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Sightseeing og vartegn i Northwest Washington, Fort Lesley J. McNair

Kunstmuseer

Art Museum
“The nation's museum preserves, collects, exhibits, and fosters an understanding of works of art. Open daily. Admission is always free!”
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Art Museum
“A must visit when in DC, plus they are usually open later than other museums until 7:30 pm! (Just double check with Google prior to heading over for a late visit)”
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Art Museum
“We like to visit this museum into its gorgeous structure, its art permanent collection (included the famous Renoir) as well new exhibitions. ”
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Art Museum
“This free Smithsonian museum is in the heart of Gallery Place. It has a beautiful courtyard where you can sit and rest. The art is terrific. It is open 11:30 am to 7 pm. You can go there at the end of the day after other museums close. ”
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Art Museum
“American Craft and decorative arts from 19th - 21st century next to the White House”
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Art Museum
“Opulent estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post; 18th century Russian and French decorative art + 13 acre gardens and cafe”
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Art Museum
“Dumbarton Oaks is a historic estate in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. It was the residence and garden of Robert Woods Bliss and his wife Mildred Barnes Bliss. The Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection was founded here by the Bliss couple, who gave the property to Harvard University in 1940.”
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Historiske museer

Science Museum
“The National Museum of Natural History is a natural history museum administered by the Smithsonian Institution, located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., United States. It has free admission and is open 364 days a year.”
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History Museum
“Open daily and free to the public (some passes may be required during peak season), guests can learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience, and how it helped shape this nation.”
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History Museum
“The original batmobile, Dorothy's ruby slippers, the dresses from all of the US First Ladies, and all sorts of other neat, fun and interesting American History memorabilia. It's free, on the national mall, nearby lots of food trucks, and easily accessible from the Metro!”
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History Museum
“Located just blocks from the Tiny Aeaea, the cottage is the most significant historic site of President Lincoln's presidency, other than the White House itself! President Lincoln lived here for 1/4 of his presidency. Enjoy wonderful daily tours of the cottage and grounds and hear about the history made there!”
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History Museum
“The National Archives Museum is located just north of the National Mall and houses both a museum and the National Archives and Records Administration. The building is home to the three most important documents in American history: the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Another highlight for visitors is the David M. Rubenstein Gallery, which features numerous a 17-foot touch screen summarizing the national debate around essential issues such as citizenship and free speech, as well as one of four surviving originals of the 1297 Magna Carta.”
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History Museum
“You can book a White House Tour via your congressman/woman’s office or your state senator’s office ”
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Garden
“We're located just steps from this National Historic Landmark owned by the family of Martha Washington. The beautiful grounds and museum are lovely. ”
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History Museum
“The National Postal Museum, located opposite Union Station in Washington, D.C., United States, was established through joint agreement between the United States Postal Service and the Smithsonian Institution and opened in 1993.”
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Naturskønne udkigspunkter

Monument / Landmark
“One of the most iconic monuments in the country! If you have the time take the elevator to the top for a breathtaking view of the city.”
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Monument / Landmark
“ This is DC’s iconic pointy-tipped monument that stands at the edge of the grassy National Mall.”
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Scenic Lookout
“A great place if you need to get groceries on your way back from downtown DC”
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Scenic Lookout
“One of the hidden gems of Dupont Circle. Savvy wooers bring their dates there, writers bring their notebooks and picnickers bring their lunches.”
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Scenic Lookout
“Get those demon carbs out of your body and run up all 75 of the super-steep infamous Exorcist steps at the corner of 36th and Prospect streets. The steps had their moment of fame as the spot where Father Karras tumbled to his demise in the in the cult horror classic The Exorcist. Locals flock to the steps to get their sweat on, so you’ll be in good company.”
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Lake
“The Reservoir and Sand Filter Plant across the street are the historic water storage facilities for Washington DC. A lap around the lake makes for a good morning run.”
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Art Gallery
“This Logan Circle residential landmark at 1112 Q Street NW is sure to make you double take the first time you see it. And it’s just a few blocks from happening 14th Street, another great spot to scope out the next IG.”
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Scenic Lookout
“The old post office has a clock tower viewing area and takes you through the history of the Old US Postal headquarters. Better view of DC than the monument. ”
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Historiske steder

Park
“One of the nicest and least appreciated parks in D.C. is a place officially called Meridian Hill Park but known to everyone as Malcolm X Park. Its 12 acres sit on a hill overlooking downtown and the monuments. John Quincy Adams lived in a mansion here after leaving the White House. Today, there are spooky statues and cascading pools of water, more reminiscent of a neglected European chateau garden than a National Park Service tract. Visit late on a Sunday afternoon to dance to the sounds of the ad hoc drum circle that has been forming weekly since the 1950s.”
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Monument / Landmark
“One of the most iconic monuments in the country! If you have the time take the elevator to the top for a breathtaking view of the city.”
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Monument / Landmark
“ This is DC’s iconic pointy-tipped monument that stands at the edge of the grassy National Mall.”
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Government Building
“The White House is the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States. It is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. and has been the residence of every U.S. President since John Adams in 1800. ”
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Museum
“The National Building museum has an imposing architecture. Many art exhibitions take place there even if is not that well known place, is a must to see. ”
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Teater
“ Ford's Theatre Ford's Theatre 2016.jpg Address511 10th St, NW Washington, D.C. United States OwnerNational Park Service OperatorFord's Theatre Society TypeRegional theater Capacity665 Construction OpenedAugust 1863 Reopened1968, 2009 Website www.fords.org Ford's Theatre National Historic Site U.S. National Register of Historic Places U.S. National Historic Site Ford's Theatre is located in Central Washington, D.C.Ford's Theatre Show map of Central Washington, D.C. Show map of the District of Columbia Show map of the United States Show all Coordinates38°53′48″N 77°1′33″WCoordinates: 38°53′48″N 77°1′33″W Area0.29 acres (0.12 ha) (theater alone) less than one acre (entire NHS) Built1863 Architectural styleLate Victorian Visitation856,079 (2005) NRHP reference #66000034[1] Added to NRHPOctober 15, 2013[dubious – discuss] Ford's Theatre is a theater located in Washington, D.C., which opened in August 1863. It is famous for being the site of the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865. After being shot, the fatally wounded 56-year old president was carried across the street to the Petersen House, where he died the next morning. The theater was later used as a warehouse and office building, and in 1893 part of it collapsed, causing 22 deaths. It was renovated and re-opened as a theater in 1968. During the 2000s, it was renovated again, opening on February 12, 2009, in commemoration of the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth. A related Center for Education and Leadership museum experience opened February 12, 2012 next to Petersen House. The Petersen House and the theater are preserved together as Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, administered by the National Park Service; programming within the theater and the Center for Education is overseen separately by the Ford's Theatre Society”
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Monument / Landmark
“Free admission. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. See living history demonstrations on nice weather days. Close to Ben's Chili Bowl, too!”
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Outdoor Sculpture
“The memorial to Albert Einstein, situated in an elm and holly grove in the southwest corner of the Academy grounds, was unveiled at the Academy's annual meeting, April 22, 1979, in honor of the centennial of the great scientist's birth. Einstein is depicted seated on a three-step bench of Mount Airy (North Carolina) white granite. The bronze figure, weighing approximately 4 tons, is 12 feet in height. Three caissons, totaling 135 tons, sunk in bedrock to a depth of 23 to 25 feet, support the monument. In its left hand, the figure holds a paper with mathematical equations summarizing three of Einstein's most important scientific contributions: the photoelectric effect, the theory of general relativity, and the equivalence of energy and matter.”
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Biblioteker

Government building
“You can tour the White House, the iconic home of America’s president, by scheduling a visit in advance. Even if you are unable to schedule a visit, walk around to the back to get a closer view of the building.”
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Library
“It's a cool old library that's been renovated and nice place to read (obviously).”
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Library
“This is a brand new library (2016) with amazing facilities. Very cool kids section.”
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Library
“A Carnegie library original with a gorgeous renovation. Great to bring the kids for a post-National Zoo wind down. ”
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Library
“City Bikes has a rack just outside the library and one at the Metro as well.”
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Library
“Our local library. All new L.E.A.D building with great selection and friendly service.”
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Law School
“Just down the street, convenient for both prospective and current students.”
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Art Museum
“This vivid cobalt rooster from Katharina Fritsch electrifies the rooftop at the National Gallery of Art's East Building. It’s pretty difficult to take a bad photo of the 15-foot fowl. Face east and you can capture the U.S. Capitol dome above the tree line; turn west and you’ve got a great view down Pennsylvania Avenue.”
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