Rotating Interactive Art Exhibits – A DC Must See!

Living in a connected world The power of social media these days is not to be underestimated. I was scrolling through my personal Instagram feed the other day before seeing a friend in the city. Our plans were relatively low-key, hoping to meet at a local taco joint followed by a stroll around town. Before …
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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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Great Falls Billy Goat Trail – A Hidden Gem!

THE TRAIL If you’re choosing between a trip to the nations’ capital and a trip to the outdoors, why not combine the two? By lodging in D.C., you’ll become one of the few people to know of the Great Falls Billy Goat trail. Situated only 16.5 miles outside of Washington, D.C., you can experience the …
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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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The Best Restaurants in D.C.

Restaurants and enjoyable cuisine can make or break vacation in D.C. As a bed and breakfast, we understand just how critical delicious food is in day-to-day life, especially when you’re away from home. While we don’t offer lunch or dinner, we do have several great recommendations for restaurants in the area. We are confident that …
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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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Day Trip to Antietam National Battlefield!

If’ you’re in D.C. for a prolonged visit, why not take a detour out of the city and visit the battlefield of Antietam? While your team at American Guest House, a D.C. bed and breakfast, loves everything D.C.- related, a day trip to Sharpsburg, the site of the Batlle of Antietam, can get you away …
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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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