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UPDATED: Current Visitation Status of Washington, DC Sites

Written by Press Release

April 29, 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: Closed to the public until further notice.
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/announcements/COVID-19.aspx

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

Arlington Cemetery
Status: Closed to visitors; funerals proceed as scheduled.  
Check for updates: https://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/Visit

Smithsonian Institution Museums & the National Zoo
Status: All Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C., including the National Zoo, and in New York City continue to be closed to support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. All in-person public programs, events, and tours are canceled through June 1stand there is no re-opening date at this time.
Check for updates: https://www.si.edu/visit/hours / https://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/news/covid-19-update

Library of Congress
Status: All Library of Congress buildings and facilities will be closed to the public, including researchers and others with reader identification cards and all Library-sponsored public programs and public tours are postponed or canceled until July 1. 
Check for updates: https://www.loc.gov/about/pandemic-information/for-public/

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Status: Temporarily closed.  
Check for updates: https://www.ushmm.org/

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

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

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

United States Mint
Status: Closed until further notice.
Check for updates: https://www.usmint.gov/about/mint-tours-facilities

The Kennedy Center
Status: All public performances and events scheduled at the Kennedy Center at least through May 22, 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: Closed until further notice.
Check for updates: https://www.fords.org/

Original article source: https://www.boozman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2020/4/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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