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Washington DC Private City Tour
"It's a very fast-paced city tour around Washington DC for 4 hours with your own private driver guide who will give you all the basic information about the monuments and areas you will see on this tour. Get even more personalized by selecting a multi-ling Supreme Court Library of Congress Ullyses Grant MemorialUnion Station Pennsylvania Avenue The White House
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Guided DC City Bus Tour Plus Potomac River Cruise
"Meet your guide at the National Archives Building on Pennsylvania Avenue and travel around Washington DC by bus to visit the Capitol White House and all the major memorials (full list of stops available in the Itinerary section). At each stop your expert guide will hop off with you to personally escort you through the sights providing insightful background and answering questions alon stop for lunch (at your expense) and a shopping break at the Pentagon City Mall. Itinerary During your tour your guide will walk you through the following sights:The US Capitol Building (exterior) Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Dr Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Korean Memorial Lincoln Memorial Vietnam Memoria"""Explore the best of Washington DC with a guided bus and walking tour of the city's top sights plus a (seasonal) river cruise out of Georgetown. This 6 hour tour includes photo stops at the White House and Capitol guided tours of many of the monuments including the Lincoln Memorial
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Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and Attractions Pass
"Redeem your bus voucher at Union Station to begin your 48 hours of unlimited access to three bus loops around Washington DC. Learn about this dynamic city's history from live commentary as you admire numerous landmarks including the White House US Capitol Lincoln Memorial Jefferson Memorial Vietnam Veterans Memorial Ford's Theatre and Arlington National Cemetery. Hop on and off at the various stops (see Itinerary for full list) to capture photos and visit sights at your leisure. In addition
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Arlington VA. / National Cemetery Tips (16)

Arlington National Cemetery

The Land that Arlington National Cemetery is located once belonged to the family of General Robert E. Lee. After the Civil War the property was auctioned off and bought by the US government. The...
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cjg1
Jun 13, 2011

Pentagon Memorial - Arlington, VA

The Pentagon Memorial is dedicated to the 184 people killed in the Pentagon and on American Airlines Flight 77 in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The memorial grounds cover about two acres...
Ewingjr98
Jan 24, 2009

Faces of the Fallen at the Women's Memorial

Inside the Women's Memorial at the entrance to the Arlington National Cemetary os a very moving tribute to the first 1,300 plus men and women in the armed forces who were killed in Afghanistan and...
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pourlu
May 05, 2007

Arlington, Virginia

Just a note of clarification it would be easy for you to think you are in Washington, DC all the time but the Reagan airport is actually in Arlington, Virginia as is the National cemetary, the...
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jamiesno
Apr 20, 2007

An explorer's humble resting place

While wandering Arlington Cemetary, I noticed on the map the location of Admiral Richard E. Byrd's resting place. Born in 1888, Byrd had a long resume of accomplishments, including an attempt to fly...
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rcargo
Feb 08, 2006

The Arlington National Cemetery

The Arlington National Cemetery is located across the Potomac River from Washington, DC. I drove there by hired car but it's easy reachable by metro as well (or bus run by Tourmobile Tour).It's more...
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matcrazy1
Dec 14, 2005

The Pentagon across the Potomac River

On September 11, 2001 a Boeing 757-200 (American Airlines, flight 77) hijacked by terrorists hit the west wing of the Pentagon. Luckily due to renovations only about 850 instead of 4,500 people worked...
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matcrazy1
Dec 14, 2005

In memory of space shuttle Columbia

One of the newest addition to Arlington National Cemetery is the Memorial of Space Shuttle Columbia which crashed in 2003 when returning to earth from the outer space. I remember that sad morning when...
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mht_in_la
Jul 13, 2004

Arlington National Cemetery Facts

Arlington Mansion and 200 acres of ground immediately surrounding it were designated officially as a military cemetery June 15, 1864, by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton.More than 260,000 people are...
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amsterdam_vallon
Apr 06, 2004

An American Soldier Known But To God

"Here rests in honored glory an American Soldier known but to God."A lot of people do go and tour Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. People stop by and watch the continous changing of...
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mcpangie
Jan 07, 2004

Arlington, VA

Just across the river, Arlington is home to the Pentagon and the Arlington National Cemetery where true American war heroes are buried. Not only that, but there are ample shopping, dining and...
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b1bob
Feb 25, 2003

Arlington Cemetary

Arlington Military Cemetary is located on the other side of the Potomac River in the hills beside the Pentagon. Thousands of American soldiers from each war the US has been fighting in have their...
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KaiM
Sep 12, 2002
 
 
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Georgetown

We finished our day in Georgetown by visiting two very different historic cemeteries located quite close to one another. The first, Oak Hill Cemetery, was founded in 1848 on a 15-acre plot of land...
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Watergate Complex

The Watergate Complex will forever be linked with the scandal that led to Richard Nixon's resignation in 1974. The complex itself is made up of five buildings, i.e. one office building, three...
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Dumbarton Oaks

This fabulous estate dates back to the 19th century and it belonged to Robert and Mildred Bliss. Robert Bliss was an American diplomat who had graduated from Harvard University and, while they were...
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Kennedy Performing Arts Center

Be sure to go on the Kennedy Center webpage and be on the lookout for free things to do here. Just today the 20th of March I attended a free Concert by Punjabi MC an Indian DJ who combine hip hop with...
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Islamic Mosque & Cultural Center

This great Mosque was founded in 1947 during President Truman's term in office, and it is the very first Mosque to be built in the nation's capital. It came about after the sudden death of a Tursking...
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Woodrow Wilson House

After he left office in 1921, President Thomas Woodrow Wilson retired to a beautiful house near what was to become Embassy Row. He lived there for 3 years until he passed way peacefully in February...
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