Free guided tours
The Kennedy Center offers free daily guided tours given by Friends of the Kennedy Center volunteers. The tour highlights the historic events that led up to the establishment of the national cultural center that is also our nation's living memorial to President John F. Kennedy, and includes an interactive exhibit on his life and presidency.
Visitors 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 REACH buildings by architect Steven Holl.
Learn more about art & sculpture at the REACH
For more information call (202) 416-8340.
All tours of the Kennedy Center start at the tour desk on Level A. Come in on a walk-in basis approximately every 10 minutes, or sign up for one of our special tours below in advance.
For tours of the REACH, visit the Welcome Desk in the Welcome Pavilion.
Kennedy Center Tour Hours
Mon. - Fri. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sat. & Sun. 10:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m.
The REACH Tour Hours
Mon. - Fri. 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Sat. & Sun. 11:00 a.m.
Explore the REACH
See what's playing and tour the grounds and new spaces in our exciting extension.
The REACH is a living theater where diverse art forms collide to break down the boundaries between audience and art. It is an immersive learning center, a public incubator, and a set of dynamic, collaborative spaces where art happens so close audiences can reach out and touch it.