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Address: 16th St & Pennsylvania Ave Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20006
Phone Number: 202 755 7798
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Finally have taken care of the homeless problem in the park it deserves more than an average rating. Beautifully kept plenty of area to picnic and enjoy the surrounding sites.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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Chandler, Arizona, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My wife and I strolled through Lafayette Square on our way to the White House. The park is as nice as other D.C. parks but is nothing special. Several statues adorn the park but are dirty or in need of repair. The park was clean but dark even during the morning hours in which we visited. The park is home... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Finally have taken care of the homeless problem in the park it deserves more than an average rating. Beautifully kept plenty of area to picnic and enjoy the surrounding sites.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is truly a great park to eat your lunch at. What better view than to have The White House right in front of you while you eat. Very nice foliage with each changing season - makes taking pictures a must!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We spent 5 days at the Hay-Adams hotel, facing the Lafayette Square and the Wight House. We crossed the park every day. There are 5 large statues from the 1930s. In the center stands Clark Mills' equestrian statue of President Andrew Jackson, erected in 1853. In the four corners are statues of foreign Revolutionary War heroes: Major General Marquis Gilbert... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This square is an important one memorializing Lafayette, but it's not particularly well-kept, especially for being so close to the White House. The protestors would be kind to move somewhere else for a while, and the park itself could use some beautification.

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Clayton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Nice place with wonderful statues of general Lafayette. Also right across from the White House so you get a twofer when you go here

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This pleasant city park is made somewhat less pleasant by the presence of drifters and protesters. The surrounding are very nice with lovely views. A good educational experience for anyone to see that you can promote your cause in sight of the White House, an illustration of free speech in action.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We stopped there on our way to the White House as this park is directly attached to the grounds of it. There is plenty of room to roam around, enjoy a coffee and people watch. The statue of Le Marquis de Lafayette is also very beautiful!

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We took the X2 bus and hopped off at the last stop, Lafayette Square, right in front of the White House. Much better view than from the other side! Much closer, much more beautiful. There were plenty of security guards, policemen, and secret service, of course, but there was no issue with photos or getting up close, anything like that.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Lafayette Square was quite scenic ...i actually stumbled on it when i got lost looking for the way back to my hotel :) i enjoyed looking around...do take a little time and visit!

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Address: 16th St & Pennsylvania Ave Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20006
Phone Number: 202 755 7798
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC

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