Visiting The Thomas Jefferson Memorial

THE MEMORIAL The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is a 129-foot tall marble structure in the style of classical revival architecture. It is built out of white Imperial Danby marble from Vermont. The memorial houses a 19-foot tall marble statue of Thomas Jefferson. Construction began on December 15, 1938, and the cornerstone was laid on November 15, 1939. …
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A Visit to the Museum of Natural History

The Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History is much like the elephant that greets its visitors: large and wonderful. The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History was first started in 1846. It was initially housed in the Smithsonian castle. Beginning in 1902, Congress appropriated funds to construct a brand new building on the current national mall. …
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Harpers Ferry – A Day Trip

As the coronavirus continues to shake our world and prevent museums and normal tourist attractions from reopening, now is the perfect time to explore surrounding cities and hidden gems in the DMV area (DC, Maryland, Virginia). Located a little over an hour away by car (and one hour by train), Harpers Ferry, West Virginia is …
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Visit President Washington’s Home at Mount Vernon

Visiting Washington D.C. for the first time and want to have the trip of a lifetime? Look no further than a day trip to Mount Vernon. Located roughly 30 minutes from Washington by car, Mount Vernon is a great escape from the bustling city life of downtown D.C. You can walk the grounds where our …
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Lincoln’s Summertime Cottage

Many are familiar with the famous memorial at the national mall which pays homage to America’s 16th president. Likewise, many are familiar with Ford’s Theater where John Wilkes Booth ended the life of Abraham Lincoln. However, not many people know that the cottage where Lincoln spent roughly a quarter of his presidency still exists in …
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Washington DC Parks and Outdoor Spaces

Quarantining during the COVID-19 crisis can pose its many shares of frustrations and challenges. The majority if not all of the museums and exhibits in Washington D.C. have been closed. Restaurants can only do carry out, etc. That is why we decided to put together a list of the top green spaces and parks that …
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Visiting Washington National Cathedral

Searching for a great attraction to add to your Washington D.C. itinerary? Look no further than the Washington National Cathedral. Officially completed in 1990, this iconic structure took 83 years to build. While domineering in size and scope, the National Cathedral adds a calming presence to the skyline of Washington. Located in the northwest quadrant …
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Attending Memorial Day Weekend in DC

Visiting Washington D.C. at the end of May? If so, you should add many of the Memorial Day activities happening around D.C. to your list. Memorial Day is commemorated on the last Monday of May every single year. This year, Memorial Day will be observed on Monday, May 25. The Day Memorial Day is a …
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