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Octagon Museum

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Octagon Museum

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1799 New York Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-5207
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Farragut WestWashington DC Metro8 min
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Avoid the stress of renting a car and navigating on your own on this bus tour of Washington DC. A guide provides entertaining historical context, as you pass more than 50 of the city’s iconic landmarks, including the White House, Capitol Building, Lincoln Memorial, and National Mall. Unlike most city bus tours, a small group size ensures you have the guide's full attention for questions and comments.
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Ashok Ganapathy Iyer wrote a review Dec 2019
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates1,468 contributions90 helpful votes
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Architecture formed the cornerstone of the North American Political Arena.... the historic residential typology that housed the American Institute of Architects before they formally shifted to their new home in 1973
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Eugenia G wrote a review Dec 2019
Ellicott City, Maryland4 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a very interesting house with a history that is not known by many of the people who visit. All of the rooms are beautiful and I learn a lot that I did not know about the history of my new country!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Erika Lynn wrote a review Oct 2019
Leland, North Carolina218 contributions38 helpful votes
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Yes an octagon has 8 sides; you’re forgetting the basement floor and roof are sides too! It was cool to walk through where a former president lived. The period pieces complement the decor nicely as do the stories you read as you go. I liked that I wasn’t rushed by a tour guide and. Take all the pictures you want too! One of DC hidden gems if you ask me!!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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brideforlife wrote a review May 2019
Virginia107 contributions19 helpful votes
It was a temporary White House for James and Dolly Madison. The Treaty of Ghent was signed here. Open Thursday-Saterday from 1-4 pm.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Kayla wrote a review Jan 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia60 contributions12 helpful votes
They explain what life was like for the inhabitants and when James and Dolley Madison stayed there after the White House burned down. They also do a good job of highlighting what is known about enslaved persons who worked there.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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