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Tucked into a courtyard in the heart of busy Georgetown, the Old Stone House dates back to 1765. It is believed to be the oldest building in Washington and the only one remaining from the pre-Revolutionary period. The house provides a glimpse of mid-18th century life in a cramped but functional living space. Simple furnishings can be found in most rooms.
One of the largest mosques in the United States, the Islamic Center is built with white limestone and has a 162-foot (49-meter) high minaret. Within, stained-glass windows and fine Persian carpets contribute to the mosque's ornate and lavish artistry. In the Center complex, only the mosque is open to the public. Women must wear headscarves and visitors wearing shorts are not admitted. Tours are offered daily.
A nice opportunity for both tourists and locals to spend a pleasant evening or afternoon, Capitol River Cruises offers visitors a chance to explore the city from a different angle. Enjoy the pleasant weather as you sail down the river, with several monuments like the Kennedy Center, Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial spread out before you. The informative narration is a nice way to learn about the fascinating sights as you enjoy the boat ride. A nice way to see the iconic Cherry Blossoms as you cruise by. Boats leave every hour, and ticket prices are quite reasonable. For reservations, visit the website.
DC Cruises at Washington Harbour allows its customers to cruise the waters of the Potomac River and see the beautiful sights Washington has to offer. Visitors can choose to take the tour in the morning or take a tour under the moonlight and see the beautiful historical monuments. They also organize many special events and parties on their cruises.
Take a ride on one of the city's most iconic cruise boats and enjoy a cruise on the Potomac river unlike any other. The Boomerang Party Yacht offers day, night, and sunset cruises that offer a different perspective on the city's most elegant monuments and historic structures. Abord that yacht you can sip some delicious drinks and cocktails to the tune of lively music spun by the DJ as you enjoy the wind in your hair and some fantastic views. A ride on this marvelous yacht is definitely a must when in the city.
Also known as "America's attic," for its spectacular collection of nearly 154 million artifacts, the Smithsonian Institution is one of the the world's largest museum complexes and research organizations. The administrative office of the esteemed institution is housed in a magnificent red sandstone 'castle', that also houses a visitor information area and research chambers. Within this building is also the final resting place of the Smithsonian Institution's founder, James Smithson, with his tomb being preserved in the crypt in the north entrance. Apart from the main building, the institution features as many as 17 museums and galleries within its sprawling complex that represent exhibits across the myriad fields of science, history, zoology, and art. Some of the most notable Smithsonian landmarks include the Natural History Museum and the African American Museum.