Tag Archives: Washington DC museums

The cat, horse and the general

There’s lots to talk about Gen. Philip Sheridan’s statue. It’s one of the better equestrian statues in town and the horse has a story, too. But there’s also a cat down the street keeping an eye on his old master. … Continue reading

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Ascent soars outside Udvar-Hazy Center

One of the more interesting items at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center near Dulles International Airport may be outside. Ascent is a 75-foot polished, stainless steel artwork that means, well I’m not good at interpretative … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Smithsonians exhibits high and low

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Smithsonian display says Hillary wouldn’t be first woman prez

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Oh the things you see in Smithsonians

The upside of January when the touring season is slow and we’re looking for something to do is seeing the Smithsonian museums. The museums are largely empty and I recently found a parking space two straight days within sight of … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Moongate Garden at Smithsonian Castle

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My 10 tips for Washington visitors (and locals, too)

I’ve seen tourists from dozens of countries visit Washington over the years. Now that I lead groups, I really have some advice for those coming in the summer. Since my blog is read nearly equally by out-of-towners as locals and … Continue reading

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If you’re a plane or space junkie, Udvar-Hazy worth the trip

For years I’ve heard great things about the The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Drove by the entrance plenty of times without stopping just like hundreds of other local attractions. It’s worth the trip to the Chantilly, Va.  venue near Dulles … Continue reading

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That’s Smithson . . . as in Smithsonian

Who’s the man in the bathtub? Wow, what am I going to do with you guys? That’s the remains of James Smithson as in the man that founded museums that bear his name. So what’s he doing in a bathtub? … Continue reading

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Smithsonian’s Souvenir Nation reveals our personalities

What is it about picking up a shell along the beach far from home? Taking a pine cone from a forest, making one of those pressed pennies from a tourist site? The Smithsonian Museum of American History’s newest exhibition – … Continue reading

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