The Catholic University of America

Places to visit in and around the University

 Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (400 Michigan Ave NE next to CUA).

 Catholic University of America Libraries

 Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America (1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC; 0.9 miles, a 15 or 20 minute walk from CUA. Gardens, grottos, and shrines of the Holy Land.

Places to visit in and around Washington, DC

Dumbarton Oaks Museum and Gardens (1703 32nd Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007; travel directions by Metro, bus, car, or bicycle). Byzantine and Pre-Columbian art.

Freer and Sackler Galleries, the Smithsonian's museums of Asian art (On the National Mall in Washington, DC. near the Smithsonian Metro Station on the Blue and Orange lines). See also other Smithsonian museums.

Hillwood Estate Mansion, Collections and Gardens (4155 Linnean Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008; it borders Rock Creek Park in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Washington, DC, 3.9 miles from CUA. It is a 20 minute walk from the Van Ness/UDC Metro station on the Red line). Russian imperial and 18th century French decorative art collections; extensive gardens.

Folger Shakespeare Library (201 East Capitol Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003; 0.5 miles or 10 minutes walk from the Capitol Metro South Metro Station on the Blue, Orange, and Silver lines). It holds the world's largest collection of materials relating to Shakespeare and his works, from the 16th century to the present day.

Library of Congress (Three buildings on Capitol Hill including the historic Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S.E.,Washington, DC 20540; 2 blocks from the Capitol South Metro Station on the Blue, Orange and Silver lines or a 15 minute walk from the Union Station Metro Station on the Red line).

National Gallery of Art (located on the National Mall between 3rd and 9th Streets along Constitution Avenue NW; three blocks from the 4th st.exit of the Judiciary Square Metro Station on the Red Line). Summer 2015 exhibitions.

Smithsonian National Zoological Park (3001 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008; walk from the Woodley Park or Cleveland Park Metro stations on the Red line).