my kids and I are taking our first trip to DC in June. We are going to do the White House Tour and you cannot bring anything in, but they don't have a bag check.
I have read on here that people recommend that you use the Smithsonian Lockers, but the SI website states that the lockers are for use only while in the museum that you are in. Are they really strict about this or should I be able to leave my stuff in their lockers while we do the White House tour?
Our hotel is 18 miles away and we will be using the Metrorail for transportation and it will be me with a ten year old and a one year old so the easiest option is best! I realize the Union Station has luggage holding, but it is expensive compared to the lockers and we will be in the SI Museums that day anyway. We will use Union Station if that's our only option however.
So again, my question is are they really that strict at the SI?