Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is often on the "must do" list for anyone visiting D.C - it's pretty impressive when you see it in person!
A great way to learn about this iconic building is via their FREE public tours!
Departing every 10 minutes, the tour highlights the historic events that led up to the establishment of the national cultural center, which also happens to be the nation's living memorial to that amazing man President John F. Kennedy.
The tour also includes a stop at the interactive exhibit on the life of JFK, and also his presidency - what an amazing learning experience for the kids!
Those art lovers in the family can also learn about the works of art given to the Center, such as Robert Berks's bust of President Kennedy, Willy Weber's Apollo X, and the stunning Israeli Lounge.
This fascinating tour ends with a breathtaking 360-degree view of the nation's capital from the building's roof terrace - so make sure you take your camera!
If you want to enjoy some music, look out for the free daily performances that are held on the Millennium Stage in the Grand Foyer. They even have family performances, so keep an eye out!
The KC Cafe:
Casual dining spot ideal for a quick meal on the go or pre-performance. The extensive menu features gourmet sandwiches, a salad bar with a variety of fresh greens, vegetables, and antipasto dishes, and, depending on the performance schedule, a Chef's Table with daily specials of pasta, fish, and meats prepared to order.
Roof Terrace Restaurant:
Pre-performance cocktails and food in an intimate setting.
Tours are offered approximately every 10 minutes.
Please stop by the Tour Desk when visiting the Kennedy Center. Friends tour guides are ready to give tours every 10 minutes for any individuals or groups with less than 15 in their party.
Kennedy Center Gift shop features a wide selection of unique merchandise related to the performing arts, available online or at the Center.
All tours are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs and assistive listening devices available upon request.