Visiting Washington, DC

Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865)

Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865)

Abraham Lincoln, by G.P.A. Healy, 1887 – from the White House See also James Madison, Father of the Constitution (1751-1836).     Abraham Lincoln became the United States’ 16th President in 1861, issuing the Emancipation Proclamation that declared forever free those slaves within the Confederacy in 1863. The son of a Kentucky frontiersman, Lincoln had […]

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Popular with Visitors

These items have been popular with our recent web visitors. See our web site for our original list of children’s books about Washington, DC. Litom SOLAR LIGHTS OUTDOOR 24 LEDs, Super Bright Motion Sensor Lights with Wide Angle Illumination, Wireless Waterproof Security Lights         Whatever Happened to the Hall of Fame: Baseball, […]

Tyler Cowen: The top classic movies and books about American politics and DC.

Tyler Cowen: The top classic movies and books about American politics and DC.

The estimable Chug asks me: Curious what you consider the top classic movies and books about American politics and DC. Today let’s do movies, the following come to mind: 1. All the President’s Men. 2. No Way Out: Gene Hackman at his peak. The Conversation also might count as a DC movie. 3. The Exorcist, […]

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Popular with Visitors

These items have been popular with our recent web visitors. See our web site for our original list of children’s books about Washington, DC. Mission Washington, D.C.: A Scavenger Hunt Adventure (For Kids) . . . Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and […]

How do I get an American flag that has flown over the U.S. Capitol?

How do I get an American flag that has flown over the U.S. Capitol?

Visiting Washington, DC FAQs     (From our “What’s the deal with…?” page that answers questions commonly asked by visitors to Washington, DC. Below, we explain how to order your flag and provide links to directories at the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. We do not sell flags, and we can not […]

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Popular with Visitors

These items have been popular with our recent web visitors. See our web site for our original list of children’s books about Washington, DC. Mission Washington, D.C.: A Scavenger Hunt Adventure (For Kids) . . . . Kid’s Guide to Washington, DC (Kid’s Guides Series) . . . . Marshall, the Courthouse Mouse: A Tail […]

Popular Children’s Books for Washington, DC Visitors

Popular Children’s Books for Washington, DC Visitors

These books have been popular with our recent web visitors. See our web site for our original list of children’s books about Washington, DC. 1 Scavenger Guides Washington, DC: An Interactive Travel Guide For Kids 098458661X Awesome Adventures at the Smithsonian: The Official Kids Guide to the Smithsonian Institution 1588343499 Family Guide Washington, DC 075669874X […]

Uber Wars: How D.C.Tried to Kill a Great New Ride Technology

Uber Wars: How D.C.Tried to Kill a Great New Ride Technology

Last month, California became the first state to establish a set of regulations on the bevy of new companies that summon rides-for-hire via smartphone apps. Most prominent among such services are Lyft (a pure “rideshare” in which the fee you pay is officially a donation) and Uber (which offers various services in 31 cities in […]

James Madison, Wisdom and Warnings

James Madison, Wisdom and Warnings

These quotes of James Madison are from Wikiquote. More Madison quotes can be found at Notable Quotes. Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and […]

Season’s Greenings at the Botanic Garden

Season’s Greenings at the Botanic Garden

The U.S. Botanic Garden’s annual holiday exhibit, Season’s Greenings, is on display November 22, 2012, through January 1, 2013. The Garden Railway Exhibit in the East Gallery features model trains through an Enchanted Forest with fanciful fairy dwellings along the rail line, all created with plant materials. Enjoy blooming plants throughout the Conservatory and a […]