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J Edgar Hoover Building (FBI HQ)

Named after former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, this building is now the Bureau's Headquarters.

Nearby Attractions

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Smithsonian American Art Museum
The nation's first art museum is home to one of the largest and most inclusive collections of American art in the world.
National Portrait Gallery
Discover a wide selection of famous artwork depicting historic American figures.
George Washington Portrait
Rembrant Peale painted this oil on canvas painting of George Washington, which depicts the elder statesman in the last years of his life.
Ben Franklin Portrait
Founding Father Benjamin Franklin played a prominent role in shaping the nation's move to independence, and its subsequent foreign policy. His portraitby Joseph Siffred Duplessis hangs in the National Portrait Gallery.
Obama's Presidential Portrait
Obama's portrait by Kehinde Wiley, displayed in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, has caused a social media flurry about the artwork surrounding presidents. Don't miss the piece.
Steve Jobs Memorial Portrait
Steve Jobs has become a popular subject for portrait artists, and this one has become a crowd favorite for Apple fans because it captures the early days of the enigmatic tech giant.

Related Tours

Private Full Day Highlights of D.C.
As America’s cultural centre, Washington DC is more than just the home of the President. DC is rich in history, proud in heritage, and a fascinating multi-layered destination.
 
  • Stand in awe of the Washington Monument, once the tallest structure in the world in 1884.
  • Admire the Lincoln Memorial - see if you can spot the carved mistake on a word on the north wall - it’s been touched up, but can still be seen.  
  • Learn about the importance of the Potomac River on the history of the city.
  • See DC’s ‘Big 3’: the Capitol, White House and Supreme Court. 
  • See the first equestrian statue ever made in the United States. 
  • Enjoy a delicious local lunch of your choice of DC eatery (paid locally by guest).  
  • Immerse yourself in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.  
  • Explore the National Museum of American History, home to the original Star-Spangled Banner. 
  • Discover which DC home has 35 bathrooms, 412 doors, 147 windows and 6 stories. 
At 68-square-miles, Washington DC has more than the political arena with which to seduce its many visitors, from the secrets of the FBI Building, CIA Headquarters to over 70 museums devoted to almost every topic, including an International Spy Museum, American Indian art and African-American culture. On your DC in a Day: Full Day Highlights Tour you will discover the heart and soul of America’s capital district, on a guided journey to its key attractions that do DC justice - politics and all.
 
As you discuss the city’s role in historical events, you will journey around DC’s most famous memorials, monuments and landmarks to read the Gettysburg Address inscription at the Lincoln Memorial and reflect on the impact of America’s Civil War. The beautiful Korean War Veterans Memorial and the Vietnam Memorial both evoke the sobriety of America’s involvement in overseas conflicts. At the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, it is impossible not to feel uplifted and inspired by the power of the words he penned for his famous I Have a Dream address. DC is spoiled for choice for world class-exhibitions and museums, and your DC in a Day: Full Day Highlights finale are two absolute gems - the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and the National Museum of American History. 
 
The Apollo Lunar Module LM2, Dorothy's ruby slippers and Washington's forged steel battle sword are just a handful of the museum’s 3-million items in a compelling collection devoted to the scientific, cultural, social, technological, and political development of the United States. This celebration of heritage, and the American identity, runs from colonial times to the present -  and is wholly engrossing, be it Muhammed Ali’s boxing gloves, the first ever Barbie doll or Prince’s yellow cloud guitar. 
Private Tour of Pennsylvania Avenue's Politics and History
Washington DC has a reputation as a wheeler-dealer city where billion-dollar contracts, cosy media deals, death wishes and political alliances are sealed in smokey bars, boardrooms, and dinners hosted by power brokers in swanky Georgetown townhouses. On your tour down memory lane of scandals past, discover the secrets, lies and backstories behind DC’s congressmen, journalists, military men and politicos throughout history, from Capitol Hill, the Judicial Branch and the FBI to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

  • Hear innumerable tales in Lafayette Square, including  of Kennedy's affair with suspected East German spy Inga Arvad and how his father involved the notorious FBI director, J Edgar Hoover, in ending the tryst.
  • Be captivated by the tales of attempted assassinations and how each was thwarted
  • Enjoy stories of how during Prohibition DC was likely the least dry place in the United States 
  • Hear about the wild parties thrown in the White House, including Andrew Jackson's inauguration party in which he slipped out of the house threw a back window to escape the rabble
  • Learn about the stories of today's occupants and the drinking parties in local establishments which happen each time another member of the administration departs. 
On this tour, all the details will be spilled of the stories the occupants of the White House - both those from the recent past, including Nixon, Kennedy, Regan, Bush, Clinton, Obama and Trump - and its nineteenth century occupants. You will trawl the haunts associated with some of Washington’s greatest rumours, indiscretions and media storms. Security details, news-hounds, senators, lawmakers, cable news stars and White House officials. Examine the phenomena of  'Fake News', the tenures of Presidents past and present, and ask yourself if you would make yourself at home in a city where politicians seem to be a revolving door of residents. 
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