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Metro is making significant changes to its service on July 4, closing the Smithsonian station and switching Largo Town Center to the Orange Line. Study our map before heading out for the fireworks.

Free Taxi Rides Home

Don't drink and drive on July 4 -- take advantage of SoberRide, which provides up to $50 in free cab fare.

Museums Podcast

Treat your iPod-toting visitors to a tour of highlights of the American History Museum -- guided by museum director Brent Glass.

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Folklife Festival

The annual cultural exposition takes over the Mall from June 30 to July 11.


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