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COVID-19: Current Visitation Status of Washington, DC Sites

Written by Press Release

March 13, 2020

When Arkansans visit Washington, D.C., I strive to make their trips enjoyable and memorable. However, due to growing health and safety concerns relative to the evolving COVID-19 coronavirus, it is important to note that public visits and tours of many of the popular sites in Washington have been suspended.

Please consult the list below for the current visitation status of sites. If you have additional questions, please call my Washington, D.C. office at (202) 224-4843.

U.S. Capitol Building
Status: Public tours temporarily suspended until at least through March 31, 2020.
Check for updates: https://www.visitthecapitol.gov/plan-visit/book-tour-capitol

White House
Status: Public tours temporarily suspended.
Check for updates: Call the 24-hour Visitors Office information line at 202-456-7041

U.S. Supreme Court
Status: Closed to the public until further notice.
Check for updates: https://www.supremecourt.gov/

Pentagon
Status: 
Public tours suspended until further notice.
Check for updates: https://pentagontours.osd.mil/Tours/

Arlington Cemetery
Status: Public access temporarily suspended.
Check for updates: https://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/Visit

Smithsonian Institution Museums
Status: Public access temporarily suspended.
Check for updates: https://www.si.edu/

The National Zoo
Status: Public access temporarily suspended.
Check for updates: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/visit

Library of Congress
Status: Public access temporarily suspended until at least through March 31, 2020
Check for updates: https://www.loc.gov/about/pandemic-information/for-public/

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Status: Public access temporarily suspended at least through March 29, 2020.  
Check for updates: https://www.ushmm.org/

National Archives
Status: Public access temporarily suspended.
Check for updates: https://www.archives.gov/coronavirus

Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Status: Public tours temporarily suspended.
Check for updates: https://www.moneyfactory.gov

The Kennedy Center
Status: All public performances and events scheduled at the Kennedy Center at least through March 31, 2020 will be canceled and the Kennedy Center campus and its facilities will be closed to visitors until further notice.
Check for updates: https://www.kennedy-center.org/press-releases/covid-19/

Ford’s Theatre
Status: Public access and performances temporarily suspended at least through April 5, 2020.
Check for updates: https://www.fords.org/

FBI Headquarters
Status: Closed to all visitors until further notice.
Check for updates: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/fbi-headquarters/the-fbi-experience

Treasury Building
Status: Per notification to Congress, public tours have been temporarily suspended at least through April 24, 2020. 

State Department
Status: Per notification to Congress, public tours temporarily suspended at least through April 5, 2020.

Original article source: https://www.boozman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2020/3/covid-19-current-visitation-status-of-washington-dc-sites | Article may or may not reflect the views of KLEK 102.5 FM or The Voice of Arkansas Minority Advocacy Council

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