Blog

National Archives

Museums

National Archives In charge of preserving documents of American legal or historical importance is the National Archives and Records Administration. The most popular items on display are the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, but the National Archives has plenty more to offer visitors. Visitors can see Lincoln’s telegrams to his generals,…

Read More »

Museum of Natural History

Museums

Museum of Natural History Who doesn’t love learning about the natural world around us? Perhaps your interest lies in rocks, animals or even the mysteries of the oceans deep? The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History has collected an impressive assortment of specimens – numbering in the millions – of fossils, rocks, minerals, meteorites, plants, animals…

Read More »

Lincoln Memorial

Monuments

Lincoln Memorial One of the most recognizable of all memorial sites in Washington D.C. is the Lincoln Memorial. Set on the end of the Reflecting Pool on the National Mall and opposite of the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial commemorates the 16th president of the United States as an icon of hope and inspiration as…

Read More »

Jefferson Memorial

Monuments

Jefferson Memorial Thomas Jefferson was one of the greatest presidents in American history. He helped write the Declaration of Independence, started the University of Virginia, and was responsible for acquiring 800,000 square miles o land for 15 million dollars.The memorial of Jefferson was dedicated by President Franklin Roosevelt. The statue of Jefferson is 19 feet…

Read More »

Korean War Memorial

Monuments

Korean War Memorial Located  near the banks of the Potomac River in Washington , DC The Korean Veterans Memorial honors the men and women who served in Korean. The black 41 panel wall has over 2400 images of support personnel . The wall is divided  into Army , Navy and the Air Force. The images…

Read More »

FDR Memorial

Monuments

FDR Memorial Franklin Roosevelt was born January 30, 1882. His family made their family fortune in railroading and coal. He was trained to be a lawyer. He married Eleanor on St.Patrick day 1905. Roosevelt served as under secretary of the navy for 7 years. Roosevelt was first became president on March 4,1933 . He remained…

Read More »

Capitol Hill

Government

Capitol Hill The cornerstone to the Capital was cemented in place in a Masonic ceremony by George Washington on September 18. 1793. . s a mason Washington wore the collar, sash and apron of the mason. As President Washington looked at the cornerstone he sprinkled corn for the symbol of plenty, wine for the health…

Read More »

Arlington National Cemetery

Monuments

Arlington National Cemetery Arlington National Cemetery is the second largest national cemetery in the United States. More than 350,000 men, women and children are buried there. Military personnel are buried in Arlington from the Revolutionary War to the wars of today.During the weekday an average  27-30 funerals are held. Some of the men and women…

Read More »

American History Museum

Museums

American History Museum The Smithsonian National Museum of American History has more than 3 million items to look at . In the musuem you can see the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the poem Star Spangled Banner, Dorothy ‘s ruby red slippers and a big green locamotive. Some of the main exhibits…

Read More »

Air & Space Museum

Museums

Air & Space Museum The National Air and Space Museum (NASM) is the most visited of all the Smithsonian museums in Washington D.C. It is home to the world’s biggest collection of flight history memorabilia and flight science and technology artifacts. Hundreds of these artifacts are regularly on display.  Visitors will even have the opportunity to…

Read More »