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Albert Einstein Memorial

Albert Einstein Memorial

Visit the Albert Einstein Memorial as part of a Nonpartisan Pedicab tour of the monuments. This beautiful memorial is not far from the Lincoln Memorial. Children are always encouraged to climb on the statue and sit in Einstein’s lap.

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Willard Hotel

Willard Hotel

Historic luxury Beaux-Arts hotel located at 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Among its facilities are numerous luxurious guest rooms, several restaurants, the famed Round Robin Bar, the Peacock Alley series of luxury shops, and voluminous function rooms. Frequented by Presidents since the 1850’s.

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Old City Hall

Old City Hall

A historic building at Judiciary Square in downtown. Originally built for the offices of the D.C. municipal government, the city hall was subsequently used as a courthouse, and was the scene of several notable criminal trials including those of three accused presidential assassins. The building was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1960. It now…

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National Archives Building

National Archives

Located north of the National Mall on Constitution Avenue, opened in 1935. It holds the original copies of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. It also hosts a copy of the 1297 Magna Carta confirmed by Edward I. These are displayed to the public in the Rotunda for the Charters…

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Old Post Office

The Old Post Office Pavilion is a historic building located at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Completed in 1899, it was used as the city’s main post office until 1914. Used primarily as an office building afterward, it was nearly torn down during the construction of the Federal Triangle complex in the 1920s. It was nearly…

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Newseum

Newseum

The Newseum is an interactive museum of news and journalism located at 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. The seven-level, 250,000-square-foot museum features 15 theaters and 14 galleries. The Newseum’s Berlin Wall Gallery includes the largest display of sections of the Berlin Wall outside of Germany. The Today’s Front Pages Gallery presents daily front pages from more…

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Canadian Embassy

Canadian Embassy

Arthur Erickson’s combination of modernism and neoclassicism evokes I.M. Pei’s design for the National Gallery of Art’s East Building across Pennsylvania Avenue. The new building was designed by British Columbia architect Arthur Erickson. This decision generated some controversy as Erickson was handpicked by his friend, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, but the building itself was much…

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Ulysses S. Grant Memorial

Ulysses S. Grant Memorial

The statue honors American Civil War general and U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant. It sits at the base of Capitol Hill, below the west front of the US Capitol. Its sculpture of Grant on horseback faces west, over the Capitol Reflecting Pool and toward the Lincoln Memorial, which honors Grant’s wartime president, Abraham Lincoln. The…

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US Botanic Garden

US Botanic Garden

The US Botanic Garden (USBG) is is the oldest continually operating botanic garden in the United States, and located on the grounds of the United States Capitol, near Garfield Circle. The Botanic Garden is supervised by the Congress through the Architect of the Capitol, who is responsible for maintaining the grounds of the United States Capitol. The USBG is open every day…

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American Indian Museum

American Indian Museum

The National Museum of the American Indian is part of the Smithsonian Institution and is dedicated to the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of the Native Americans of the Western Hemisphere. It opened on September 21, 2004.  The present collections was first assembled in the former Museum of the American Indian in New York City, which was established in 1916, and  became part…

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