Obviously, if you are a first time DC tourist...see the monuments, the Smithsonians, the Capitol. I returned to DC for the 6th time, went to the Portrait Gallery and was blown away! This is a lesser known Smithsonian museum, but the collection is incredible. Starting with the founding fathers, indians, civil war heros...spectacular. But when you go upstairs to see the contemporary portraits...amazing! Walter Cronkite, sports greats, Robert Kennedy, and whatever your political affiliation the Hillary Clinton portrait is understated and dramatic at the same time. Obviously this museum is not for everybody, but I loved it and would go back again. Oh, and dont get me started on the Presidential portraits,,,,,every American needs to see these,
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