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===Museums=== ===Museums===
*[http://beadmuseumdc.org/ Bead Museum] - 400 7th St NW, Free Admission *[http://beadmuseumdc.org/ Bead Museum] - 400 7th St NW, Free Admission
 +*[http://www.corcoran.org/ Corcoran Gallery of Art] - 500 17th Street, NW, $8
 +*[http://www.asia.si.edu/ Freer & Sakler Galleries] - National Mall at 1050 Independence Avenue SW, Free Admission
 +*[http://hirshhorn.si.edu/ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden] - National Mall at 7th St and Independence Ave SW, Free Admission
*[http://www.spymuseum.org/index.asp International Spy Museum] - 800 F St NW, $16 *[http://www.spymuseum.org/index.asp International Spy Museum] - 800 F St NW, $16
*[http://www.nbm.org/ National Building Museum] - 401 F St NW, $5 Suggested Donation *[http://www.nbm.org/ National Building Museum] - 401 F St NW, $5 Suggested Donation
-*[http://www.nga.gov/ National Gallery of Art] - National Mall at Fourth St and Constitution Ave NW, Free Admission+*[http://www.nga.gov/ National Gallery of Art] - National Mall at 4th St and Constitution Ave NW, Free Admission
 +*[http://www.nmafa.si.edu/index2.html National Museum of African Art] - National Mall at 950 Independence Ave SW, Free Admission
 +*[http://www.nmai.si.edu/ National Museum of the American Indian] - National Mall at 4th St and Independence Av SW, Free Admission
 +*[http://www.phillipscollection.org/ Phillips Collection] - 1600 21st St NW, Admission Varies by Exhibition (Currently $12)
 +*[http://americanart.si.edu/renwick/index.cfm Renwick Gallery] - 1661 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Free Admission
 +*[http://americanart.si.edu/index3.cfm Smithsonian American Art Museum] - 8th and F Sts NW, Free Admission
 +*[http://www.nasm.si.edu/ Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum] - National Mall at 4th St and Independence Ave SW, Free Admission
 +*[http://www.mnh.si.edu/ Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History] - National Mall at 10th St and Constitution Ave NW, Free Admission
*[http://www.textilemuseum.org/ Textile Museum] - 2320 S St NW, Free Admission *[http://www.textilemuseum.org/ Textile Museum] - 2320 S St NW, Free Admission
 +*[http://www.ushmm.org/ United States Holocaust Memorial Museum] - 14th St between Independence Ave and C St SW, Admission is free but timed entry passes are required. These can be acquired at the museum the morning of, or in advance at Tickets.com, where you will have to pay the $1.75 service fee.

Revision as of 19:10, 5 January 2007

We're starting the travel page for ALA Annual 2007 in Washington DC. Below is a rough skeleton of a document. Feel free to add sections.


Contents

Travel/Getting around DC/Logistics

ALA Conference site

Maps

Google Maps

Public transportation

StationMasters Online - A guide to Metrorail station neighborhoods.

Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority - Includes a Trip Planner. Type in your departure and arrival addresses and WMATA will tell you the best way to get there using buses or metro.

Free wireless hotspots

Hotels

American Youth Hostel International - 1009 11th Street NW. $32/night ($3 discount if you are a member). Dormitory style hostel. Wheelchair-accessible. Breakfast included.

International Guest House - 1441 Kennedy St NW. $30/night. Mennonite-run. No private rooms/baths. Must be able to use stairs. Breakfast included.

William Penn House - 515 East Capitol St. SE. $40/night. Quaker-run. No private rooms/baths. Must be able to use stairs. Breakfast included.

Restaurants


Vegetarian/Vegan restaurants

Coffee (no Starbucks please!!)

  • Java House - 1645 Q Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
  • Mocha Hut - 1301 U St. NW
  • Murky Coffee - 660 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
  • Soho Tea & Coffee - 2150 P St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
  • Sparky's Cafe - 1720 14th Street, NW
  • Steam Cafe - 1700 R St. NW, Washington, DC 20009

Libraries

Bookstores and Infoshops


Things to see and do

Museums