While the Capitol may be the center of Washington, D.C., there are many other notable sites across the city.
To assist in planning your visit, below are a few additional resources regarding other attractions near the Capitol Building that are not affiliated with the Architect of the Capitol.
Important Notice from the White House Visitors Office: "Due to staffing reductions resulting from sequestration, we regret to inform you that White House Tours will be canceled effective Saturday, March 9, 2013 until further notice. Unfortunately, we will not be able to reschedule affected tours. We very much regret having to take this action, particularly during the popular Spring touring season. Please check http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/tours-and-events for updates regarding this situation, or contact the White House Visitors Office 24 Hour Hotline at (202) 456-7041. "
Founded in 1846, the Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities.
More information: http://www.si.edu/Visit/Index/map-mall .
Officially established in 1965, National Mall and Memorial Parks actually protects some of the older parkland in the National Park System. Areas within this premier park provide visitors with ample opportunities to commemorate presidential legacies; honor the courage and sacrifice of war veterans; and celebrate the United States commitment to freedom and equality.
More information: http://www.nps.gov/nacc/planyourvisit/index.htm