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Famous Buildings, Places, Towns and Homes
Lincoln's Cottage
Location: President Lincoln's Cottage is located on the Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) campus in northwest Washington, D.C.
Entrance: Eagle Gate is at the intersection of Rock Creek Church Road NW and Upshur Street NW, 20011. This is the only open gate. There is no official street address.
GPS users: Enter "140 Rock Creek Church Road NW, Washington, D.C. 20011" to map the approximate location of Eagle Gate entrance. Free parking on the grounds. There will be a guardhouse gate to drive through and then turn to your left.
The National Cathedral, Washington D.C. Officially named the Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, had its beginnings in 1893 when Congress granted a charter creating the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation.
3101 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20012
The National Mall, Washington D.C.
The National Mall is an open-area national park in downtown Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States. Officially termed by the National Park Service the "National Mall & Memorial Parks."

Woodrow Wilson Plaza
woodrow wilson plaza

Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Washington D.C.

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  

The Federal Triangle Metro (blue and orange lines) stops at the building. This is the closest Metro stop if you are going to the White House. No cameras, purses or virtually anything other than a wallet are allowed for White House Tours. You can walk over the the Museum of Natural History and they have storage lockers for only 25 cents. Leave your stuff there and do your tour of the White house and then get your stuff afterwards.

Lafayette Square, Washington D.C.
Lafayette Square is located directly across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House.
The seven-acre public park is located directly north of the White House on H Street between 15th and 17th Streets, NW. The Square and the surrounding structures were designated a National Historic Landmark District in 1970.

Rosslyn Station, Washington Metro
Service at Rosslyn Station began on Service began on July 1, 1977. Rosslyn has an incredible escalator that is 205 feet 8 inches long. Despite the height, people are rushing up and down the moving stairs like it was standing still.

Old Town Alexandria Virginia
Old town Alexandria Virginia

Old Town Alexandria Virginia
AAA says you can tour Alexandria in 2-3 hours but we would recommend at least one whole day or two, if you can. We spent the whole day here and still missed a lot of things. Don't go on a Monday unless you check ahead of time because the hours are different for many attractions. The tourist attractions close up around 5 pm.

Gadsby's Tavern
gadsby's tavern

Gadsby's Tavern
Gadsby's Tavern Museum is made up of two buildings, the 1770 City Tavern and the 1792 City Hotel. Gadsby's Tavern was successful due to its location along the main stage route between Boston and Williamsburg. It was the social and political center for many years.

Christ Church, Alexandria, Virginia

Christ Church, Alexandria, Virginia

Christ Church, Alexandria, Virginia
118 North Washington St.
Both George Washington and Robert E. Lee were members of this historic church. In 1942, President and Ms. Roosevelt, along with Winston Churchill, declared the first National Day of Prayer here.

Stabler Leadbetter Apothecary Museum, Alexandria, Virginia

Stabler Leadbetter Apothecary Museum, Alexandria, Virginia
105-107 South Fairfax Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Open Tues - Sat. 10am to 5pm. Sun - Mon 1pm - 5pm. Last tour at 4:45pm.
This is a very interesting building. Don't miss it.

Lee Fendall House, Alexandria, Virginia
Lee Fendall house

Lee Fendall House, Alexandria, Virginia Generations of the Lee family lived in this house.
614 Oronoco Street
Museum Hours Tue - Sat 10am - 4pm
Sundey -Monday 1pm - 4pm
Wed 10-1 group tours
Last tour 3pm

Robert E. Lee Boyhood Home, Alexandria, Virginia
Robert E. Lee Boyhood Home

Robert E. Lee Boyhood Home, Alexandria, Virginia
607 Oronoco Street
From 1967-2000 this house was open to the public but now this is a private residence and not open for tours.

The Lyceum: Alexandria's History Museum
The Lyceum: Alexandria's History Museum

The Lyceum: Alexandria's History Museum
201 S. Washington Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
The Lyceum is located in Old Town Alexandria, near many shops, restaurants, and other museums and historic sites. Alexandria is half-way between Washington, D.C. and Mount Vernon.

Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, Virginia
Torpedo factory art center

Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, Virginia
105 North Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Walk through three floors of open studios and galleries to observe artists and buy original artwork. A former torpedo factory, this world-renowned art center is located on the waterfront of the Potamac River.
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in the English county of Wiltshire
Eiffel Tower
eiffel tower
Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower is an iron tower built on the Champ de Mars beside the Seine River in Paris. The tower has become a global icon of France and is one of the most recognizable structures in the world.
St. John's Church
st john's church
St. John's Church
St. John's Church is located at 16th and H Sts., NW at Lafayette Square in Washington, DC Every Sunday after the 11:00 am service, there is a guided tour of St. John's. The church is available for public visitation from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm everyday. Metro stop: McPherson Square
St. Patrick's Church, Washington D.C.
st. Patricks church washington dc

St. Patrick's Church, Washington D.C.
619 10th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 347-2713

The White House, Washington D.C.
White house
The White House, Washington D.C.
Public tours of the White House are available for groups of 10 or more people. Requests must be submitted through one's Member of Congress and are accepted up to six months in advance. These self-guided tours are available from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday (excluding federal holidays). Tour hours will be extended when possible based on the official White House schedule. Tours are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis.
Pebble Beach, The White House, Washington D.C.
pebble beach, the white house
Pebble Beach, The White House, Washington D.C.
Pebble Beach is the nickname for the White House North Lawn area that was covered with gravel, where television correspondents do their stand-up shots with the White House in the background

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