National Conference Attractions 2019

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Local Attractions in Washington, D.C.

 

Take advantage of the many interesting and exciting things to do around Washington, D.C. while in town for National Conference.

 

Exclusive Opportunities for Jewish National Fund

 

Downtown Jewish Washington Walking Tour

Friday 12:30 – 2:00 pm

Cost: $15 - Must be purchased in advance (limited tickets available)

Start: Tour guide will meet at the lobby of the Grand Hyatt Hotel

End: 8th & I Streets, NW

Walking Level: Moderate, flat surface

Register here

 

Learn what Jewish life and worship was like in the historic Seventh Street, NW, neighborhood from 1850 to 1950 through four former synagogue buildings. Explore the various ways in which the neighborhood has changed over time, and how this transformation echoes the rhythm of the rest of the city.

 

Jewish Arlington National Cemetery Walking Tour

Friday 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Cost: $20 and must be purchased in advance (limited tickets available)

Walking Level: Intense, includes some uphill

Start and End: Welcome Center

Register here

 

On this tour of Arlington National Cemetery, participants will learn about the cemetery’s origins, the various roles Jewish Americans have played in the military, and how Jewish Americans have navigated these dual identities in life and death. Stops include the graves of several Supreme Court Justices, the Confederate Memorial by Sir Moses Ezekiel, the Challenger and Columbia Space Shuttle Memorials, and the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

 

Other Attractions

 

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Open daily from 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Admission is free

100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024

The Museum is located on the National Mall, just south of Independence Avenue, SW, between 14th Street and Raoul Wallenberg Place (15th Street) in Washington, D.C.

For more information visit, ushmm.org/

 

National Museum of American Jewish Military History

Open Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Admission is free

1811 R ST NW

Washington, D.C. 20009

 

Museum of the Bible

Open daily from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Admission is $19.99 online and $24.99 if purchased on site

400 4th St. SW, Washington, D.C. 20024

For more information visit, museumofthebible.org/

 

Smithsonian Institution Museums and Galleries

Admission is free and most Smithsonian Institutions are open daily 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

For more information, visit si.edu/museums

 

For a full listing of activities around D.C., visit washington.org

 

 

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