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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Front facade of the Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection is proud to call itself America’s first museum of modern art. Founded by Duncan Phillips and his mother, the museum first opened in 1921. The museum memorialized Duncan’s grief at the death of his father and brother. Duncan said he, “Turned to [his] love of painting for the will to live.” Their …
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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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Wood carvings

Spotlight on House Museums in Washington DC

House museums in D.C. don’t get the credit that they deserve. When people come to D.C., they always make it a priority to see well-known museums, such as those in the Smithsonian. While such institutions are undoubtedly worthwhile, nothing can offer you a better taste of authentic D.C., living than a house museum! As the …
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Insider’s Guide to Visiting the U.S. Capitol

The U.S. Capitol Building welcomes millions of visitors every year and is unquestionably one of DC’s most popular monuments and museums. As such, planning a trip to our country’s capital may be intimidating to some. With so much to see and do in Washington, D.C. where do you begin? All of us at American Guest …
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Capitol Hill Neighborhood

One of my favorite neighborhoods to explore in DC is Capitol Hill. Not only does it have the historical sites and monuments, but also a daily market, great restaurants, and unique shops to visit. Our DC Inn is an easy commute to all of the excitement as we are just a 10-minute walk to the …
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