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Accokeek National Colonial Farm

The farm is devoted giving the public an appreciation for the life of the typical, middle-class colonial tobacco farmer. The staff dress in historic clothing and demonstrate tools and implements common to the period.
Bryan Point Road Accokeek, MD 20607
Phone: 301.283.2113
Open Tuesday through Sunday 10am to 4:30pm

ID Number : 1019
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Babe Ruth Museum

The Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum is an independent, not-for-profit educational institution dedicated to perpetuating the historic legacy of Babe Ruth, the Baltimore Orioles, regional baseball and related themes by preserving, exhibiting, interpreting and augmenting its collection for a diverse audience. Open Daily 10am to 5pm (until 7pm if Orioles are playing at home). The rowhome where he was born now serves as a museum exploring his baseball career. Orioles memorabilia and exhibits are also present. Admission range $2-5.
ID Number : 1020
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Baltimore Maritime Museum

Pier 3, Inner Harbor Pratt Street Baltimore, MD Phone: 410.396.3453 Open Monday through Friday 11am to 5pm. Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm. Get the feel of this town built on sea-faring adventurers by visiting three ships in the Inner Harbor: The Coast Guard Cutter Taney (the only boat still afloat that was present at Pearl Harbor), the WWII submarine Torsk (assigned to the Pacific theatre, it was the last boat in WWII to sink an enemy vessel) and the Lightship Chesapeake (it provided help in safe passage for boats coming through the Bay). Admission range $2 to 4.50.
ID Number : 1022
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Baltimore Museum of Industry

Tracing the history of industry in Baltimore, the museum has on display a garment workshop, blacksmith shop, print shop and equipment invented and produced in Baltimore. Admission ranges $2.50 to 3.50. Children under six free.
1415 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD
Phone: 410.727.4808
Memorial Day through Labor Day: Open Tuesday through Friday noon to 5pm. Saturday 10am to 5pm. Sunday noon to 5pm. Labor Day through Memorial Day: Open Wednesday 7pm to 9pm. Thursday and Friday noon to 5pm. Saturday 10am to 5pm. Sunday noon to 5pm.
ID Number : 1023
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Baltimre & Ohio Railroad Museum

The B&O Railroad Museum is located at the historic site of theB&O Railroad's Mt. Clare Shops. Mount Clare is considered to be the birthplaceof American railroading.
ID Number : 1021
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Carroll County Farm Museum

500 S. Center StreetWestminster, MD Phone: 410.876.2667 Open Tuesday throughFriday 10am to 4pm.Saturday and Sunday noon to 5pm.This museum features a real working blacksmith and tinsmith, livery, smokehouse,barns and exhibits on horse and buggys,antique farm equipment, quilting, 19th century rural American life as well as hosting multiple festivals throughout the year.
ID Number : 1025
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City Museum of D.C.

The City Museum of Washington, D.C. is the only museum in the District dedicated to telling the history of the city. Located in the renovated Carnegie Library in Washington's Mt. Vernon Square neighborhood, the museum offers exhibits, a public library and a multi-media show.
ID Number : 3371
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Clara Barton National Historic Site

5801 Oxford Road Glen Echo, MD 20812 Phone: 301.492.6245 Open daily 10am - 5pm. House shown by guided tour only begun hourly on the hour. First tour at 10:00 AM, last tour at 4:00 PM. Groups of ten or more need reservations. Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross which she headquartered at her house in Glen Echo. From her home, which also served as a warehouse for relief supplies, she organized and directed disaster relief efforts for victims of both natural disasters and wars.
ID Number : 1026
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College Park Airport Museum

Opened in l998, the College Park Aviation Museum is a 27,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility located on the grounds of College Park Airport, the world's oldest continuously operating airport. Visitors are greeted in the first gallery by an animatronic Wilbur Wright. The gallery is a one-eighth scale replica of the hangar the Wright brothers built to house their first military aeroplane. It was here in 1909 that Wilbur gave instruction to the first military officers to fly a government aeroplane. For more information, call Bob Kovalchik, Tour Coordinator, at 800-767-7602 or 301-474-4240 or call the museum at 301-864-6029.
1985 Corporal Frank Scott Drive, College Park, MD 20740
ID Number : 1027
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Daughters of the American Revolution Museum

1776 D Street NW Washington, DC Phone: 202.879.3241 Open Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4 pm Sunday 1pm to 5pm. Closed Saturdays, national holidays, and during the DAR's annual meeting in April Daughters of the American Revolution Museum holds both decorative and fine arts collections. All works were made or used in America between 1700 and 1850.
ID Number : 1028
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DEA Museum

a museum relating the history of drugs and drug enforcement in the United States
ID Number : 10595
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Dumbarton Oaks

1703 32nd Street, N.W. Washington, DC Phone 202.339.6410Open Tuesday through Sunday 2-5 pm, Closed for National Holidays. Garden open April-October 2-6pm, $4.00 admission; children/seniors $3.00 admission.Garden hours for November-March: 2-5 pm, free admission. Closed during inclement weather and national holidays. The Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection is housed in a nineteenth-century hourse in Georgetown.
ID Number : 1029
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Ford's Theatre and Lincoln Museum

517 10th St NW Washington DC Phone: 202.426.6924 Open Daily 9am to 5pm excerpt during rehersals and performances. Call ahead. The site of the infamous assassination on President Lincoln, the theatre has recently re-opened for performances again. However, the government has left the appearances inside unchanged from the 1860's. Slip back in time and remember an event that forever shaped America.
ID Number : 1030
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Fort Ward Museum

Civil War museum with exhibitions, lecture series, special events. Programs for schoolchildren and adults.
ID Number : 14287
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Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site

Fort Ward is the best preserved of the system of forts and batteries built to protect Washington, D.C. during the American Civil War (1861-1865). Visitors can view the remains of the earthen fort, the restored Northwest Bastion, the reconstructed Officers' Hut, and Museum exhibitions.
Directions:Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site is located in Alexandria, Virginia, just east of Interstate 395. Take the Seminary Road east exit and follow the signs to Fort Ward.
Hours: Closed Monday. Tuesday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, noon - 5 p.m. No admission charge.4301 W. Braddock Road
Alexandria, VA
Phone: 703.838.4848

ID Number : 1031
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Frederick Douglass National Historical Site

1411 W St. SE Washington DC 20020 Phone: 410.727.1539 Open daily 9am to 5pm in the summer. 9am to 4pm in the fall and winter.Visit the 1880's home of Frederick Douglass, and learn of his stuggle to abolish slavery and to establish civil and equal rights for all. Tours, exhibits and films aid in this journey. Admission for adults is $3, senior citizens are $1.50, and children under 6 are free.
ID Number : 1032
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Frontier Culture Museum

The Frontier Culture Museum (a.k.a. Museum of American Frontier Culture) is a unique museum which offers 17th, 18th and 19th century European and American history as an experience, featuring appropriate furnishings, crops, animals, foods, and a knowledgeable staff of costumed interpreters that help create a living illustration of life in Europe before immigration to America and the culture they built on one of America's first frontiers. Three authentic farms have been brought over from Europe to share the story of how our ancestors lived before they came to America, they include: German farm, c. 1700-1750; Ulster (Scotch Irish) farm, c.1700-1830; English yeoman farm, c.1675-1700. The American Frontier Culture farm comes from the Valley and shares daily life c.1840-1860. An 18th century forge from Northern Ireland--the museums first trades building opened in 1995 and costumed blacksmiths demonstrate regularly.
ID Number : 19048
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Gadsby's Tavern

Gadsby’s Tavern consists of two buildings, the 1770 tavern and the 1792 City Hotel. The buildings are named for Englishman John Gadsby who operated them from 1796 to 1808. Mr. Gadsby’s establishment was a center of political, business, and social life in early Alexandria.
134 North Royal Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Tel : 703-838-4242, fax 703-838-4270

ID Number : 9979
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Gunston Hall Plantation

Built in 1755, Gunston Hall was the plantation home of George Mason (1725-1792). He was the Father of the Bill of Rights. His life and times are vividly evoked by his commodious house and gardens overlooking the Potomac River. A museum shop specializes in gifts and books inspired by 18th-century Virginia including handblown glass, jewelry, creamware, preserves, teas, gardening things, and needlework. Plantation hours are 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM daily.
ID Number : 9455
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Heurich House Museum

The Heurich House Museum was the home of German Brewer Christian Heurich. He built his Dupont Circle home in 1894. Today it is a fully furnished Victorian house museum, open for self-guided tours.
ID Number : 4324
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Holocaust Memorial Museum

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is America's national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history, and serves as this country's memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust.
The Museum is located just south of Independence Ave., SW. between 14th Street and Raoul Wallenberg Place (formerly 15th St.)
ID Number : 7311
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Laurel Museum

Located in a former 1840's mill workers' home, the museum houses collections of books, photographs, tools, personal artifacts,textiles and oral histories.
817 Main Street Laurel, MD 20707
Tel : 301-725-7975

ID Number : 7133
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Marine Corps Museum

MARINE CORPS MUSEUM1254 Charles Morris Street SE Washington DC 20374-3040 www.history.usmc.milFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:CONTACT: E. J. SaunierMarine Corps Historical Center 202-433-2484FAX 202-433-7265ElizabethS@hqmc.usmc.milhttp://www.history.usmc.milNOW OPEN SATURDAYS!!Washington, D.C., 10 April 2003The Marine Corps Museum, located in Building 58 at the Washington Navy Yard, will be open on Saturdays beginning May 24. Additionally, the Museum will stay open on Friday evenings through August 30 to accommodate visitors who may be going on to the Evening Parade at the Marine Barracks at 8th & I Streets SE. The new hours are a response to popular demand for weekend access to the fascinating and family-friendly collections in the Museum.A hidden gem, the Marine Corps Museum presents original art and unique artifacts, familiar and unusual weapons, historic uniforms, nostalgic music and amazing dioramas chronicling the history and traditions of the United States Marine Corps. One of the signal artifacts of American history is on display here-- the actual “Iwo Jima” flag made famous by the AP photo of the flag raising on Mt. Suribachi during World War II. That moment was also captured in the Felix de Weldon sculpture for the Marine Corps War Memorial (located in Arlington Cemetery).The Washington Navy Yard is just a short walk from the Metro stops “Navy Yard” and “Eastern Market” and there are limited visitor parking spaces near Bldg. 58. The Marine -MORE-MARINE CORPS MUSEUM -cont.NEW HOURS BEGIN MEMORIAL DAY WEEKENDWashington, D.C., 10 April 2003Corps Museum’s regular hours will be Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm with expanded Friday hours from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm during the summer Parade season. The Museum Shop is open during Museum hours selling apparel, gifts, books, jewelry, videos and souvenirs. Admission is free, but advance notice is recommended due to heightened security levels. Please call 202-433-3840 for entry information and directions. For updated information and to plan your visit, go to -END-
ID Number : 20827
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Mary McLeod Bethune Council House

1318 Vermont Ave. NW Washington, DC 20005 Phone: 202.332.9201 Open Weekdays 10am to 4pm. Saturday and Sunday by appointment. The Mary McLeod Bethune Council House is a three story Victorian home which commemorates the life of McLeod, the founder of the National council of Negro women.
ID Number : 1035
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Mount Vernon

Located at the traffic circle at the end of the G-W Pkwy. 8 miles south of Alexandria. Phone: 202.667.0744 Open Daily April through August from 8am - 5pm March, September, October from 9am - 5pm November through February from 9am - 4pmMount Vernon was the home of America's first President and his wife, George & Martha Custis Washington.
ID Number : 1036
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Museum of the Confederacy

Visit The Museum and White House of the Confederacy, "perhaps the finest Civil War museum in the country," according to The Chicago Tribune. We area private, nonprofit institution that maintains the world's largest and mostcomprehensive collection of military, political and domestic artifacts and art associated with the period of the Confederacy, 1861-1865. The Museum complex consists of a modern museum building and the restored historic White House of the Confederacy.
ID Number : 43
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National Building Museum

The National Building Museum, a nonprofit educational institution, was created by Congress in 1980 to celebrate American achievements in architecture, urban planning, construction, engineering, and design. It presents exhibitions and educational programs, collects artifacts of the building process, and publishes books and a quarterly journal. World-famous architect Phillip Johnson has called the building "the most astonishing interior space in America."
Open Monday through Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday 12 to 5 pm.
ID Number : 5948
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National Capital Trolley Museum

The National Capital Trolley Museum was founded in 1959 after the abandonment of streetcar service in the District of Columbia had become a certainty.The Museum opened to the public in 1969 at its present location in Northwest Branch Park in Montgomery County, Maryland. The collections consist of 17 streetcars from Washington D.C. and other cities. Many of these are operated on a one-mile demonstration railway. In addition,there is an O-scale model layout representing a Washington streetscape from the 1930's, a film program, and traditional exhibits of street railway artifactsand photographs.
1313 Bonifant Road, Silver Spring, MD 20905
Tel : 301-384-6088

ID Number : 6629
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National Civil War Medicine Museum

The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is the center for the study and interpretation of the medical history of the War Between the States. These studies include understanding the impact of Civil War Medicine on modern practice. The Museum collects, exhibits and preserves medical artifacts, manuscripts, books, documents and other materials related to the period from 1861-1865.
ID Number : 20335
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National Geographic Explorers Hall

17th and M St. NW Washington, DC Phone: 202.879.3241 Open Monday through Saturday 9am to 5pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm. Come experience the wonder of National Geographic through interactive exhibits, artifacts on display, and changing major exhibits.
ID Number : 1006
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National Museum of American Jewish Military History

The National Museum of American Jewish Military History, under the auspices of the Jewish War Veterans of the USA, documents and preserves the contributions of Jewish Americans to the peace and freedom of the United States, educates the public concerning the courage, heroism and sacrifices made by Jewish Americans who served in the armed forces, and works to combat anti-Semitism.
ID Number : 2903
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 1  National Museum of Crime & Punishment

Explore the technology and science behind fighting and solving crimes, discover the heroes of law enforcement, and venture into the dark side of the criminal mind through this intensely interactive experience. The National Museum of Crime & Punishment, a Washington DC museum, includes a crime scene lab and the filming studios for America's Most Wanted with host John Walsh.
Show Details | Visit Page | ID Number : 23831
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National Museum Of Natural History

10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW Washington, D.C. Phone: 202.357.2700 Some of the artifacts in this collection include a life size model of a blue whale, an enormous prehistoric white shark, an 80-foot dinosaur skeleton and no less a treasure than the Hope Diamond, a 45-and-a-half carat jewel known in some circles as the eighth wonder of the world.
ID Number : 1038
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National Woman's Party

The National Woman's Party, with headquarters in the historic Sewall-Belmont House on Capitol Hill, was founded in 1916 to press for women's suffrage. Sewall-Belmont House is one of the few sites in the United States dedicated to the history of suffrage and it contains fascinating memorabilia from that time, including many original banners, photographs, and political cartoons by Nina Allender. It also houses one of the oldest feminist libraries in the country. The Sewall-Belmont House is part of the Federal "Save America's Treasures" Millennium Program and is a National Historic Site, affiliated with the National Park Service. It is open for tours Tuesday through Friday from 11 am to 3 pm, and on Saturday 12 pm to 4 pm.
ID Number : 10538
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Sandy Spring Museum

The Sandy Spring Museum was established in 1980 as the community was experiencing a rapid change in population and personality. A rural setting of farms, pastureland and, winding roads was becoming a bedroom community of four intersections and upscale commuters. As the museum has grown, it has become a focus for both long-time residents and newcomers—a link, like the spring itself, to a fascinating past. Ours is a history rich in social reform, progressive farming techniques, inventions, education, and cultural achievement. You are invited to share in the past by visiting the exhibits of the Sandy Spring Museum.
ID Number : 16572
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Stonewall Jackson Museum

Part of an estate established by George F. Hupp in the 1750s, Hupps Hill commands breathtaking views of Strasburg, the Shenandoah Valley and Massanutten Mountain (with the Blue Ridge and the Appalachian Mountains in the far background.) The hill and the manor house to the south were used by contending forces throughout the Civil War. Relict Confederate entrenchments and Federal gun positions can still be seen on the grounds.
ID Number : 19027
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The Cold War Museum

The Cold War Museum is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to education, preservation, and research on the global, ideological, and political confrontations between East and West from the end of World War II to the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
ID Number : 12122
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The Freedom Museum : Smithsonian Museum Affiliate

Chuck Colgan, Jr. and a small group of local veterans developed the concept of a museum honoring veterans. As Colgan states, "We will tell of the courage, honor and compassion of the 5 million young Americans who did their duty under some pretty difficult circumstances. While we are at it, we will teach young Americans about World War I ..., World War II ..., and remind them of the forgotten warriors of Korea and other Americans who served freedom's cause.
10400 Terminal Road, Manassas, Virginia 20110
Tel : 703-393-0660

ID Number : 9796
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The Navy Museum

Explore US naval history from colonial America to the space age. Visitors to the site get a glimpse of the museum's extensive collection of uniforms, ship models, medals, guns, and art. Learn about field trip opportunities, public programs for all ages, and other venues in the Naval Historical Center.
ID Number : 4863
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The White House of the Confederacy

Visit The Museum and The White House of the Confederacy, "perhaps the finest Civil war museum in the country," according to The Chicago Tribune. We are a private, nonprofit institution maintaining the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of military, political and domestic artifacts and art associated with the period of the Confederacy, 1861-1865.
ID Number : 18218
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 2  Tudor Place Historic House and Garden

A National Historic Landmark, Tudor Place was home to Thomas Peter, son of the first mayor of Georgetown and his wife, Martha Custis, granddaughter of Martha Washington. The 1805 estate remained in the family until 1983. Visitors to Tudor Place explore a fascinating collection of decorative arts, including over 100 objects from Mount Vernon, and 5 1/2 acres of historic gardens, including centuries old trees! Docent-led house tours and self guided garden tours available Tuesday-Sunday.
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U.S. Holocaust Memorial & Museum

South of Independence Ave., SW. between 14th Street and Raoul Wallenberg Place (formerly 15th St.) Washington, DC Phone: 202.488.0400The Museum is open daily 10 am to5:30 pm and closed on Yom Kippur (in1998 Yom Kippur falls on 30September) and Christmas Day. FromApril 2 through September 3, 1998, theMuseum will also be open until 8pm onThursdays.Exhibitions and Museum Shop: 10am-5:20 pm Pass Desk: 10 am-4 pm Resource Center for Educators: 10 amto 5 pm Library / Archives: 10 am-5 pm Museum Cafe: 9 am-4:30 pm One of the more impressive and moving of D.C.?s museums, the permanent exhibition tells the story of the Jews targeted for annihilation in systematic, state-sponsored genocide.
ID Number : 1033
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Virginia Museum of Natural History

Did you know that the oldest known fossils of several insects have been found in Virginia? Or that dinosaurs left behind thousands of footprints here? Or that volcanoes erupted long ago in several parts of the state? Virginia's exotic flora and fauna are as little known as those of Borneo.
ID Number : 4081
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Woodrow Wilson Birthplace and Museum

This National Historic Landmark features thefully restored birthplace of our 28th President.His pre-Civil War Shenandoah Valley home and historic gardens are included in a one and a half hour tour.18-24 Coalter Street Staunton, VA 24401
Phone: 540.885.0897 Fax: 540.886.9874 Open Daily 9am -- 5p.m March through November.
Open Daily 10am -- 4pm December through February.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
ID Number : 1041
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Woodrow Wilson House - Washington DC

Woodrow Wilson HouseA National Trust Historic SiteWashington’s only presidential museum gives a special glimpse into the life of Woodrow Wilson, educator, president and world statesman. Guided tours and special exhibitions. Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 – 4:00. Admission charged. 2340 S Street, N.W. Washington, DC: 202-387-4062.
ID Number : 8397
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