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Best Historic Vacations In The US

The early colonial settlements along the Eastern seaboard, including Boston, Charleston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, are among the best places for an historic vacation in the US.

01/14/2014

The U.S. Capitol dome was constructed of cast iron more than 150 years ago. The Dome has not undergone a complete restoration since 1959-1960 and due to age and weather is now plagued by more than 1,000 cracks and deficiencies. The Architect of the Capitol began in November, a multi-year project to repair these deficiencies, restoring the Dome to its original, inspiring splendor. (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

2-Year Renovation Starts for Capitol Dome

A world-famous symbol of democracy is going under cover, as workers start a two-year, $60 million renovation of the U.S. Capitol dome.

12/25/2013

Surveyors are taking advantage of the scaffolding around the Washington Monument to confirm its height. (Getty Images)

Surveyors Checking Height Of Washington Monument

Surveyors are checking to make sure that the Washington Monument is still 555 feet, 5 1/8 inches tall.

11/07/2013

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Scaffolding on Washington Monument to Come Down

The National Park Service says crews will begin removing the scaffolding surrounding the Washington Monument starting in less than two weeks.

10/31/2013

The Washington Monument lights up the National Mall, Monday, July 8. (Matt DelSignore/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

The Washington Monument Will Light Up the National Mall

While the Washington Monument is closed for earthquake damage repairs over the next year, 488 lamps will restore the marble tower’s glow each night on the National Mall.

07/08/2013

Independence Day in D.C.

Park Service to Light Monument During Restoration

While the Washington Monument is closed for earthquake damage repairs over the next year, 488 lamps will restore the marble tower’s glow each night on the National Mall.

07/08/2013

Washington Monument surrounded by scaffolding. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

A New View of Washington Monument From 500 Feet

ost birds don’t fly high enough to see the top of the Washington Monument, though that didn’t stop a group of government officials and philanthropists from clipping themselves into harnesses and climbing to the tip to see the obelisk’s cracked stones.

06/07/2013

Workers finish installing the last pieces of scaffolding on the Washington Monument to repair earthquake damage May 9, 2013 in Washington, DC. Following a 5.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the Northeast in August 2011, the National Park Service chose Perini Management Services, Inc. of Framingham, Massachusetts for the $15 million project to repair large cracks in the 555-foot-tall obelisk. (Photo credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Washington Monument Scaffolding Complete

Workers have finally finished building scaffolding around the 555-foot-tall Washington Monument to make repairs to the damaged stonework following a 2011 earthquake.

05/17/2013

Washington Monument

Where To Experience National Monuments This Memorial Day

Visiting monuments this Memorial Day is a refreshing way of fostering a child’s education outside of the classroom, paying tribute to those who died in war and remembering America’s leaders.

05/13/2013

Workers can be seen standing on scaffolding near the top of the Washington Monument on the Mall in 1999. (credit: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Scaffolding Going Up Around 555-Foot-Tall Washington Monument

Workers have started building scaffolding around the 555-foot-tall Washington Monument to make repairs to the damaged stonework following a 2011 earthquake.

03/07/2013

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