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Synopsis:

"Including Mount Vernon, Arlington, and Old Town Alexandria"-- Cover.

Table of Contents

List of Maps ............ x

List of Quick Guides ............ xi

List of Icons ............ xii

Preface to the Fourth Edition ............ xiii

Washington, D.C., Region Map ............ xivxv

Acknowledgments ............ xvii

Introduction ............ xix

Chapter l: Preparing To Go ............ 1

Getting There Map ............ 2

When to Go ............ 3

Planning Your Itinerary ............ 4

Media Resources ............ 7

Movies, Books and Games ............ 8

Expense Planning ............ 9

Where to Stay ............ 12

What to Bring ............ 14

Getting Here ............ 15

Getting Around ............ 18

Keeping Safe ............ 22

The Capital Scavenger Hunt ............ 24

Chapter 2: Capitol Hill ............ 26

Capitol Hill Map ............ 28

The United States Capitol ............ 29

Quick Guide to Capitol Hill Attractions ............ 3031

U.S. Botanic Garden ............ 38

Library of Congress ............ 39

Folger Shakespeare Library ............ 41

Supreme Court Building ............ 42

National Japanese American Memorial ............ 45

Victims of Communism Memorial ............ 47

The National Guard Memorial Museum ............ 48

National Postal Museum ............ 49

Union Station ............ 50

Where to Stay in the Capitol Hill Area ............ 51

Answers to Smart Stuff Questions ............ 52

Chapter 3: The National Mall ............ 53

Smithsonian Visitor Information Center (Òthe CastleÓ) ............ 54

The National Mall Map ............ 56

The Freer Gallery of Art ............ 57

Quick Guide to the National Mall Attractions ............ 5859

The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery ............ 60

The National Museum of African Art ............ 61

Arts and Industries Building ............ 62

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden ............ 63

National Air and Space Museum ............ 65

National Museum of the American Indian ............ 68

The Voice of America ............ 69

National Gallery of Art ............ 69

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden and Ice Skating Rink ............ 74

National Museum of Natural History ............ 74

National Museum of American History ............ 76

Where to Stay in the National Mall Area ............ 79

Answers to Smart Stuff Questions ............ 80

Chapter 4: White House and Foggy Bottom ............ 82

National Aquarium ............ 83

White House and Foggy Bottom Map ............ 84

White House Visitors Center ............ 85

Quick Guide to White House and Foggy Bottom Attractions ............ 8687

The White House ............ 88

Lafayette Square ............ 92

St. Johns Church ............ 93

Decatur House ............ 94

Renwick Gallery ............ 94

Eisenhower Executive Office Building ............ 95

The Octagon ............ 95

Corcoran Gallery of Art ............ 96

DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Museum............ 98

Organization of American States Building ............ 99

State Department, Diplomatic Reception Rooms ............ 101

George Washington University ............ 101

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts ............ 102

Where to Stay in the White House and Foggy Bottom Area ............ 104

Answers to Smart Stuff Questions ............ 105

Chapter 5: Tidal Basin ............ 107

Vietnam Veterans Memorial ............ 108

Tidal Basin Map ............ 109

Quick Guide to Tidal Basin Attractions ............ 110111

Constitution Gardens and Reflecting Pool ............ 114

Lincoln Memorial ............ 115

District of Columbia War Memorial ............ 117

National World War II Memorial ............ 118

Korean War Veterans Memorial ............ 118

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial ............ 119

Jefferson Memorial ............ 121

Bureau of Engraving and Printing ............ 124

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum ............ 125

Washington Monument ............ 129

Where to Stay in the Tidal Basin Area ............ 131

Answers to Smart Stuff Questions ............ 131

Chapter 6: Georgetown and Embassy Row ............ 133

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park ............ 135

Georgetown and Embassy Row Map............ 135

Quick Guide to Georgetown Embassy Row Attraction ............ 136137

Old Stone House ............ 139

Georgetown University ............ 140

Tudor Place ............ 141

Dumbarton Oaks Garden and Museum ............ 142

Wisconsin Avenue and M Street, NW ............ 144

Embassy Row ............ 146

Islamic Center ............ 149

U.S. Naval Observatory ............ 151

Where to Stay in Georgetown ............ 152

Where to Stay Near Embassy Row ............ 152

Answers to Smart Stuff Questions ............ 153

Chapter 7: Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan ............ 154

Anderson House ............ 156

Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan Map ............ 156

Quick Guide to Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan Attractions ............ 158159

The Phillips Collection ............ 160

Textile Museum ............ 162

Woodrow Wilson House ............ 163

Fondo Del Sol Visual Arts Center ............ 165

National Museum of American Jewish Military History ............ 166

St. Matthews Cathedral ............ 167

U.S. Chess Center ............ 168:

Bnai Brith Klutznick National Jewish Museum ............ 169

Explorers Hall, National Geographic Society ............ 171

Scottish Rite Freemasonry Temple ............ 172

Mansion on O Street ............ 173

The Washington Post ............ 173

Adams Morgan ............ 175

Where to Stay in the Dupont Circle and­ Adams Morgan Area ............ 177

Answers to Smart Stuff Questions ............ 178

Chapter 8: Chinatown and Gallery Place ............ 179

Chinatown and Gallery Place Map ............ 180

National Museum of Women in the Arts ............ 181

Quick Guide to Chinatown and Gallery Place Attractions ............ 182185

Willard Inter-Continental Hotel ............ 187

Freedom Plaza ............ 188

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center ............ 189

Pavilion at the Old Post Office ............ 190

National Archives ............ 191

Newseum ............ 194

U.S. Navy Memorial ............ 194

FBI Building ............ 196

Fords Theatre ............ 198

Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery ............ 200

International Spy Museum ............ 202

Chinatown Friendship Archway ............ 203

Marian Koshland Science Museum ............ 204

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial ............ 205

National Building Museum ............ 206

Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum ............ 208

Mary McLeod Bethune Council House ............ 208

Black Fashion Museum ............ 209

African American Civil War Memorial ............ 210

Howard University ............ 211

Lincoln Theater ............ 212

Where to Stay in the Chinatown and Gallery Place Area ............ 212

Answers to Smart Stuff Questions ............ 213

Chapter 9: Uptown and Suburban Maryland ............ 214

National Zoo ............ 215

Uptown In Map ............ 216

Uptown Out Map ............ 217

Washington National Cathedral ............ 219

Quick Guide to Uptown and Suburban Maryland Attractions ............ 220223

American University ............ 226

Hillwood Museum and Gardens ............ 227

Rock Creek Nature Center ............ 228

Peirce Mill ............ 230

Peirce Barn ............ 232

National Museum of Health and Medicine ............ 232

The Kreeger Museum ............ 233

Glen Echo Park ............ 234

Discovery Creek Childrens Museum ............ 236

Clara Barton National Historic Site ............ 237

Woodend Sanctuary ............ 238

The Washington Temple and Visitors Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints ............ 239

The Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum ............ 240

National Capital Trolley Museum ............ 242

University of Maryland ............ 243

National Cryptologic Museum ............ 243

Where to Stay in the Uptown Area ............ 244

Where to Stay in Suburban Maryland ............ 244

Answers to Smart Stuff Questions ............ 245

Chapter 10: Northeast and Southeast ............ 247

Northeast and Southeast Map ............ 248

Catholic University ............ 249

Quick Guide to Northeast and Southeast Attractions ............ 250251

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception ............ 252

Pope John Paul II Cultural Center ............ 254

Franciscan Monastery ............ 254

President Lincoln and Soldiers Home National Monument ............ 255

Gallaudet University ............ 256

U.S. National Arboretu ............ 257

Lincoln Park ............: 259

Eastern Market ............ 260

Washington Navy Yard ............ 261

Anacostia Community Museum ............ 263

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site ............ 265

Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens ............ 266

Where to Stay in Northeast and Southeast D.C. ............ 268

Answers to Smart Stuff Questions ............ 269

Chapter 11: Northern Virginia ............ 270

Arlington Map ............ 271

Arlington National Cemetery ............ 272

Quick Guide to Northern Virginia Attractions ............ 274275

United States Air Force Memorial ............ 291

Iwo Jima Memorial ............ 291

Netherlands Carillon ............ 292

Theodore Roosevelt Island ............ 294

DEA Museum ............ 296

The Pentagon ............ 296

National Weather Service ............ 298

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ............ 298

Where to Stay in Arlington ............ 299

Answers to Smart Stuff Questions ............ 299

Chapter 12: Olde Virginia ............ 300

Alexandria Map ............ 301

Old Town Alexandria ............ 302

Quick Guide to Olde Virginia Attractions ............ 304305

Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run ............ 318

Mount Vernon ............ 319

George Washingtons River Farm ............ 324

Collingwood Library and Museum on Americanism ............ 325

Woodlawn Plantation ............ 326

Pope-Leighey House ............ 326

National Museum of the Marine Corps ............ 328

Where to Stay in Olde Virginia ............ 329

Answers to Smart Stuff Questions ............ 330

Appendix I: For the Fun of It ............ 333

Seasonal Events ............ 333

Sports ............ 346

Spectator Sports ............ 353

Entertainment and the Arts ............ 356

Appendix II: Tours: Washington, D.C. Inside and Out ............ 369

Bike ............ 369

Boat ............ 370

Buses and Other Vehicles ............ 371

Recorded Tours ............ 374

Self-Guided Tours ............ 375

Walking ............ 376

Media Tours ............ 377

Appendix III: Now What? ............ 379

The Capital Scavenger Hunt ............ 379

Sharing Your Washington Experiences ............ 379

Individual and Group Project Ideas ............ 381

A Few More Ideas to Think About ............ 384

Scavenger Hunt Answers ............ 384

Index ............ 387

List of Maps

Washington, D.C., Region ............ xivxv

Getting There............ 2

Capitol Hill ............ 28

The National Mall............ 56

White House and Foggy Bottom ............ 84

Tidal Basin ............ 109

Georgetown and Embassy Row ............ 135

Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan ............ 156

Chinatown and Gallery Place ............ 180

Uptown In ............ 216

Uptown Out ............ 217

Northeast and Southeast ............ 248

Arlington ............ 271

Alexandria ............ 301

List of Quick Guides

Capitol Hill Attractions ............ 3031

The National Mall Attractions ............ 5859

White House and Foggy Bottom Attractions ............ 8687

Tidal Basin Attractions ............ 110111

Georgetown and Embassy Row Attractions ............ 136137

Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan Attractions ............ 158159

Chinatown and Gallery Place Attractions ............ 182185

Uptown and Suburban Maryland Attractions ............ 220223

Northeast and Southeast Attractions ............ 250251

Northern Virginia Attractions ............ 274275

Olde Virginia Attractions ............ 304305

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400004287
Subtitle:
Including Mount Vernon, Arlington and Old Town Alexandria
Author:
Fodors
Author:
Fodor's
Author:
Perlis, Linda
Author:
Burt, Sandra C.
Author:
Burt, Sandra
Publisher:
Fodor's
Subject:
United States - South - South Atlantic (General)
Subject:
United States - South Atlantic - D.C.
Subject:
Special Interest - Family
Subject:
United States / South / South Atlantic (DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV)
Subject:
Washington, d. c.
Subject:
Family recreation -- Washington (D.C.)
Subject:
Travel-Washington DC
Subject:
TRAVEL / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Travel Guide
Publication Date:
20100420
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.85 in 1.25 lb

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