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“Fun on the 4th of July” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Lafayette Square

Lafayette Square
16th St & Pennsylvania Ave Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20006
202 755 7798
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Germantown, Maryland
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“Fun on the 4th of July”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

It's really pretty over-rated, but if there is a day to visit, it is the 4th of July (when all the politicos are out and the party is hopping). Any other time, its worth a drop-by, but you don't really need to dedicate too much time to it.

Visited July 2012
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South Florida, Florida
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“Next to the White House!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

We walked through here after a tour of the White House. It's right across the street from the White House.Only a couple of groups protesting. Has a little shade to help with the heat in the summer!

Visited June 2012
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“Okay I guess!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Not much to see here. There are a few people that have something setup to look at and try to sell goods to you. Just a fair place to take a walk.

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“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

If you've been, it'll remind you of London's Hyde Park. While it can (and ofter does) detract from the ambience of the White House, one can hear some most interesting dialogue emanating from those who inhabit the Square.

Visited June 2012
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“history galore”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

There is so much history in the square and the buildings surrounding. It is a nice place to rest, and it right next to the White House. You can find near this square: Dolly Madison's house, the White House, a US courthouse that used to be an exclusive "gentleman's club", and the hotel that the president stayed in before his term. This square is also rumored to be quite haunted...

Visited June 2012
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