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Tag Archives: Washington DC museums
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
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
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
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
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
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