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Other Historic Sites

Other Historic sites in Washington, D.C.


Image: Old Post Office Tower
Old Post Office Building Observatory and Pavilion

Pennsylvania Avenue between 11th and 12th Streets, NW

Once described as “the old tooth” and slated for demolition, the renovated Old Post Building now offers a spectacular view of the nation’s capital from atop its 315-foot clock tower.

http://www.nps.gov/opot


Image: Union Station
Union Station

50 Massachusetts Avenue between 1st and 2nd Streets, NE

The building was closed for restoration in 1978. Ten years and $160 million dollars later, the doors reopened in 1988 with a gala celebration. It was the largest, most complex public/private restoration project ever attempted in the U.S.

Union Station now attracts more than 80,000 visitors daily. Its renovated halls contain an assortment of specialty shops, movie theaters and eateries, as well as, the Union Station Metro and Amtrak terminals.

http://www.unionstationdc.com


 
  

Smithsonian

The Smithsonian Institution provides visitors to Washington with culture, history, and heritage with museums, events, and festivals.  Visit their Web site for more information.  (this will take you outside senate.gov)

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DC Heritage

The D.C. Heritage Tourism Coalition is dedicated to showcasing the cultural attractions and special events in Washington to visitors from across the globe.  Go to their site for more information (this will take you outside www.senate.gov).

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Washington.org

Washington.org is the perfect site for visitors new to Washington, D.C.  Check out their site! (this will take you outside senate.gov)

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Firstgov.gov

Click here for more information on the federal government from Firstgov.gov, "your first click to the US Government."

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