activities that build on the tour experience. The free tour materials are designed for the 8-12 age group, but the tours are fun and educational for people of all ages!

    Each tour kit includes...
    • History of neighborhood
    • A neighborhood map and guide, marked with the tour route
    • Instructions for using the tour booklet
    • Architectural vocabulary
    • Conversation starters
    • History, architecture and activities for each tour stop
    • A Children's Edition