Web Cams in Washington DC
Live images of the Capitol
The nature of webcams is that they tend to go offline quit a bit. Refreshing a web cam later (sometimes) finds it back online.
UPDATED April 2, 2020
Reagan National Airport Cam
[Above] Looking toward Memorial Bridge and Potomac River
LOOKR - Southwest - Close shot of the Capitol Building from Independence Ave.
EarthTV - Aimed right at the Capitol Dome without much else in the frame.
Cherry Blossom Cam/EarthTV - Camera changes view frequently to see Jefferson Memorial, Arlington in distance across Potomac, and to view the large number of cherry trees along Ohio Drive.
Weatherbug - Looking across to the Lincoln Memorial toward the skyline of Arlington
WJLA Tower - Camera angle varies - sometimes pointed down Wisconsin Ave toward the National Cathedral with Georgetown and the Potomac in the distance, other times the angle takes in the Washington Monument (on the left) and the National Cathedral (on the right) with DC and Potomac River spread out in between. Other angles include looking at the huge Mt. Reno WTOP radio tower (built 1954) at the crossings of 40th SW, Wisconsin, Brandywine and Chesapeake, with Friendship Heights in background.
Pentagon - Looking at 395 and intersection with Washington Blvd., and the Fashion Center.
Washington Monument Cam - looking right down the reflecting pool at the Lincoln Memorial and the Potomac / Tidal Basin.
Martin Luther King Memorial statue - cam pointed at the memorial.
McKinley Technology High School - Hall of Science, T Street and North Capitol.
NBC Channel 4 - Variety of cameras, for example Key Bridge Web Cam
Panoramic view over Potomac - can move camera to view Thomas Jefferson memorial northward, or southward down the Potomac - Showing older image, not sure this is being updated any longer. Captured image is still functional at site, though.
Congressional Country Club - Potomac Maryland
Cheverly MD - looking toward the US Capitol Building
Reagen National Airport - River visual camera
View of Lincoln memorial, Potomac River
More Area Web Cams
National Zoo webcams - they list four sets of cams for the exhibits of Giant Panda, Naked Mole-rat, Lion Cam, and Elephant Cam.
Montgomery County Traffic Cams - - dozens and dozens of street cams on the Montgomery County Dept. Transportation system
Tysons Corner - from atop the Hyatt Regency
College Park, Maryland, looking down McKeldin Mall toward the University building, with DC in the distance on the right, and Bowie, MD, directly to the West.
College Park II, Maryland, again, situated at Stadium and Paint Branch Dr.
Washington DC Live Radio
WMAL Radio Live Page - traffic and radio talk shows
DC Live and almost-live camera angles
NOT A DC CAMERA:
DC Street View - Downtown
The list below are cams not functioning during the last check. As in the nature of web cams, they may come back online at any time.
WEBCAMS.COM - Looking to the West, Washington Monument off to the right hand side. Camera seems to be right next to North Capitol Street and K Street.
LOOKR - From across the Potomac aimed right at the Lincoln Memorial with the Washington Monument just past it, and the Capitol dome sticking up.
Shauntanner Cam - Looking right at the Lincoln Memorial with DC behind.
EarthCAM - National Mall - you can see the Washington Monument with the African-American Museum on the right, and the Lincoln memorial off in the distance.
Weatherbug - WTOP Radio location in Friendship Heights, DC.
WJLA ABC channel 7 - From the WJLA building
Torpedo Factory - Looking out at the Potomac with DC on the other side.
Marine Corps Iwo Jima Memorial - WJLA-TV Camera
Amazon Shopping LinksKids' Travel Guide - Washington, DC: The fun way to discover Washington, DC with special activities for kids, coloring pages, fun fact and more! (Kids' Travel Guide series) - Amazon
Frommer's EasyGuide to Washington, D.C. 2019
Photos by Erik Weems - Weems' web site
Original page January 2019 | Updated March 2020