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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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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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Half-Day Grand Tour of Washington DC
"This tour is an educational tour. You will visit the White House Jefferson Memorial Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lincoln Memorial and Iwo Jima Memorial. The same stop also includes visiting the Korean War Memorial
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Moon Rock

Take a tour of the Washington National Chathedral, it is beautiful and worth spending time at. After the tour stop in the little museum shop that offers unique gifts. I bought a few pencil sketches of...
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lmkluque
Oct 31, 2012

English Gothic

THE WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRALMount Saint Alban,Massachusetts and Wisconsin Aves. NWFree one hour tour. Update:Technically the tour is free, but a $5.00 "donation" is requested. Still, it's not a...
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lmkluque
Jan 27, 2012

Saint Mary's Shrine

The proper title is Basicila of the National Shrine of the Immaclate Conception.The foundation stone was place in the northwest corner of the Crypt Church in 1920. Seven years after Bishop Thomas J....
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lmkluque
Jan 27, 2012

Holy Trinity Catholic Church & St. Ignatius Chapel

Holy Trinity Church and St. Ignatius Chapel are part of the same church and are located on the same block near the university in Georgetown. The chapel is a beautiful white building with a square...
Ewingjr98
Apr 04, 2011

Lovely, small church (1844)

I took a longer walk from the Capitol Hill to the White House but not through the National Mall which I had already crossed a few times but along streets north of the Mall to eventually get to the...
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matcrazy1
Apr 04, 2011

Saint Patrick's Catholic Church - Gallery Place

This parish was established over 200 years ago to "minister to the needs of the stonemasons building the White House and the U.S. Capitol." The first meeting place for St. Patrick's was located at...
Ewingjr98
Sep 18, 2010

Islamic Mosque and Cultural Center - DuPont Circle

This unique religious site near DuPont Circle is the largest mosque in the United States. Made of white limestone, this unique landmark has a 162-foot-high minaret. The amazingly beautiful interior of...
Ewingjr98
Feb 20, 2009

National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is far off the beaten path, but is one of the most impressive structures in the city, certainly rivaling the more famous architecture...
Ewingjr98
Dec 23, 2008

The first in the New World

The Islamic Center in Washington DC (2551 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.) is located at the edge of beautiful Rock Creek Park I visited... by car. It is the first mosque to be built in America's national...
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matcrazy1
Dec 25, 2005

John Paul II Cultural Center

As a Roman Catholic, my wife and I spent our honeymoon in Rome, Florence, and Venice. When there, we were surprised to discover that the Pope John Paul II Culture Center was right in our backyard.A...
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mattreider
Nov 07, 2005

Last Great Cathedral

While many assume the Washington Monument or Capital Dome is the highest building in D.C., the reality is that the highest belongs to the National Cathedral. The Cathedral's location was part of the...
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mattreider
Nov 04, 2005

Where the Presidents attend church

St. John's Protestant Episcopal Church stands on (but not in) Lafayette Square just northeast of the White House. Many tourists pass it by without a second glance. Every president since James Madison...
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Oct 04, 2005
 
 
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Things to Do Near Washington D.C.

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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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