EP001: DIY Destinations – Washington D.C.

  • Produced in 2015 under Creative Commons, free non-commercial distribution in its entirety
  • Host: Charles Huang
  • Camera: Stan Trac
  • Editor: Kai Mathias
  • Sound Engineer: Teresa Hart & Elissa Barclay

Full DIY Destinations episode featuring Washington D.C. is the first, self-funded, pilot episode of this series.

List of free tourist attractions (as of 2015) featured on the episode in sequence:

  • The Smithsonian’s National Zoo,
    • 3001 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
    • Metro Station: Cleveland Park Station
    • +1 202-633-4888
    • Hours: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. (6 p.m. closing in winter)
  • Washington Monument
    • 2 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20007
    • Metro Station: Smithsonian Station
    • +1 202-426-6841
    • Hours: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. last tour 9:45 p.m. (5 p.m. closing in winter with last tour 4:45 p.m.)
    • Reserve your free ticket here
  • The White House
    • 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    • Metro Station: Metro Center or McPherson Square Station
    • U.S. Citizen: contact your congress member for tour tickets
    • Canadian Citizens: contact the nearest Congress member near your broader, e.g. those living in Toronto should contact a Senate or Congress member representing State of New York.
  • The White House Visitors Center
    • 1450 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    • Metro Station: Metro Station: Metro Center or McPherson Square Station
    • Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (closed January 1 and December 25)
  • Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum
    • 600 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560
    • Metro Station:
    • +1 202-633-2214
    • Hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • The United States Capitol
    • East Capitol St NE & First St SE, Washington, DC 20004
    • Metro: Union Station/Capitol South/Federal Center
    • +1 202-226-8000
    • Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Monday to Saturday, except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and on Inauguration Day)
    • Reserve your free tickets here
  • Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center
    • 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy Chantilly, VA 20151
    • Metro: Wiehle-Reston East (Silver Line), Transfer to Fairfax Connector bus
    • +1 202-633-1000
    • Hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History
    • 10th St. and Constitution Ave., NW Washington, DC 20530
    • Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit) or Federal Triangle
    • +1 202-633-1000
    • Hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m
  • U.S. Treasury, Bureau of Engraving and Printing “Money Factory”
    • 14th and C Streets, SW, Washington DC 20228
    • Metro: Smithsonian Station
    • +1 202-874-2330 or toll-free at 1-866-874-2330
    • Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Close 3:00 pm in Winter)
  • United States Holocaust Museum
    • 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW, Washington, DC 20024
    • Metro: Smithsonian Station
    • +1 202-488-0400
    • 10:00 a.m. to 6:20 p.m. Monday to Friday, Saturday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-5:20 p.m., last entry 50 minutes before closing.
  • Thomas Jefferson Memorial
    • 701 East Basin SW, Washington, DC 20242, United States
    • Metro: Smithsonian Station
    • Hours: 24 hours
  • Lincoln Memorial
    • 2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington, DC 20037
    • Metro Station: Smithsonian Station
    • Hours 24 Hours
  • There are many more free attractions, find out more by visiting Smithsonian Institute

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