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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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National Museum of the American Indian Grand Opening

Established in 1989, through an Act of Congress, the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian opened its doors to the public on September 21, 2004. As part of the grand opening, a spectacular six-day First Americans Festival was held on the National Mall. The flags, feathers, and bright native clothing made for a multicolored display, and the air was filled with the smell of burned sage and the sounds of drums, bells and music.

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Huntley Meadows Park, Virginia

Huntley Meadows Park protects over 1,500 acres of breathtaking forested and open wetland areas. Huntley Meadows is a natural depression surrounded by urban development.

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Stonewall Jackson Shrine

On Sunday, May 10, 1863 at 3:15 pm EST Confederate General, Thomas Jonathan Jackson died in a white-frame doctor's office, near the Guinea train station on the old Chandler Plantation known as "Fairfield" in Caroline County, Virginia. When Virginia seceded from the Union in April 1861, Jackson volunteered to serve his state and quickly organized a group of amateur soldiers into an effective army brigade. Jackson earned his nickname "Stonewall" at the first battle of Manassas. The adjacent brick plantation house burned in the early 1900s and was dismantled, but the office remains.
12019 Stonewall Jackson Road, Woodford, Va. 22580

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Cherry Blossoms: Kenwood, Maryland

Kenwood, a Bethesda neighborhood between Little Falls Parkway and River Road in Montgomery County, Maryland has 1,200 white, pink, and dark - pink blossomed Yoshino cherry trees lining the streets. It is spectacular, natural beauty.

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Olmstead Island Maryland

A very pleasant way for a Washingtonian to spend a warm winter's afternoon is to pay a visit to Olmstead Island in the Potomac River. The trail is placid enough for senior citizens to enjoy; my three year-old son found the trail to be fun and easy. The series of bridges and boardwalks provide vistas of Olmstead Island and the Potomac River. Bridges traverse a unique floodplain, granite-terrace environment and there are even flowers unique to this gorge. At the end of the Olmstead Island Bride nature walk lies a Great Falls overlook, in addition to a spectacular view of the head of Mather Gorge. Handicapped accessible, however, dogs are not permitted (except service dogs).

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U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

Get a sneak peek of United States Capitol Visitor Center before it opens December 02, 2008. Visitors must obtain free tickets for tours on a first-come, first-served basis at the Capitol Guide Service kiosk located along the curving sidewalk southwest of the Capitol (near the intersection of First Street, S.W., and Independence Avenue.) The Capitol Visitor Center is open to visitors from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Inauguration Day. Tours of the U.S. Capitol are conducted from 8:50 a.m. to 3:20 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Visitors with official business appointments may enter the Visitor Center as early as 7:15 a.m.

More information can be had by contacting the Capitol Guide Service.

Tel: 202-225-6827

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American History Museum Grand Reopening

The National Museum of American History officially reopened to the public on the morning of Friday, Nov. 21, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. A procession of historical characters brought history back to the museum, kicking off a three-day festival that celebrated the new home of the Star-Spangled Banner. View the first visitors welcomed to the dramatically transformed National Museum of American History.

The National Museum of American History is one of the Smithsonian Institution museums located on The Mall in Washington DC.

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Hope Diamond and the National Gem Collection

They say a diamond is a girl's best friend. Imagine taking your date to the world's greatest collection of gems on display at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History. More than 7,500 individual gemstones, ranging from less than a half-carat to almost 23,000 carats, fill the cases in in the Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall of Geology, Gems, and Minerals. Harry Winston's gift of the Hope Diamond inaugurated the stunning series of spectacular gifts that transformed the National Gem Collection from a fine to a truly fabulous one. The National Museum of Natural History is located at 10th Street & Constitution Avenue, and is open daily 10 am – 5:30 pm. The closest Metro Station is the Smithsonian Station on the Blue and Orange line.

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Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

The famous abolitionist, writer, lecturer, statesman, and Underground Railroad conductor Frederick Douglass (1817--1895) resided in this twenty room home on Cedar Hill from 1877 until his death. Abraham Lincoln referred to him as the most meritorious man of the nineteenth century.

Douglass was born a slave on Maryland's Eastern Shore and was given the name Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey. The exact date of his birth is unknown. It was about the year 1817. His mother was a negro slave and his father was a white man. At an early age, he learned to read and write, and escaped to freedom in the North, changing his name to Douglass to avoid recapture. Eventually he settled in Rochester, New York, and was active in the abolitionist cause. He was a leader of Rochester's Underground Railroad movement and became the editor...

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Russia House Valentines Dinner

The Russia House is one of the most intimate restaurants in Washington DC. This charming landmark was built in the 1890's. My Valentine and I dined in a classic Russian burgundy and gold decor dining room. Our white table was softly lit by a small candle flickering of romance. My date and I enjoyed a divinely sumptuous six-course Czar's dinner menu with premium vodka pairings. The sensual meal blended Russian and European cooking traditions. Unlimited champagne made this a night one to remember. Connoisseurs will find the Russia House has one of the best selections of caviar in the area. If you have a budget that allows such extravagances then this an experience not to be missed. Make sure to make your reservations at least a week in advance.

1800 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20009


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