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Fun park to walk around on your way to the White House. It was freezing and snowy so we didn't explore like we wanted to but bet it's beautiful in the spring. Good historical... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Huntsville, Alabama
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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun park to walk around on your way to the White House. It was freezing and snowy so we didn't explore like we wanted to but bet it's beautiful in the spring. Good historical statues.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Better than waiting in line for a short White House tour may be a stroll through the "President's Park", as it was called before President Thomas Jefferson spun it off into a place for the public's enjoyment. An amazing density of history in a small place: the Blair-Lee House where Lincoln offered the future Confederate general Robert E. Lee command... More 

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Ile de Noirmoutier, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

Across the street from the Whit House. There are lots of homeless and many times there are protestors.

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Pennington, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

On my final morning of my most recent visit to the District, I decided to take a stroll around Lafayette Square, which was close to my hotel. There was inauguration construction going on; viewing stands for the 2017 event was nearly complete as of mid-December 2016. Still, I was able to walk around and get a nice view of the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Not a safe or easy walk through Lafayette Square, but a good access point to take a picture of the Northside of the White House. The park is chopped up and fenced. Not easy to figure out where you can walk. Some statues in the park worth the time to photograph.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

We walked through Lafayette Square and there's lots of construction going on nearby and there were a lot of homeless people on the benches. We didn't feel unsafe, it's just sad to see in the shadow of The White House. There is a nice statue of Layfayette.

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Kolomna, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Lafayette Square is a seven-acre (30,000 m²) public park located within President's Park, Washington, D.C. directly north of the White House on H Street, bounded by Jackson Place on the west, Madison Place on the east, and Pennsylvania Avenue. It is named for the Marquis de Lafayette, a hero of the American Revolution, and includes a prominent statue of early... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

Probably more of a cut through than a destination, but maybe in the height of the summer it attracts more people to sit and play. Slightly spoilt at present by the stand being built for the inauguration. Statues and history to take in and some anti-war campaigners.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

Any time I'm in Washington, D.C., I cross this famous Square, on my route down from Farragut North Metro Station, to view The White House. I would hardly regard this 7 Acre Public Park as the best-maintained open space I've seen, in this City or elsewhere, bu it has a certain charm, as well as reflecting quite a bit of... More 

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

This is the walk that you take if you want to see literally everything displayed in one place. A lot of statues, homeless people, tourists, police officers and even protests. I am really glad to have seen it and would recommend going there.

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