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  • Jota Gil
    Lisbon, Portugal75 contributions
    Beautiful, outside and inside, full of dignity, knowledge and history. With free admitance, it's a MUST GO experience while visiting Washington
    Written May 13, 2022
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  • Naina-Damani
    London, UK1,032 contributions
    It is a large underground addition to the United States Capitol complex. Our daughter arranged this spectacular experience which we really enjoyed. Iconic architecture.
    Written May 20, 2020
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  • Emily M
    United States926 contributions
    We actually ended up here just looking for a restroom. We were impressed with the center and ended up staying almost an hour reading the exhibits. Worth a stop to learn about the White House regardless of whether you have a tour. Recommend.
    Written January 1, 2022
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  • marjorief631
    dallas, United States1 contribution
    Visiting this building and museum is a remarkable experience. Our docent gave us a fun experience filled with lovely details which made one appreciate the history of the building, history of various times in Americana and an appreciation for the women who managed to purchase the property and build the structure at a time when women couldn’t even vote or own property. An amazing feat and one of DC’s rich cultural centers.
    Written April 28, 2022
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  • cheertraveler
    Collegeville, PA230 contributions
    Large well maintained facility. Staff very nice. Plenty of Garage parking nearby. Food venues excessively overpriced. Plenty to walk to for food options
    Written March 10, 2020
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  • hoferge
    Denver, CO6 contributions
    Visited in Jan 2020. It sounds like a large portion of the museum are being renovated so only one main room was open to tour. Still, it was interesting to learn about how it was built and see a select number of very old Shakespeare items.

    More than the building and Foundation, I attended mainly to see “The Merry Wives of Windsor,”’which was produced with great comedy and and setting in the 1970s. A very memorable night. It is playing through Feb 2020.

    Easy to walk to from the subway.
    Written January 24, 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Caleb
    33 contributions
    As a first time visitor to Washington DC, we were nervous about finding a parking spot. Thankfully the Ronald Regan Building Parking garage had plenty of open spots. Price was only $25, which I thought was fair. Coming back in to retrieve our car, we had to go through security. They extremely rude and barely spoke to us. Seems as though they hate their job. We felt safe leaving our car here because of the security, but they could have definitely been nicer.
    Written March 17, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • JULIE L L
    Winston Salem, NC89 contributions
    We were in search of the frequently hidden and obscure public restroom when we came across the welcome center. As with everything in DC security is tight but all we needed to do was to leave a small deposit. We had a package that included two donuts and you would have thought they were bombs. The security guard we encountered was a prime example of someone with a minimum wage job with a minimum IQ given a little authority and they think they are the head of the secret service. After being interrogated we decided I would stay outside with the contraband. After my partner came back out we consumed the contraband and went inside. The inside was just wonderful. I am so glad we accidentally discovered this jewel. It has exhibits about the history of the White House. This was very informative and a good replacement of actually touring the White House. If it hadn't been for the a hole we encountered at the entrance this would have been a 5 star rating.
    Written August 16, 2017
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  • duck8to
    Montville, NJ6,751 contributions
    Formally the headquarters of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing it is now occupied by the U.S. Forest Service Information Center. Located in the Yates Building (1880), the U.S. Forest Service Information Center is a little known entity near the National Mall. Admission is free but there is an x-ray security check before you enter.

    As you walk in there is a life-size Animatronic Smokey the Bear sitting with his feet on the desk. His likeness was created from Rudy Wendelin's famous painting "Smokey's Fan Mail". Smokey gestures and says "Only you can prevent forest fires". It brings you back to your childhood when Smokey was evedywhere promoting forest fire prevention.

    The next room you enter is modeled after a 1920's rustic lodge. The room is a highly polished pine version which is kept immaculate. You will see Forest Service artifacts and a hand painted rug.. There is an interactive Forest Service media map which will highlight the national forests in the area in which you live. The information center has great air conditioning so if your waiting to enter the Washington Monument or just need a break from Washington D.C. summer heat, this is a good option.

    Woodsy Owl expresses his desire for you to recycle and a string of videos are played in the Mini-Forest. covering such topics as saving endangered species, national forest recreational opportunities, etc..They have a bench you can sit on while you take in the sounds of the forest.

    As stated by other reviewers, the staff is very hospitable. Children are offered stickers of Smokey the Bear, posters, post cards, coloring sheets, book markers, pencils and sharpeners. It is not a destination but it is a nice 15 minute stop, especially if you are a Tree Hugger like me.

    Their hours of operation are Mon-Fri (8 am-4 pm). They are closed Saturday and Sunday along with Federal Holidays.
    Written June 30, 2020
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  • Prawet J
    Washington DC, DC13,366 contributions
    The Visitor Center can be easily access by buses and Metro (Green and Yellow lines). It is on the second floor of the building right next to Ben's Chili Bowl. There are some information about the history of U street and the historic movement of blacks in Washington D.C. The major attraction of the Center is Ben's Chili gift shop. If you have time and just curious about what is there and want to buy some of Ben's and D.C. souvenirs, stop by while you are in the area.
    Written January 17, 2017
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  • smitty237
    Columbia, SC441 contributions
    Several months ago on a Saturday, the Sky Club was closed for renovations. On this return trip, it was open during the week. They are still working on it.

    Despite temporary walls and plastic sheets, the staff did an outstanding job of making me feel welcome.

    The rest rooms had just been redone and were very nice.

    Tables with various food items were set out for snacking. I enjoyed the grapes in the coolers.

    I look forward to my next trip to see the finished product.
    Written May 6, 2018
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  • kcslatts
    Malibu, CA339 contributions
    A very interesting place. Stopped here because we had wanted to see an original "Federalist Papers" they have on display, very cool. This coupled well with our visit to the National Archives were we saw the Magna Carta, Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Great day of History. Here is a quick bit of info off their website as to what they are about. Love the DC history!

    The Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship is an extension of the teaching mission of Hillsdale College to Washington, D.C. Its purpose is to teach the Constitution and the principles that give it meaning. Through the study of original source documents from American history—and of older books that formed the education of America's founders—the Center will seek to inspire students, teachers, citizens, and policymakers to return the Constitution to its central place in the political life of  the nation.
    Written June 29, 2017
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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