The View of DC Observation Deck will re-open to Arlington County residents and their guests as of Thursday, July 23rd. During this time of COVID-19, the health, safety and wellbeing of our visitors is important to us. Therefore, we will follow government phased-opening restrictions and, when needed, will limit the maximum number of visitors to comply with such restrictions. Face coverings will be required for entry. While in the space we expect all visitors to socially distance and to wear face coverings in accordance with Commonwealth of Virginia and Arlington County requirements. We thank you for your understanding and look forward to your return.


The View of DC is pleased to welcome Arlington County Residents.

Residents and their guests will be granted complimentary access to The View of DC. Each visitor to the Observatory will need to present valid government-issued identification for admission. Non-resident guests will be admitted only when accompanied by an Arlington County Resident.

Daily Hours of Operation

Hours of operation and access may be adjusted to accommodate special events and other functions.

No food, beverage, photography equipment or other solicitations are permitted on the premises without prior written consent from Design Cuisine.

For more information or questions, please e-mail