A small glider

The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Aerial Age

The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Aerial Age Currently on View National Air and Space Museum, National Mall 10:00 am – 5:30 pm, Daily Exhibit The Wright exhibit is constructed in a chronological horseshoe surrounding a model of the glider. The decor is reminiscent of a classic midwestern house, in terms of lamps …
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The Washington Monument against a dramatic cloudy sky

Washington Monument 2019

History The Washington Monument memorializes George Washington, commander of the Continental Army and first President of the United States. Even during his own lifetime, George Washington became a symbol of patriotism and civic duty. The memorial was a manifestation of this. Robert Mills designed the original plan for the Washington Memorial. His designed featured an …
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Three adults and a child conversing in front of an old fashioned train engine.

America on the Move

Transportation deeply affects how we live our lives, yet few of us consider the history of our highways and bus systems. Nonetheless, transportation has a history that is tied to other profound changes in American life. The exhibit ‘America On the Move’ at the National Museum of American History covers advancements in transportation from 1876 …
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Levinthal photograph of a woman relaxing in a swimsuit

American Myth & Memory

Everyday visitors tour DC and reflect on the history of this country. Our abundance of monuments and museums testify to how we value history. The exhibit “American Myth & Memory: David Levinthal Photographs” opened 7 July 2019 at the National Portrait Gallery. This new exhibit reflects on how we remember history and is a wonderful …
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Politics and Prose: Booklover Destination

About the Store Politics and Prose is a famed independent DC bookstore. Originally founded in 1984 by Carla Cohen and Barbara Meade, the store continues to serve the US Capitol’s bibliophiles. The store’s present-day owners state their mission as: “Politics and Prose is a D.C. based business devoted to cultivating community and strengthening the common …
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David Best’s Temple Exhibition at Renwick Gallery in Washington D.C.

Renwick Gallery turns entire rooms into works of art. One of their rooms currently houses David Best’s piece, Temple. The architecture evokes spiritual feeling. In response, visitors are encouraged to write thoughts on wooden placards and place them throughout the room. This work is essential to any art tour of the city. Consider staying our …
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Jefferson Rock at Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry: Make a Day Trip out of D.C.!

Cherry Blossom season in D.C. is absolutely delightful, but we know that the crowds can be hectic and chaotic – so why not take a day trip to Harper’s Ferry? D.C. has so much history, but the impact of Harper’s Ferry on history cannot be underestimated. Harpers Ferry is only a little over two hours …
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Notebook and textbook open on desk

Visiting a University in DC? Stay at American Guest House!

Fortunately, Washington DC is home to many of the United States’ world-class universities. In this vein, D.C.’s universities have curricula spanning a wide range of disciplines sure to appeal to many! Whether you are touring college campuses, attending an event, or coming to celebrate graduation, American Guest House is located about 9 minutes away from George …
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