Landmarks in Washington DC

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Bureau of Engraving and Printing

14th and C Street SW

Watch money being made during a free tour at this downtown building... read more

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U.S. Capitol Building

East Capitol Street

Tour the iconic home of America's Congress and Senate... read more

Jefferson Memorial

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Washington D.C., District of Columbia
On Ohio Dr. SW, at the south shore of the Tidal Basin, in West Potomac Park

No visit to the Mall is complete without stopping by this monument to one of the country's best-known presidents... read more

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

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1411 W Street, Southeast

Visit the famed abolitionist's home in Southeast...
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Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

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400 Michigan Avenue North East

This stunning building is a Catholic landmark, and a must-see for those interested in religious architecture... read more

National Archives

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700 Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest
(Between 7th and 9th Streets)

Scrapbook of the American experience... read more

Library of Congress

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101 Independence Ave. SE
At 1st St. SE

The national library offers tours, exhibits, and grand architecture... read more

The White House

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1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Visitor entrance gate at E St. and E. Executive Ave

Visit the home of the US President; limited tours available... read more

Smithsonian Information Center (the "Castle")

1000 Jefferson Dr. SW

Everything. The Smithsonian really has everything...
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National Trust for Historic Preservation

1785 Massachusetts Ave NW

Guide to Historic Buildings & Neighborhoods...
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Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

D.C.'s largest building, just a few blocks from the White House... read more

Washington Monument

15th Street South west
Directly south of the White House, on 15th St., between Madison Dr. and Constitution Ave. NW

Plan ahead to see the view from atop DC's tallest structure... read more

Clara Barton National Historic Site

5801 Oxford Road
(at MacArthur Blvd)

Pay tribute to the Red Cross legend at her final home... read more

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House of the Temple

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1733 16th Street NorthWest

This Dupont-area landmark boasts artifacts from Robert Burns and J. Edgar Hoover, as well as a beautiful library... read more

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Mount Vernon

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3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway

George Washington's home... read more

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Concert Hall Kennedy Center

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John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F St NW

An acoustic experience that music lovers should not miss... read more

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Federal Bureau of Investigation

J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest

The home of the "Most Wanted" list and high-tech crimesolving... read more

Hillwood House Museum

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4155 Linnean Avenue Northwest

Lovely mansion and grounds... read more

Department of State

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2201 C Street Northwest

Register for a tour well in advance if you'd like to visit the center of US foreign policy... read more

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

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400 7th Street Northwest
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Honoring deceased officers... read more
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