Washington on Foot, Fifth Edition: 24 Walking Tours and Maps by John J. Protopappas, Judith Meany

By John J. Protopappas, Judith Meany

The way to see—really see—any urban is taking walks. The perennial favourite Washington walking has been thoroughly revised and up to date to supply 24 jogging excursions of Washington's neighborhoods. general monuments and museums are all right here, side-by-side with lesser-known historical websites and storied residential neighborhoods. Washington walking bargains heritage, tradition, structure, city making plans, and extra. it is the entire urban in a tidy package deal and the one "outdoor" Washington guidebook wanted. excellent not just for viewers yet for locals who actually are looking to get to understand their urban. The up-to-date 5th version of this crucial consultant positive aspects simple maps, architectural illustrations, old and tradition info, and lots more and plenty extra.

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Monday through Saturday. gov or by calling (202) 226-8000. 6 The Sewall-Belmont House, at 144 Constitution Avenue NE, was saved from demolition in 1974 by a special act of Congress and was subsequently entered into the National Register of Historic Places. Otherwise, the site would have been used for the Senate office building that now abuts the house. Robert Sewall, descended from an illustrious Maryland family, in 1800 built this three-story townhouse, which is characteristic of the Federal period in style.

The Metro spans 103 miles, serving the outlying suburbs. Be sure to check the maps in each Metrorail station and car for information on extensions and new stations. Three of the lines intersect at the Metro Center station in downtown Washington, facilitating transfers between the Red Line (upper level) and the Blue and Orange Lines (lower level). The Green, Yellow, and Red Lines intersect at Gallery Place. The Yellow and Green Lines also intersect with the Blue and Orange Lines at L’Enfant Plaza.

Visitors should not miss the National Gallery of Art, with its impressive collection of European and American paintings, sculptures, and exhibitions. You should also visit the Historical Society of Washington, DC, at Mount Vernon Square. It can be easily accessed via Metrorail or Metrobus. The museum offers various exhibitions concerning the history of the capital city and its many neighborhoods and profiling prominent individuals who have resided in the city. The International Spy Museum explores the history, craft, practice, and contemporary role of espionage.

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