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Anacostia Museum

The Anacostia Museum was established in 1967 by S. Dillon Ripley, Smithsonian Secretary at the time, as a center for the study of African American history and culture. Originally called the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, it was located at the old Carver Theater on Martin Luther King Drive in an area once known as Uniontown. By […]

What are the best Italian restaurants in Washington DC?

Unlike New York City, Washington DC is not known for great Italian food. However, if you know where to go you can definitely find some excellent Italian. Here are some insider tips from DC and Georgetown natives. Folks Rave about Filomenia’s Italian restaurant in Georgetown but it’s not in the league of a Galileo or […]

Washington National Cathedral

The National Cathedral is recognized as the national church of the U.S., and is a designated landmark on the register of historic places. Located at the intersection of Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues, it is the official site of the presiding bishop of the Episcopal church of the U.S., and the Episcopal diocese of Washington, DC. […]

Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden

The Hirshhorn Museum, located at the corner of Independence Avenue and Seventh Street on the National Mall, opened in 1974 with a collection of over 11,000 pieces of modern and contemporary art. The history of the Museum is a long and fascinating one that began with Joseph Hirshhorn, an immigrant to America, a self-made millionaire, […]

National Museum of the American Indian

The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), on 4th Street and Independence Avenue SW in the National Mall, opened on September 21, 2004, as one of three facilities featuring the history and culture of the Native American people of the Western Hemisphere. Operating under the Smithsonian Institute, the Museum was originally designed by Douglas […]

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, located at 1050 Independence Avenue SW, is one of the two National Museums of Asian Art that are part of the Smithsonian Institution, the other being the Freer Gallery. Both galleries are on the National Mall, the area between the Capitol and the Washington Monument, and are connected by three […]

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

The Basilica of the National Shrine on Michigan Avenue in Washington, DC is the largest Catholic Church in the United States, and ranks among the ten largest religious structures in the world. After Pope Pius IX proclaimed the Immaculate Conception as the Patroness of the U.S. in 1847, Bishop Shahan proposed the building of a […]

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