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Sightseeing in Washington

Museum
“Escape from the AC into the atrium of the National Building Museum - a good number of free exhibits but the best do require an entry fee. Several activities for kids, but get there early on weekends to avoid waiting.”
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Theater
“ Ford's Theatre Ford's Theatre 2016.jpg Address511 10th St, NW Washington, D.C. United States OwnerNational Park Service OperatorFord's Theatre Society TypeRegional theater Capacity665 Construction OpenedAugust 1863 Reopened1968, 2009 Website www.fords.org Ford's Theatre National Historic Site U.S. National Register of Historic Places U.S. National Historic Site Ford's Theatre is located in Central Washington, D.C.Ford's Theatre Show map of Central Washington, D.C. Show map of the District of Columbia Show map of the United States Show all Coordinates38°53′48″N 77°1′33″WCoordinates: 38°53′48″N 77°1′33″W Area0.29 acres (0.12 ha) (theater alone) less than one acre (entire NHS) Built1863 Architectural styleLate Victorian Visitation856,079 (2005) NRHP reference #66000034[1] Added to NRHPOctober 15, 2013[dubious – discuss] Ford's Theatre is a theater located in Washington, D.C., which opened in August 1863. It is famous for being the site of the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865. After being shot, the fatally wounded 56-year old president was carried across the street to the Petersen House, where he died the next morning. The theater was later used as a warehouse and office building, and in 1893 part of it collapsed, causing 22 deaths. It was renovated and re-opened as a theater in 1968. During the 2000s, it was renovated again, opening on February 12, 2009, in commemoration of the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth. A related Center for Education and Leadership museum experience opened February 12, 2012 next to Petersen House. The Petersen House and the theater are preserved together as Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, administered by the National Park Service; programming within the theater and the Center for Education is overseen separately by the Ford's Theatre Society”
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Monument / Landmark
“Run by the park service, you can go to the top of this tower (adjacent to what is now the Trump Hotel). Great views across the city, and interesting history of the carillon bells and Old Post Office building. ”
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Monument / Landmark
“Moving memorial that is part of the Civil War Monuments in Washington, DC, of the National Register of Historic Places. Hauntingly beautiful.”
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Scenic Lookout
“Great views of D.C.!! Free. Open seven days a week, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.”
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Monument / Landmark
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