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Where the old FBI show was filmed

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Visit the National Archives

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Trying Papa John’s crustless pizza

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Smithsonian crowds have thinned

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Houdini and Francis Scott Key drank here

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Let’s visit the old Redskins Park

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Strutting in Peacock Alley

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War of 1812 remembered

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National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is must see

It has probably been 40 years since I last saw the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and it wasn’t even completed then. A recent visit showed I’ve been away too long. The Shrine on the outer … Continue reading

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The Torch of Freedom still shines brightly

It’s not often one monument can essentially tell the history of the U.S., but the Torch of Freedom gives 12 scenes from the Revolutionary War to Vietnam. Located in front of the Veterans of Foreign Wars building at Constitution Ave. … Continue reading

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Eleftherios Venizelos: Maker of Modern Greece

OK, I admit knowing nothing of Eleftherios Venizelos when coming across the statue along Embassy Row on Massachusetts Ave. by the Greek embassy. But that’s the cool part of being a tour guide – you learn, learn and learn. Venizelos … Continue reading

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Star Wars coming to Smithsonian Air & Space

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Ben Franklin along Pennsylvania Ave.

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Visit Great Falls

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Iwo Jima memorial

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VP heading to the Hill

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How to say War-shington

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Visit two regional aviation museums

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The best view in town is . . .

Tourists ask this all the time. It’s not from the top of the Washington Monument despite being the highest point in town. Ditto for the Old Post Office Pavillion or the National Cathedral. And while the porch at the Newseum … Continue reading

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Rochambeau led French to America’s aid

Gen. Comte Jean de Rochambeau is shown in Lafayette Park as a major general of the Continental Army directing his arm with his outstretched right hand with an unfurled copy of the battle plan in his left. Underneath Rochambeau is … Continue reading

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