Ford’s Theater in Washington DC is a nationwide historic landmark where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by actor John Wilkes Booth in 1965. Today, the theater is presenting plays, musicals and many stage performances, throughout the year, most of which are concerned with the life of the 16th American President. Visitors can benefit from talking to a guide and thereby learning from him the interesting story of how President Lincoln was assassinated. On the 2nd floor of the theater, you can witness the box seat where Lincoln was seated at the time he was killed. Beneath the theater is the Ford’s Theater Museum which makes use…
The National Museum of American History gained its popularity because of hit movies by Ben Stiller. And watching this comedy, you sometimes wonder if the items on display in this museum really become alive at night. Of course, these are just silly ramblings; you should know that you don’t need them to come alive to be able to enjoy an adventure inside the museum. The National Museum of American History is located in Washington, D.C., along the 14th Street and Constitution Avenue. It’s one of the most recognizable landmarks in Washington, and many individuals – tourists, students, adults – explore the museum as much as…
We are all very aware of the sacrifices made by the brave men and women that serve in the different branches of the military. As aware as we are, it is always nice to be reminded as to just how much has been given in the pursuit of the freedoms that we possess today. That is the goal of the Air Force Memorial in Washington, DC, which was designed and erected to honor members of the Air Force past and present. The initial planning for the memorial began back in 1992, with then President Bill Clinton signing the bill to authorize the building of the…
If you are visiting Washington DC, then don’t forget to add Old Patent Office Building in your list of the city’s main attractions. The building has served as one of the first US Patent Office Buildings and occupies a whole city block in Washington roughly between the Capitol and the White House. The building is stunningly adorned from freestone and sandstone from Virginia and granite and marble from Maryland, Connecticut, Maine and Massachusetts. Inside the building, there is a magnificent double curve staircase and many other ornamental touches. The building displays patent models for the public as well as art, scientific and historical collections. Adding…
Union Station is among the most visited tourist hubs in Washington, DC. Every year millions of people from different parts of the world visit the place. Constructed between 1907 and 1908, Union Station is Washington DC’s major railway station. It is served by Virginia Railway Express, MARC Train and Amtrak and is also home to a metro stop. The station is located in the south of the Northeast Corridor. As the rail line extends towards the north, it goes through major cities like Baltimore, New York and Boston. The station in itself is an extravagant building, designed beautifully in the Beaux-Arts manner. The façade of…
Heading to the U.S.A? Most likely you will be visiting Washington D.C., the capital. There are a good number of spots to tour here. Out of them, we’ll explore Smithsonian Castle (or Smithsonian Institution Building), one of the popular spots in Washington D.C. The interesting fact about this spot is the Smithsonian Institution’s administrative offices and information center is housed in this Castle. Also, it’s the first Smithsonian building and is made of Seneca red sandstone in Victorian Style. British scientist James Smithson left his wealth to his nephew who died childless and thus under Smithson’s will, the estate passed to USA, to be found…
Washington DC is the cultural hub for visual and performing arts. With many museums, art gallery exhibits to its credit; there is one name that stands tall when it comes to performing arts. It is the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, also known as the Kennedy Center. The center is located near the Watergate complex alongside the River Potomac. It annually hosts more than 2000 performances including dance, theater, ballet, jazz, folk music etc. It is administered by the Smithsonian Institution, which also takes care of most of the museums in Washington DC. You can take a free guided tour to the…
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