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Surrounded by a scenic park, the Gulf Branch Nature Center of Arlington offers a number of interesting and educational programs and activities. The friendly and knowledgeable staff here will introduce you to the regional flora and fauna along with the natural history of the area here. After a tour of the center, go for a hike a on the trails in the park, visit the pond and check out the splendid gardens. You'll find details about upcoming events and other park features on their website.
If you salute the war veterans who have fought to serve the citizens of the country, then do visit the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 350. This is an event space for retired war veterans. A number of events are organized in their honor and line of duty. Catch some live music performances regularly scheduled at this venue.
Part of the only still intact colonial church in Washington DC, Rock Creek Cemetery is a popular historical landmark in the American capital. Featuring a sprawling green landscape with beautiful sculptures and trails, this evocative cemetery dates back to as early as 1719. Some of the historical sculptures located within the cemetery include Gutzon Borglum (Rabboni-Ffoulke Memorial, 1909), James Earle Fraser (Frederick Keep Monument, 1920), Mary Washburn (Waite Memorial, 1908) and Brenda Putnam (Simon Memorial, 1917). Other famous landmarks located within this cemetery include mausoleums, markers and monuments, designed by world-renowned artists and landscape architects.
From El Greco's "The Visitation" to Byzantine and pre-Columbian artworks, jewelry and mosaics, Dumbarton Oaks is filled with elegant treasures. Built in 1801, the estate achieved its height of glory in the wealthy 1920s when it served as the high-society showpiece of Robert Bliss and his heiress wife, Mildred. The gardens occupy 10 acres above Georgetown and include terraced lawns, winding footpaths and elaborate fountains.