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U.S. National Arboretum

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Washington, DC 20001



The U.S. National Arboretum was established by Congress in 1927. Nine miles of roads take visitors through the arboretum's 446 lush acres. A highlight of the drive is always at the heart of the arboretum where twenty-two Corinthian columns stand, each thirty-four feet tall, taken from the east entrance of the Capitol Building.

Within the Arboretum are many botanical exhibits from azaleas and formally landscaped gardens to exotic and rare trees. Some notable exhibits are the Slow Growing Conifer Collection and North America's first and most comprehensive bonsai museum. There are also many seasonal displays and an aromatic two-acre herb garden.

Hours + Fees

8 am - 5 pm daily except December 25, National Bonsai & Penjing Museum: 10 am - 3:30 pm daily


Additional Details:
Metro Stop: none: direct shuttle service is available from Union Station on weekends and holidays by taking the X6 Metrobus. The bus operates every 40 minutes. On weekdays take the Blue or Orange lines to Stadium Armory Station. Then, transfer to the B2 Metrobus and get off on Bladensburg Road at Rand Street just past the Arboretum sign on the right. Walk back to sign at R Street and walk down R Street 2 blocks to Arboretum entrance

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