Beauty and the Beast Convention
NO MORE NEED TO HIDE - Freedom to Love, Freedom to Be
37th Annual Beauty and the Beast Convention
Washington, DC
July 19th-21st, 2024




Washington, DC contains an enormous wealth of interesting places to visit. And most of them are free!
Before your visit, do some homework and decide what you would like to see.
Whatever you choose, you should probably bring your best walking shoes! :-)

Metro runs 5am (7am SS) - 12am (1 am FSa)  SmarTrip cards  SmarTrip app: Android  Apple 

Circulator Bus
has a National Mall route which runs every 10 minutes 7-8 M-F, 9-8 SS; $1; 65+/disabled 50. Reboard within 2 hours at no cost if using SmarTrip card. Exact change if using cash.

National Mall maps    
subway maps (scroll down)  

Monuments, Museums, Galleries on the Natinoal Mall or nearby
Smithsonian Locations and Hours
The Smithsonian, contrary to popular belief, is not one building. There are nearly 2 dozen locations, not all of them museums, and not all in DC.
African American Museum History & Culture
10 - 5:30 T-S,12-5:30 M; time passes needed
free
African Art Museum 10 - 5:30 free
Air & Space Museum 10 - 5:30; time passes needed
free
American Art Museum
11:30 - 7
free
American History Museum 10 - 5:30 free
American Indian Museum 10 - 5:30 free
Archives of American Art
11:30 - 7
free
Arts and Industries Building
temporarily closed
free
Asian Art Galleries
10 - 5:30 free
Botanic Garden 10 - 5 free
Bureau of Engraving & Printing temporarily closed
free
Capitol 8:30 - 4:30 M-S; need to reserve online or through your member of Congress; no food or water bottles
free
FD Roosevelt Memorial *
free
Ford's Theater 9 - 4
$3.50; tickets needed
Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden contemporary art
10 - 5:30
free
Holocaust Museum 10 - 5:30; time passes needed free
Jefferson Memorial *
free
Korean War Veterans Memorial *
free
Library of Congress TW 10 -5, T 10-8, Sa 10-5; time passes needed
free
Lincoln Memorial *
free
Martin Luther King Jr Memorial
*
free
Natural History Museum 10 - 5:30 free
National Archives Museum
 documents
10 - 5:30 free
National Gallery of Art
& a sculpture garden
10 - 5
free
Portrait Gallery 11:30 - 7 free
Postal Museum 10 - 5:30 free
Renwick Gallery contemporary craft 10 - 5:30
free
Smithsonian Castle
visitor center
8:30 - 5:30 free
Supreme Court 9 - 4:30 M-F free
Vietnam Veterans Memorial *
free
Washington Monument *
free
White House 8-12 T-Sa; must arrange tour through your member of Congress
free
White House Visitor Center 7:30 - 4 free
WWII Memorial *
free

*Monuments open 24 hours a day; rangers on duty 9:30 am - 10 pm to answer questions. National Zoo, Arlington Cemetery, more museums


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