- Type: Landmarks
NileGuide Expert Says:
This is an interesting place to visit, but be sure and call ahead, as private tours often limit public visiting hours.
- Located in Dupont Circle, the House of the Temple is considered one of the most beautiful monuments in the city. The Masonic shrine resembles the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. Tours are offered daily. The museum displays artifacts from Robert Burns and J. Edgar Hoover, among others. Of particular interest is the main reading room of the library, which features antique two-story ladders, a vast selection of material and heavy cushioned chairs for reading and relaxation. This was the first 'public library' in DC. Admission is free.
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