Washington Attractions Update
(8 Mar 21)
As a rule of thumb, if an indoor attraction is federal government-run, owned, or operated, it will probably be closed until springtime.
Most non-profit-run attractions have been able to keep their doors open as they struggle for funds from admission fees. Our favorite is Mount Vernon where they have done a great job of keeping the entire estate grounds, museum, education center, and mansion house (except the top floor) open to the public.
On the Virginia side, Alexandria City Museums (eg. Stabler Leadbetter Apothecary and Gadsby’s Tavern) are closed but the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority run Carlyle House is open. An Old Town Alexandria Tour can still be experienced with no restrictions. Arlington Cemetery is open except for the viewing of the Changing of the Guard. For those that desire a view that rivals the observation deck at the Washington Monument, a similar view is available at the George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria. At nearly two-thirds the height of the Washington Monument, it allows for great views of Alexandria and the surrounding region.
For those wishing to go on a day trip out of town, a Gettysburg Battlefield Tour is still a viable option. Currently, the Museum & Visitor Center is open Thu-Sun 9 a.m – 4 p.m and starting in March Thu-Mon with the same hours. Battlefield experiences at Manassas, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville are also feasible.
Our website has a listing of oft-visited attractions in the area with their operating status noted. We will update this listing periodically but it’s best to call us to get the most up-to-date information.