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March 29, 2013
From journal National Police Week
October 20, 2009
From journal Our Nation's Capital
Queens, New York
July 16, 2007
From journal A Day in DC
May 29, 2007
From journal Business Trip to Washington D.C.
Brooklyn, New York
February 26, 2007
From journal The Capital on the Fourth of July
oxon hill, Maryland
July 29, 2006
From journal July the Fourth Baby! And By Baby I Mean America
March 4, 2006
From journal Accessible D.C.
June 10, 2004
There is a lift ride offered at the Washington Monument, which takes you to 500 ft high in the monument. You get a very good view of the city from up there.
We got tickets to take the Capitol tour and also saw the most famous building in the USA: the White House. The Mall is an important landmark in DC with about 15 national museums. We were able to visit the National Air and Space Museum and Bureau of Engraving and Printing and actually saw dollars being printed.
Regarding tickets for all the above-mentioned places: the entrances for all the memorials, museums, etc. are free. But for some of them, you need to pick up tickets given at the respective places on first-come-first-served basis. These are limited tickets and can disappear quickly as early as before noon.
The tickets for lift ride in Washington Monument are distributed at the ranger station outside the monument. You can pick up the tickets and come back later at the mentioned time to take the tour. For people who have exact plans of their trip, they could purchase the tickets on internet by paying $1.50 per ticket. The free tickets for a trip to see the dollars getting printed at Bureau of Engraving and Printing are distributed at the building. The free tickets for Capitol tour are very limited and are distributed at the kiosk located on the Capitol grounds. Or you could request for a tour through your congressman 2-3 months in advance. The same is the case for the White House tour.
One more important thing is that Washington DC is very beautiful in the night too. All the brightly lit monuments are worth a visit after dark.
One could take any of the several privately operated tours in DC like Tourmobile, Old Town Trolley tour, DC Ducks tour, etc.
From journal Vacation in Shenandoah Valley
In, New York
August 24, 2007
From journal 2007-Washington Experience
by LAC in STL
St. Louis, Missouri
December 30, 2002
There's something highly significant about JUST BEING HERE! To have "walked the walk" of SO many, who come from ALL places, for a multitude of reasons, just to be in Washington, D.C., . . . is HUGE!
I know I "panned" some major sites for "content of tour," but believe it, this is STILL worth making the trip to stand on the steps of the Capitol or Supreme Court Building (you don't have to go inside . . . ), AND to walk Pennsylvania Avenue to stand before the gates of the White House!
It was meaningful to me to stand on the steps of Grant's Monument, and to remember that Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., stood there, too . . . encouraging and inspiring us all!
It was meaningful to me to wander Lafayette Square and to meet/get info from the woman denouncing nuclear warfare (seems she's been a pretty permanent fixture/institution(?!) since the early '80s--now THAT'S conviction!).
It was meaningful to me to see the MIA/POW stand STILL VERY MUCH IN EXISTENCE across from the Lincoln Memorial (who, besides me, remembers the silver bracelets we wore for the Vietnam MIA's?)
It was meaningful to me to see the items left at the foot of walls of the Vietnam Memorial, and to see entire families make the trek to "rub a name."
It was meaningful to me to see the homeless on the very grounds that their fate is determined.
It was meaningful to me to see the many different demonstrations, with ONE COMMON THEME, "We do NOT agree"!
If the United States has a "mecca," I believe Washington, D.C., IS IT--I've witnessed it in motion, and in varying degrees and in many colors.
NOT TO BE MISSED . . . on your OWN personal journey, OR in the respectful honor of OTHERS'.
From journal "Seeing D.C"