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Owned by 37 local, professional artists, the Studio Gallery is known for its display of contemporary art, which is exhibited solo and in group shows. The exhibitions showcase the talents of budding and established artists. This gallery is also on rent, in the evenings, throughout the year. Visit the website for featured artists and their works.
The eight-sided, 19th-century home of John Tayloe III, a wealthy contemporary of early US presidents, offers an interesting glimpse into both history and architecture. President Madison resided here after the White House was burned in the War of 1812. The Treaty of Ghent was signed in the Octagon's study at the war's end. Architectural exhibits are integrated into the fine house with its period furnishings. The building itself is a masterpiece, designed by William Thornton, the architect of the U.S. Capitol and other high points of Federal-era Washington.
If you are in D.C., chances of you meeting the President of United States in person may be slim, but don’t be disheartened. Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum is to here to the rescue! Not only the museum has life-like and life-sized statues of all the Presidents, right from George Washington, but also a mindboggling collection of wax statues of Hollywood celebrities, sports stars, cultural and political leaders, eminent media personalities and beloved music icons! Take a seat with George Clooney or a groovy picture with Beyonce. Get a closer look at Jackie Kennedy or swing the club with Tiger Woods. Or even better, feel like a star with a personalized wax replica of your own hand
Whether you want to explore the national monuments during the day, or go on a ghostly tour by night, Washington Walks has a tour to fit your needs and desires. The company offers two-hour tours Thursdays through Sundays, though the start time of each tour changes often. Spook the kids by taking them on a tour that explores Washington DC's most haunted sites, or go for on a walk that teaches you about one of the many neighborhoods in the Washington DC area. Whatever tour you choose, you'll be sure to walk away with a head full of fascinating stories and a spring in your step.
For anyone who is a buff of American action movies, then this triangle walk is a must! The triangle stretches from the White House to the Capitol Building and contains a number of key Federal offices and Government buildings such as the FBI Building, the National Archives, the Hoover Building and the Department of Justice. If you're a first time visitor to the capitol then it's a great way to see the city's landmarks, and who knows you may even bump into a couple of well-known people. The triangle is also adjacent to the downtown shopping area so if you'd had your fill of sightseeing there's always the mall to visit.