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

Kunstmuseer

Art Museum
“This museum spans two buildings, an East and West Wing, showcasing priceless artworks from Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, John Singleton Copley, Johannes Vermeer, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse. Tip: Starting May through the end of August, relax in the museum's gorgeous sculpture garden and enjoy performances from the "Jazz in the Garden" series. ”
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Art Museum
“This museum is located off the National Mall, so it might be overlooked on your typical Smithsonian-crawl. But it is not to be missed!”
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Art Museum
“The Phillips Collection is not to be missed for art lovers, with pieces by Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Winslow Homer, Georgia O'Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, and Vincent van Gogh. The Rothko Room with four paintings by abstract expressionist Mark Rothko is a particular favorite. Tips: Tickets run from $8 to $12 per visitor, and visitors age 18 and under are free. The first Thursday of every month is "Phillips after 5," a popular event that runs from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (buy tickets in advance if you can). ”
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Art Museum
“Finally a day without responsibilities I took the bus (16c,g or h) to the next metro station and the yellow line to DC. Got out at "Archives" and strolled down Pensylvania Avenue to the "Newseum". Took a left there and passed several DC courthouses. I found my way to the SAAS, passing the Shakepeare Theater Company and the Capital one stadium. Finally, the Smithonian American Art Museum! Portraits of important men and women shaping US-American history. Beautiful landscapes prior to industrialisation. I loved it! I'll be back for sure! Took the yellow line at the side of the museum, changed to the bus at Pentagon City Station. Grabbed a late lunch at Giants and couldn't stop myself treating me with a coconut pie from the Pie Company opposite Walter Reed bus station. Here I am, waiting for my son to come back from school - next time I'll take him!”
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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
“Don't miss the beautiful outdoor garden! Inside there is a small but really interesting collection of art. ”
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Historiske museer

Science Museum
“Natural history appeals to all ages! There are artifacts that you can’t possibly see them all in one visit. The dinosaur exhibits, the Family Hall of Mammals, and the Sant Ocean are fascinating and great for adults and kids. Then there's the cinematography and scenery in the IMAX films that's simply stunning.”
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History Museum
“One of the newest museums on the National Mall. A powerful and informative experience.”
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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
“This museum is really close by and really kid friendly and never add crowded as the other Smithsonians.”
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Naturskønne udkigspunkter

Monument / Landmark
“You can get day of tickets by waiting in line at the Monument’s visitor center!”
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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
“The Sunday afternoon drumming circle is ver popular with locals. (Only available during the spring-fall months). Also, you can see the Washington Monument from here. ”
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Monument / Landmark
“You can get day of tickets by waiting in line at the Monument’s visitor center!”
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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
“While this museum isn't free it's worth a visit if you're interested in architect, design or urban living. It's also really kid friendly. The building itself is interesting and historic. If you don't want to visit the museum you can still go in and enjoy the atrium and grab a coffee at the cafe inside. In the summer they do these giant interactive installations in the atrium that are always great. ”
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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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