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Great spot to relax and view the WH.

I really enjoyed relaxing in the square. We struck up a few conversations with other during our hour or 2 time here. The famous Andrew Jackson statue is here. I found this area to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed relaxing in the square. We struck up a few conversations with other during our hour or 2 time here. The famous Andrew Jackson statue is here. I found this area to be great to take a load off and talk to other visitors from different States and Countries.

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Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long walk from Union Station to the Lincoln Memorial then on to the White House, Lafayette Park was a good place to sit and watch as the squirrels brazenly danced around your feet.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lafayette Park is right across the street from the White House. It is a large park with lots of statues. So many that it took me a while to find Lafayette. The center statue in Andrew Jackson and the ones on the corners of the park are all revolutionary war heroes from Europe. This is a great place to relax... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a DC resident and had many times to take out-of-town guests to visit the National Mall and the White House, Lafayette Square (or we can also call it Lafayette Park) is there. It is located in front of the White House and often it is a site for protests (not big ones). You roam around to see different statues... More 

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Tampa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

This is the park directly in front of the White House. It's the best spot for photos of the famed building and an awesome spot for people watching. Protesters calling for a Free Tibet, an end to Nuclear War and cupcakes for all were in attendance during our recent visit. It's also convenient to many other historical buildings. Go for... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

The park itself has several statues and stands between the White House and St John's Church. Its proximity to the White House lends itself to protest groups promoting a variety of issues. We has bought a lunch to go and enjoyed it sitting on a bench people watching. We probably walked through this park a dozen or so times during... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Nice little park near our hotel. Went there to get a view of the white house. Everything looked good the day I was there. I spoke with the protester who has a lot of signs and pictures on nuclear disarmament etc. and asked him if Obama had done anything to support his cause. He said no, not much

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

One of the more beautiful small parks in DC, Lafayette Square is best known for its frequent and continual succession of various protests due to its strategic location across from the White House's north facade and pedestrian plaza. The park itself provides a beautiful vantage point for snapping some great pics of the White House with the Washington Monument rising... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Nice to get out and see what's going on around the city. Food trucks and metropolitan atmosphere surrounds you.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

There's always something going on here in the Square--visitors, tourists, dignitaries, and protesters. But it is a beautiful setting, and provides a more tranquil place from which to enjoy the north front of the White House. It's worth sitting here and enjoying the sights, just a few steps from the sometimes-jammed area right in front of the White House fence.

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