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Washington DC Photo Gallery

Washington DC is a beautiful place with a lot of beautiful people in its community. Our mission is to give parents, teachers, researchers, and visitors some ideas what to see in our nation's capital and surrounding area. There are over 12,000 photographs in our collection for you to explore.

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Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens began in the 1880s as the private creation of Walter B. Shaw, a devoted lover of nature. After losing his right arm in the Civil War, Shaw doggedly learned to write with his left hand. In the post-war years, a job as a letter writer for the Treasury Department brought him to settle in Washington, DC.

After marrying Lucy Maria Miller, Shaw purchased more than 30 acres along the Anacostia River from her parents. He soon found his new estate lacking some of the beauty of his native Maine. To remedy this he imported twelve white water lilies from his home state in 1882. By planting them in an abandoned ice pond, Walter Shaw began the aquatic gardens and his life-long hobby of cultivating water plants.

During the 1920s, at their very peak, the aquatic gardens became endangered. The U.S....

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Thomas the Tank Engine - Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum

All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine fans were invited to spend the day with their favorite No. 1 engine. Since 1946, children have been captivated by the courageous adventures of Thomas and his engine friends. During its 16th consecutive year, Day Out With Thomas traveled to cities accross the United States and Canada and is expected to welcome more than one million passengers in 2011. Today's stop: the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. Originally named the Baltimore & Ohio Transportation Museum when it opened on July 4, 1953. It has been called one of the most significant collections of railroad treasures in the world and has the largest collection of 19th century locomotives in the U.S.

901 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21223-2699
(410) 752-2490

Hours: Monday -...

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Georgetown Garden Tour

The 75th annual Georgetown Garden Tour, sponsored by the Georgetown Garden Club, offers a rare opportunity to view a collection of eight charming Georgetown gardens. This year's tour gardens offer a superb combination of beauty, creativity, elegance and originality. Be sure to look for the traditional garden with lush boxwoods that has the added surprise of a pergola full of orchids. The garden tour is within a 10-block square around Christ Church Keith Hall at 31 and O streets Northwest. Take your time and experience this wonderful gallery of Georgetown.

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Historical Society of Washington D.C.

Washington, DC is a very fascinating place brimming with unique stories: The Historical Society of Washington, D.C., serves the city, its residents and visitors as an educational institution that promotes knowledge of the past for better understanding of the future. The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. collects, preserves and shares the rich history of Washington, D.C.
Location: 800 K Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20001. The Historical Society is located on K Street, NW between 7th and 9th streets, NW in the historic Carnegie Library building at Mt. Vernon Square. It is directly across the street from the new Convention Center.
Hours and Admission: Admission to the Historical Society is Free. Our Exhibits and Kiplinger Research Library are open Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm. The Historical Society is closed on...

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Washington Crossing the Delaware

Washington Crossing is located along the Delaware River, just eight miles North of Trenton, New Jersey. As the end of 1776 approached, the "War for Independence" was going badly. General George Washington faced a desperate situation. Morale was low, and the enlistments for many of his regiments, including the 14th, would expire at the end of the year.

The Father of Our Country decided to get one more battle in before these troops left the service. General Washington chose to cross the Delaware River from Pennsylvania to New Jersey at this historic point, because it allowed his troops to ferry the Continental army without probable detection. At this time of year the British thought the river impassable due to the fast moving blocks of ice.

A wide variety of watercraft were assembled for the crossing,...

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National Christmas Tree

Since the beginning of time, the Bowersox family dreamed of someday being chosen to present the White House Christmas Tree to the United States First Lady, Mrs. Laura Bush. The dream became reality on November 28, 2001 when the Bowersox family was crowned the National Christmas Tree Association Grand Champions. Congratulations to the Bowersox family, the First Lady and to the nation of America for being blessed to see this wonderful marvel.

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Wiley Learns How To Vote

Follow Washington DC Pages mascot, Wiley, journey to voting. Our beloved dog meets friends along the way that guide him to election headquarters.

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Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear

The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear took place on October 30, 2010 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., led by Jon Stewart and an in-character Stephen Colbert. The vast majority of attendees understood the point of the Rally was to illustrate that the moderates are the true silent majority and poke fun at the radicalization of politics. It is estimated that the rally drew about 250,000 people, but there were hundreds of thousands more who were there in spirit via live stream, according to a release from Comedy Central. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, which maintained its normal Saturday service schedule, announced that Metrorail ridership set a Saturday record of 825,437 trips, as compared to about 350,000 on a normal Saturday.

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Albert Pike Statue Washington DC

Albert Pike is the only Confederate military officer or figure to be honored with an outdoor statue in Washington, D.C. The monument can be found in Judiciary Square. This bronze standing figure of Brigadier General Pike honors him as an author, poet, jurist, orator, scholar, soldier, philanthropist, philosopher, and 33 degree Freemason. The statue (Sculptor - Gaetano Trentanove) of Albert Pike is placed on a granite pedestal on which is seated a bronze figure of the Goddess of Masonry. He is dressed in a double-breasted vest and long coat. Congressman James Richardson from Tennessee, introduced an 1898 resolution: It called for the federal government to provide federal land to put up a statue honoring the Scottish Rite Masons Grand Commander. The statue was dedicated on October 23, 1901 in front of the Scottish Rite House of the...

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Reclaim the Dream

Saturday, August 28, 2010 - Washington DC - 30,000 people from across the Nation attended the "Reclaim the Dream" rally. Forty-seven years after the historic "March on Washington", heads of progressive organizations, unions and clergy, echoed the late Dr. King's call for racial, social, political and economic justice for all Americans. The event was organized by the National Action Network.

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