Side and back view of the statue of Philip Sheridan

General Philip Sheridan Statue

Appearance and Location As I walk around the city, I am on the lookout for pleasant places to stop and rest. The statue of General Sheridan in the Sheridan traffic circle is one such place. Located on Massachusettes Avenue along Embassy Row, the circle is conveniently located while remaining quiet and peaceful. The traffic circle …
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Row of red movie seats

Five Film Festivals in DC

DC is home to many amazing cultural experiences, including a multitude of film festivals. Below five of these festivals are listed. AFI Docs This film festival is hosted by the American Film Institute and shows documentary films. The documentary films featured are produced both in the US and around the world. DC Independent Film Festival …
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Inscription of text of the 'The Caucasus' by Taras Shevchenko

Taras Shevchenko Memorial

Location and Aesthetic The statue dominates a traffic island by the corner of P St and 22 St. A series of shallow steps lead up to two works. The first is of an imposing man in a long coat stepping forward with his right foot. The pedestal beneath him explains the reasoning for the statue’s …
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Entrance to exhibit 'Shall Not Be Denied"

Shall Not Be Denied

The upcoming year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment being signed into law, which secured women’s right to vote. One exhibit that marks this milestone is ‘Shall Not Be Denied: Women and the Right to Vote,’ currently on display at the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress is already a must-see …
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Close up of the the Lost City Books storefront.

18th St Shops Along my Walk

Part of my evening is always walking around the local neighborhood. Today I wanted to feature three stores that I like to stop by when I am out. All these stores are on 18th Street. Lost City Books This is our nearby used bookstore. They house every genre on their two floors, and the sections …
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Minimalist horse sculpture at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Art-Gazing in DC Galleries

Welcome to Washington, DC, home of hundreds of museums and art galleries. There is so much to do and see (and eat) in this city it’s hard to even begin to plan your itinerary. May we suggest adding some art-gazing to your DC to-do list?  Whether you’re looking for a wide scope of American art …
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Old propeller plane hanging from the ceiling.

Postal Progress

Postal History In the majestic collection of Smithsonian Museums, there is the often-overlooked National Postal Museum. The National Postal Museum features the history of our Postal System. Potential visitors may not feel the same level of enthusiasm as for the visiting, say, the National Air and Space Museum, but it is well worth the trip. …
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United States National Arboretum garden

Autumn in DC

Yes, summer is going strong with heats that rival passion. But let’s take a couple of minutes to think about the reprieve that autumn will bring along with the harvest. I look forward to the nice long drives, falling leaves, and beautiful colors. That and the drop in temperature. Fall brings a bountiful harvest, Halloween …
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Give The Gift of American Guest House This Holiday Season

Give your loved one a very special gift of a stay at our property.  We offer gift certificates in many amounts.