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Chesapeake & Ohio National Historic Park

The C&O Canal follows the route of the Potomac River for 184.5 miles from Washington, D.C. to Cumberland, MD. The canal operated from 1828-1924 as a transportation route, primarily hauling coal from western Maryland to the port of Georgetown in Washington, D.C.
ID Number : 1120
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Constitution Gardens

Constitution Gardens is a living legacy to the founding of the republic as well as an oasis in the midst of a city landscape. The 50 acres of the park were originally beneath the Potomac River! A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredging project at the turn of century created the land that became Potomac Park.
ID Number : 1121
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Ford's Theatre

On the night of April 14th, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot in Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth. The President died in the early hours of April 15th in the small back bedroom of a boarding house across the street. The theater in which Lincoln was shot and the house where he died are preserved today as Ford's Theatre National Historic Site.
ID Number : 1122
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Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

From 1877 to 1895, this was the home of Frederick Douglass, the Nation's leading 19th-century African American spokesman.
ID Number : 1123
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Lincoln Memorial (The Mall)

The Lincoln Memorial is a tribute to President Abraham Lincoln and the nation he fought to preserve during the Civil War (1861-1865).
ID Number : 1124
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Mary McLeod Bethune Council House

The Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site commemorates the life of Mary McLeod Bethune and the organization she founded, the National Council of Negro Women.
ID Number : 1125
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National Garden

Is the oldest continually operating botanic garden in the United States. A botanic garden at the seat of government was a dream of several of our nation's forefathers including our first president, George Washington. His foresight has benefited generations of visitors.
ID Number : 1126
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National Mall

The National Mall was created as a main part of the original design of the national capital parks system. The Residence Act of 1790 allowed President George Washington to locate a site for the nation's capital city.
ID Number : 1127
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Pennsylvania Avenue National Historical Site

Pennsylvania Avenue is certainly among the world's most famous streets. While the Avenue serves work-a-day Washington as a major east-west transit route, it is known the world over as the heart of the Nation's Capital.
ID Number : 1128
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Piscataway Park

The tranquil view from Mount Vernon of the Maryland shore of the Potomac is preserved as a pilot project in the use of easements to protect parklands from obtrusive urban expansion.
ID Number : 1129
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Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail ( Also in Md., Va., Pa.)

The idea behind this trail is to connect the tidewater regions along the Potomac River to the Laurel highlands of Pennsylvania. Areas currently open to the public are the C&O Canal towpath and the Mount Vernon Trail. The trail is also a unit of the National Trails System.
ID Number : 1130
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Rock Creek Park

Established on September 27, 1890 Rock Creek Park is one of the oldest national parks in the National Park Service. It is also one of the largest forested urban parks in the United States, containing a wide variety of natural, historical, and recreational features in the midst of Washington, DC.
ID Number : 1131
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Rock Creek Park Tennis Center

Tennis court rentals. Hard courts. Clay courts. Winter indoor courts.
ID Number : 9565
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Theodore Roosevelt Island

Theodore Roosevelt was a man with vision. He considered the future before makingdecisions and his legacies still influence us. Perhaps his greatest legacy was in conservation.This wooded island is a fitting memorial to the outdoorsman, naturalist, and visionary whowas our 26th President.Read More...
ID Number : 4520
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Thomas Jefferson Memorial (The Mall)

Congress authorized the creation of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in 1934 to honor the founding father most accepted as having been the political philosopher of the American Revolution.
ID Number : 1132
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Vietnam Veterans Memorial (The Mall)

In Honor of the Man Women of the Armed Forces of the Unites States, who served in the Vietnam War. The names of those who gave their lives and of those who remain Missing are inscribed in the order they were taking from us.
ID Number : 1133
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White House

The White House has been the residence and office of the Presidents of the United States since November 1800, and it has become the symbol of the Presidency.
ID Number : 1135
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