Be prepared for exercise. Visiting the site on foot can require quite a bit of walking.
Dress appropriately for the season
For the warmer months, wear light airy clothing and wide brim hats for protection from the sun. In colder months, you'll want to layer-up your clothing. Check the weather the day of your visit.
As you take in the history around you, don't forget to drink water or other rehydrating liquids. You can dehydrate in any season.
Should be comfortable with treaded soles to prevent slippage.
Slips, Trips and Falls
Some of the areas of the site can be slippery when wet, stay on the pathway as you go around the site, step carefully.
Even though it's an urban area, we do have wildlife. They can be fun to observe. However, for your safety: Do Not Feed any Wildlife in the park!
Washington, DC is an active city. Stay aware of your surroundings, stick with your buddy or group, and designate a rendezvous point in case you get separated. Be sure to have cell phones available.
Tell a Park Ranger and call the U.S. Park Police. If a lost child is found by Park Rangers, they will contact the U.S. Park Police.
Contact the site Park Ranger for assistance. They can provide guidance for many situations on the site including emergencies.
If an emergency arises, contact the U.S. Park Police at 202-610-7500 or Call 911.