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U.S. Capitol

in Historic

The United States Capitol is among the most architecturally impressive and symbolically important buildings in the world. It houses the meeting chambers of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Since it's opening in 1793, the Capitol has beem built, burnt, rebuilt, extended, and restored.Today, it stands as a monument not only to its builders but also to the American people and their government. Tours Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free.

East Capitol St NE & First St SE
Washington, District Of Columbia 20004
United States

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National World War II Memorial

in Historic

Between the Reflecting Pool and the Washington Monument. Two 43-ft. arches to the north and south represent the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. 56 pillars representing the U.S. states, territories and D.C. at the time of the war. Freedom Walk has a field of 4,000 sculpted gold stars, each representing the deaths of 100 Americans in the war. 8 a.m.-11:45 p.m daily. Free. Smithsonian Metro (blue/orange lines). Located at 17th St. at Constitution Ave. NW, Washing, DC. Call 800-639-4992.

17th St. at Consititution Ave.
Washington, District Of Columbia 20006
United States

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Lincoln Memorial

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This grand monument overlooks the Reflecting Pool, the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol. Inside the 19-ft. marble statue of the 16th president is flanked by inscriptions of his Second Inaugural Address and the famous Gettysburg Address. 8 a.m.-11:45 p.m. daily. Free. Limited street. Foggy Bottom Metro (orange/ blue lines); Smithsonian (orange/ blue lines). Located at 23rd St. NW at Constitution Ave. Washington, DC. Call 202-426-6841

23rd St. NW at Constitution Ave.
Washington, District Of Columbia 20037
United States

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Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial

in Historic

7.5-acre riverfront park with waterfalls and a monumental sculpture of the president seated in his hweel chair with his beloved Scottie, Fala. Site neart the Jefferson Memorial and designed especially for wheelchairs. 8 a.m.-11:45 p.m. daily. Free. Limited street parking. Smithsonian Metro (orange/ blue lines). Bordered by the Tidal Basin and the Potomac River. Located at 1850 West Basin Dr. SE, Washing, DC. Call 202-426-6841.

1850 West Basin Dr SE
Washington, District Of Columbia 20242
United States

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Bureau of Engraving and Printing

in Factory

See currency printed at the rate of 8,000 sheets per hour on the guided, 35-minute tour. Price: Tours are free but require a ticket. The ticket booth (on Raoul Wallenberg Place) is open Mon-Fri. from 8 a.m. until all tikcets are distributed. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., evening hours in summer. Smithsonian Metro (blue/orange lines). Located at 14th and C Sts. NW. Call 202-874-2330 or visit www.moneyfactory.com.

14th and C Sts. NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20228
United States

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Morven Park Museums & Event

in Museum, Museum

Spectacular 1,000-acre site near Leesburg, Va. Home of Governor Westmoreland Davis (Gov: 1918-22). The Greek Revival estate and grounds are preserved for public use. 140,000 visitors per year tour the mansion and two other museums. Year-round equestrian competitions, hiking, forested trails, and new athletic fields. None of the rooms or items are roped off, and the displayed collection is extensive. 45-minute tour of the Davises collected antiquities and personal items.

17263 Southern Planter Lane
Leesburg, Virginia 20176
United States

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CRIME MUSEUM

in Museum

One of the best museums in Washington DC (a local favorite), the museum’s mission is to provide guests of all ages with memorable insight into our nation’s history of crime and its consequences, law enforcement, forensic science, and crime scene investigation through a captivating, interactive, entertaining, and educational experience.

575 7th St NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20004
United States

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Brookside Gardens

in Botanical Gardens

Brookside Gardens is Montgomery County's incomparable, award-winning 50-acre public display garden situated within Wheaton Regional Park. Included in the gardens are several distinct areas: Aquatic Garden, Azalea Garden, Butterfly Garden, Children's Garden, Rose Garden, Japanese Style Garden, Trial Garden, Rain Garden and the Woodland Walk. The Formal Gardens areas include a Perennial Garden, Yew Garden, the Maple Terrace, and Fragrance Garden.

1800 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton, Maryland 20902
United States

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Tudor Place Historic House and Garden

in Botanical Gardens, Historic

With its 5½ open acres, Tudor Place remains one of America’s last intact urban estates from the Federal Period. Its open lawns and garden rooms are a delight for the senses as well as a historical record of changing land use over time. Thomas and Martha Custis Peter put their land to agricultural and ornamental uses, and numerous trees and shrubs they cultivated still grow on the site today.

1644 31st St. NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20007
United States

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