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Best Historical Sites In The DC Area

January 28, 2011 6:20 AM

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White House

White House (www.whitehouse.gov)

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

1411 W Street SE
Washington, DC 20020
mps.gov

The Frederick Douglass Historic Site was the home of runaway slave and civil rights advocate Frederick Douglass. Douglass purchased his 15acre estate also known as “Cedar Hill” in 1877 after is Rochester, NY home went up in flames. Douglass passed away in his home in 1895. The home consists of some of its original structures and some original items that have been restored. 

White House

White House (www.whitehouse.gov)

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, DC 20500
whitehouse.gov

The White House has been home to our presidents for more than 200 years is one of the most famous and historical sites in the United States. The White House began construction under the direction of President George Washington in 1792 and was completed in the year 1800. The first President to reside at the White House was President John Adams. This is a great place to visit if you’re visiting the DC area, they also have White House tours available, where guest can get a glimpse of the presidents home.

The United States Capitol

Capitol Hill
Washington, DC 20515
visitthecapitol.gov

The US Capitol has been symbol of the American government since the beginning of its construction in 1793; the construction was overseen by President George Washington who also oversaw the construction of The White House. The Capitol is where our United States Congress and Legislator of the Federal Government come together and has been the grounds for many Presidential Inaugurations. Going to The Capitol website will help you efficiently plan your trip.

Fords Theatre

511 10th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
fordstheatre.org

Fords Theatre is a unique historical landmark, it is a place where President Lincoln would go to watch plays and ultimately where he was assassinated in April 1865. Fords Theatre then closed its doors and re-opened them in 1968 and has had millions of visitors since then. So whether it’s coming out to enjoy a wonderful play or simply coming to take a tour of the theatre it is definitely a must visit site when in the DC area.

The U.S. Supreme Court

1 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20543
supremecourt.org

Built from 1931-1935, The Supreme Court is the highest court system and one of the most important and historic buildings in the U.S. The Supreme Court has held some of the biggest cases including several civil rights cases one of the biggest being Brown vs. Board of Education.

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