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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.
The Air Force Memorial is a tribute and honor to the air force personnel of United States of America. It is was built in 2006 and is open to public visitation throughout the year, free of charge. The memorial also has a shop which houses items sold exclusively at the memorial. There are many concerts and events that take place at this memorial throughout the year. For more details, please see the website.
The Hume School is a historic structure that is an Arlington County Landmark and is also on the National Register of Historic Places since 1979. The former school holds the record for being one of the oldest school building in the county of Arlington. The building was designed by B. Stanley Simmons in Queen Anne inspired architecture. Now owned and looked after by the Arlington Historical Society, the house is used as a local history museum.
Quincy Park is a popular haunt amongst the city's sports enthusiasts. The park features a host of recreational facilities including tennis, volleyball and basketball courts, a playground for kids and ample open space for free play. You can also bring a picnic along and enjoy it at leisure with family and friends at one of the sheltered picnic tables or hire space for private events and celebrations.
Don Ciccio & Figli is an artisanal liquor distiller located in Silver Spring, that offers Italian-style liquors like the elusive and exquisite Amaro delle Sirene and Limoncello. Produced in small-batches, the Amaro is a delicate amalgamation of 30 different herbs and roots carefully selected, to recreate a lost traditional recipe. The rich, bitter-sweet caramel taste is unique and perfect for cocktail concoctions. Drop into this distillery on a Saturday afternoon and take part in the free tour and tasting, to see how this delicious liquor is made.
If you're visiting DC and you're a beer connoisseur, DC Brau is a great place to visit. The brewery, one of the few easily accessible within the city, offers tours of its premises, tastings and a number of events across the week. The best part is, you don't have to leave the kids home! They can visit too, and learn about the fascinating methods and science behind brewing beer, though of course, you have to be 21 years old to enjoy a glass.