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Best Hidden Gems in Washington DC

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Set among the fashionable Foxhall Road estates in upper northwest Washington, the former residence of Carmen and David Kreeger holds a marvelous collection of 19th and 20th-century art. Artists such as Picasso, Van Gogh, Kandinsky and Rodin are represented, among many other artists. A fine collection of African art is also housed here. The Kreeger Museum's grounds also feature a sculpture garden. However, the museum requires some advance planning to visit since reservations are required to join the docent-led tours, but the effort is well worth it.

The Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument is a historic house museum and monument in Washington, D.C. Built in 1800, it is one of the oldest houses on Capitol Hill. It is dedicated to National Woman's Party leaders Alva Belmont and Alice Paul. Since 1929, it was the headquarters of the Party whose sole focus was engaging in the fight for women's suffrage. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated as a National Historic Landmark, and later designated as a National Monument by President Barack Obama in 2016.

Theodore Roosevelt Island is a national memorial situated in the Potomac River in D.C. It covers an area of 88.5 acres (35.8 hectares) and is dedicated to the memory of President Theodore Roosevelt, who was an environmentalist and a conservationist. The island features several hiking trails, boardwalks, and observation platforms that provide visitors with scenic views of the Potomac River and the surrounding area. It is home to a diverse range of wildlife including birds and offering amazing opportunities for bird watching. You can explore the island's wetlands, woodlands and meadows and learn about the importance of its conservation.

The Art Museum of the Americas works to showcase artists whose compelling works speak to political or social issues. This engaging museum was originally founded in 1917 as the Visual Arts Unit of the Pan American Union, but opened its doors as the Art Museum of the Americas in 1976. The museum boasts an impressive collection of important contemporary Latin American and Caribbean works, as well as hosting rotating exhibits that display the work of both emerging and established artists. The museum also runs educational programs and hosts events like free screenings of socially and politically-geared documentaries.

Popularly known as the Pension Building, the National Building Museum plays a pivotal role in narrating the history of design, engineering, construction, urban planning and architecture in the United States of America. A non-profit organization, the museum hosts a number of exhibitions, festivals and public programs that endorse the exchange of ideas and information across people of all sections of society, across the globe. Located in a monumental structure with a design based on Italian Renaissance palaces, the brick, and terracotta building is grand and contains a massive 15-story interior with eight Corinthian columns that are 75 feet (23 meters) high. The museum's space has also been the site of inaugural balls and a popular Christmas television special. An iconic tourist attraction, a visit to the capital city is certainly incomplete without a tour of the National Building Museum.

This small, lovely park in northwest Washington is popular with runners and dog owners. In fact, in recent years, the 57-acre park has become really popular as a dog park, although they're still required to be on leash. The New York Times has described the park's woods as reminiscent of Vermont. This park, the site of a two-gun battery during the Civil War, is a wonderful place to enjoy the outdoors and stays surprisingly cool even in the summer months.

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