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Dance the night away, or just watch others in the spacious Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park in Maryland. Fridays feature square, contra and country dances. On Saturdays hear big band, Cajun, swing and R&B. Sundays are reserved for intermediate and advanced contra and square dancers. With the exception of contra, the public is welcome to watch, join in or take a lesson.
Clara Barton spent the last years of her long, productive life at this Victorian home within walking distance of Glen Echo Park. Retired as head of the American Red Cross, she lived for nearly another decade in the house. Her creative renovations of the building resulted in a charming and intriguing curiosity. Visitors may view a film of the life of this tireless organizer and explore the home, which retains its essence even today. Admission is free.
Ratner Museum is a fine art museum, housing various paintings done in crayons, water colors and pencils. The frequently changing exhibits include wood work, sculptures, cloth designing and much more. The museum spans across three buildings, comprising of a conference room, a public library and children's literature center. There are various concerts, tours and lectures on various topics, that take place in the museum. So if you want to spend your day appreciating works of art and culture, Ratner Museum is your place to be.
McCrillis Gardens was gifted by William and Virginia McCrillis to the Maryland-National Capital Park in 1978. Since then this beautiful garden has been a gem of a place for nature lovers. You will find perennials and other gorgeous blooms that make this place come alive with warmth and color. This garden also features a pavilion and benches.
Kensington Town Hall is a popular venue for theater plays and concerts in Kensington. They are also available for private events like weddings and parties. While in Kensington, drop by here to watch some brilliant performances by local talents.
The Kensington Historic District is a monumental district that was developed way back in the 1890s era. The district is moreover constituted by houses that boast of wraparound porches, lovely sidewalks and so forth. The architectural styles prevalent in the district are the Colonial Revival, Mission/Spanish Revival and the Late Victorian. The monumental district swanked by enormous lavish lawns and trees is included in the National Register of Historic Places.