Explore Historic Places In Washington, D.C.

Explore Historic Places In Washington, D.C.

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Explore the beauty and intrigue of historic Washington, D.C. on your own time with our curated guide to the best famous sights and landmarks.

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    It's safe to say we never realized how important the Postal Service was until we learned of its extensive history here. Great exhibits and tons of knowledge. -- Insider Perks via Foursquare
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    Come at night to see the impressive statue lit up & to avoid crowds, or else on the anniversary of his death, when blooming cherry blossoms create an even more impressive effect. Parking is limited. -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    There are schedules for services & it’s important to check the touring conflict schedule on the website b/c events & services often cause cancellations. -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    Room Four “Seeds of Peace” (1944-1945). Statue pays tribute to the former first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt. This work was the first public artwork to honor a First Lady. Full site history via<LINK> -- IWalked Audio Tours via Foursquare
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    A powerful experience. Look for some of the LGBT-related history artifacts throughout the permanent exhibit. Did you know that gay prisoners were not among those liberated by the allies? -- Washington Blade via Foursquare
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    Set on the water & within view of the White House & Washington Monument, surroundings of this rotunda are as gorgeous as the building. Peak season in the spring when cherry blossoms are in bloom. -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    Tours start at the Capitol Visitor Center and begin with a 13-minute film, followed by viewings of the Crypt of the Capitol, the Rotunda, & National Statuary Hall. They usually last an hour. -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    While you may not be able to take a dip in this pool on a hot day, you still need to protect your eyes & skin from the sun & reflection. Water reflects up to 100% of UV, so sunnies are essential! -- The Vision Council via Foursquare
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    Need a fun way to get around? Bike and Roll offers several different day & night bicycle (and segway) tours. Bikes, helmets, water & a snack are included in the price of the tour.-- Green Guide Editor -- Michelin Travel & Lifestyle via Foursquare
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    The Smithsonian Institution was founded for the "increase and diffusion" of knowledge from a bequest to the United States by the British scientist James Smithson, who had never visited the US himself. -- HISTORY via Foursquare
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    By Sept. 2, 1945, when Japanese signed the Instrument of Surrender, 671,000 Americans had come home wounded. DAV was there for them then just as DAV is here now for those injured and ill. #DAVpromises -- DAV - Disabled American Veterans via Foursquare
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    When on a guided tour of a history museum, at every civilization, ask whether the men of that era ever had an overpowering urge to dress as a woman and be caressed by a big, strong man. -- The Onion via Foursquare
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