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East Capitol St NE & First St SE, Washington, DC 20004, USA
The U.S. Capitol Building is the epicenter of all D.C. political action—this is where the country's most important battles are fought. Home to the House of Representatives and the Senate's meeting chambers for more than two centuries, it's...
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101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC 20540, USA
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Established in 1800, the Library of Congress is the oldest federal institution in the United States. The library was destroyed by British troops just 14 years after its conception, and Congress used Thomas Jefferson’s collection of 6,487...
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201 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA
The Art Museum of the Americas is supported by the Organization of the American States and has a permanent collection that focuses primarily on contemporary Latin American and Caribbean art by both established and up and coming Latin artists. The...
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1822 1st St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
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Nestled in charming Bloomingdale, the rustic Red Hen is a golden egg of D.C.’s dining scene. Chef/owner Michael Friedman (also of All Purpose Pizza) has created an inviting home for culinary pleasures like the cool taste of soft, bulbous...
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515 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
For decades, this rooftop terrace bar situated at the W Hotel (formerly the Hotel Washington, circa 1918) has provided some of the most stellar views of the White House, monuments, memorials, and beyond. Unlike many other local rooftops, P.O.V. is...
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Maymont is a must-see in Richmond. A wonderful park with different segments- a historic mansion (available to tour), European gardens, walking paths, animals to see, and my favorite, the serene Japanese gardens.
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Canal Walk, Richmond, VA 23219, USA
The Canal Walk follows the path of the James River, in downtown Richmond. Enjoy great views of both the river and the city, historical sites, and giant art murals. Or opt to take a boat tour and experience it all while floating down the James.
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1700 Hampton St, Richmond, VA 23220, USA
Before Maymont was a public park and museum it was a Victorian country estate. You can still tour the lavish mansion and read all about the historical significance of the family who owned it, but I usually head straight for the gardens. The...
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Monument Ave, Richmond, VA, USA
I couldn't resist taking a picture of Robert E. Lee in a rare Richmond snowfall—it was too beautiful. That being said, Monument Avenue is gorgeous in any season. Walk or drive down the avenue and take in the giant statues of Confederate heroes...