Helpful Mobile Apps

As you plan your tour to Washington, there are several mobile apps that can help you make the most of your trip.

Many of these apps are free and provide additional information on attractions and exhibits. They also offer parking and transportation information to help you navigate Washington, D.C.



Parkmobile provides an easy way to pay for parking while in D.C. With the mobile app, drivers provide their vehicle license plate information and enter a parking zone number found on nearby meters. Parking fees will then bill to a driver’s credit card.

Go here for the mobile app available on Apple iOS and Google Play

Sportcycle (Capital BikeShare)
Spotcycle is an app that can help you find the nearest Capital BikeShare location, tell you how many bikes are available and offers maps and information on attractions so you can plan your route. Riders can drop off a bike where it was rented it or ride it and drop it off at another BikeShare location.

Click here for the mobile app available on Apple iOS and Google Play.

Uber provides on-demand rides to riders dispatched from a mobile app. Uber offers multiple ride options with different price ranges to meet individual customer needs.

Available for download on Apple iOS and Google Play.

Like Uber, Lyft also provides on-demand rides to riders who use the Lyft mobile app. Lyft also offers multiple ride options and price points for consumers to choose.

Available for download on Apple iOS and Google Play.


United States Capitol
The United States Capitol offers four different mobile apps that will assist your tour planning and also exchange the exhibits you will see when touring the Capitol. All four applications are available on Apple iOS and Google Play.

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Guide
The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Guide can assist you in planning your tour of the Capitol. It includes information about tour times, hours of operations, location and how to observe Congress when it is in session.

U.S. Capitol Rotunda
The Rotunda is located in the center of the Capitol and has staged many important events in our nation's history. The Rotunda app offers information about historic ceremonies that have happened in the Rotunda, its architecture, sculptures and paintings that are housed within it.

Guide to State Statues
The National Statuary Hall Collection is comprised of 100 statues - two from each state - that honor notable people from the history of each of our 50 states. This app will guide you through the entire collection with descriptions and illustrations and provides the locations for all 100 statues of the collection.

My Capitol (Exhibition Hall)
The My Capitol app is designed to complement your tour of the Capitol Visitor Center's Exhibition Hall. It includes information about the Capitol grounds, historic information, activities and questions for discussion during your tour or after your tour at school or at home.

Go here for the mobile apps available for Apple iOS and Android.

Arlington National Cemetery

Offered by Arlington National Cemetery, the mobile app enables family members and the public to explore Arlington's rich history. The app allows visitors to locate graves of family or friends, as well as the graves of notable men and women buried in the cemetery. It also offeres directions to monuments and memorials within the cemetery and information the Changing of the Guard ceremony.

Available for download on Apple iOS and Google Play.

National Mall

Offered by the National Park Service, this app will help visitors make the most of their visit to the National Mall. The app includes information about events happening on the National Mall and at memorials along the mall, maps highlighting walkways between memorials and sites, and information on self-guided walking tours along the Mall.

Go here for the mobile app available for Apple iOS and Android.

Smithsonian Institute Museums
The Smithsonian mobile app serves as a digital guide to the museums and exhibits of the Smithsonian Museums in Washington. The app is helpful to show visitors highlights, access tour information and hours, museum locations, and other information like podcasts to compliment your tours.

Go here for the mobile app available for Apple iOS and Android.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum offers a mobile app that will help visitors plan their visit that may also include events specific to the day of each visit. The mobile app also offers visitors personal stories of individuals who experienced the Holocaust as well as family photographs, personal artifacts, and videos of survivors sharing their stories.

Go here for the mobile app available for Apple iOS, Android and at Amazon Apps.

National Gallery of Art
The National Gallery of Art's mobile app provides highlights including high resolution images of works from the Gallery's collection, information for young art lovers ages 7-12, gallery maps, museum hours and other updates on rotating exhibits.

Go here for the mobile app available for Apple iOS and Android.

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