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U.S. National Arboretum Moves to Phase 2 in Re-Opening Plan

By Autumn Canaday
July 27, 2020

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2020—Beginning July 27, the U.S. National Arboretum (USNA) will move into Phase 2 of its re-opening plan that will allow the facility to remain open Monday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m., and Saturday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The USNA will require visitors to follow all posted guidelines designed to maximize the safety and health of all visitors and employees. This includes following social distancing rules, entering the grounds via dedicated access points, and acknowledging that there will be limited services and amenities during this time.

For more information on new operating hours and a listing of accessible areas, potential visitors are encouraged to review the Arboretum website at

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