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Located beside the Smithsonian Castle, Arts and Industries Building contains artifacts from the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia and provides a wonderful view into daily life a century ago. This is also the home of the African-American Museum Project, with continuously changing exhibits of African-American life and the Smithsonian Discovery Theater. Children will love the performances by puppeteers, mimes, dancers and actors from around the nation.
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.
Otherfeels is a musical collaborative that gives the talented artists of Washington DC a chance to display their musical prowess. With a ear for raw talent, Otherfeels has over the years been successful in providing breakthroughs to many local singers and musicians. Head straight to this unique space if you want to witness unfiltered musical concerts while in the city. With a wide range of concerts by local as well as popular singers, musicians and DJs lined up throughout the year, this venue offers something for the fans of music in the city to look forward to.
The George Washington Memorial Parkway, a stretch of highway known as the "GW Parkway" by motorists, is one of the few highways in the country maintained by the National Park Service. Built in 1930 as a gateway to the nation's capitol, the parkway has many historic and outdoor sites to see along its Northern Virginia route. Some attractions and sites along this historic route include The Arlington Memorial Bridge, Arlington House, Potomac Heritage Trail, U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, Clara Barton National Historic Site, and Mount Vernon Trail. The parkway is a great way to learn the history of the area in your own car!
Almost identical to it's neighboring building, The Cannon House Office Building, The Russell Senate Office was build by the same architecture firm in 1903. The firm of Carrere and Hastings, a famed New York City partnership, each took over a building and created this Beaux Art style on Capitol Hill. In 1972, the building was named after former Senator Richard Brevard Russell, Jr who was a Democratic party politician and a long-time Senator for the state of Georgia. The Russell Senate Office is Northeast of the capitol and bordered by Constitution Avenue, First Street, Delaware Avenue, and C Street.