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We toured the naval observatory and were not disappointed. Loved seeing the telescope and being on the floor when it went up. The library might have been my favorite, seeing the book that got Gallileo killed was a rush!
The tour is for sure geared towards adults and older kids. I would not recommend for younger kids. Very cool old library. We were able to see the moon and Jupiter on the old telescope. The night was very clear and cold.
Overall enjoyed the...More
We had to sign up in advance to get a tour. The whole purpose of this scientific site is to provide exact positioning, navigation and timing for the US Navy.
The Vice President's house is also located on the property and the place is heavily...More
We were walking back from the National Cathedral when we heard a cacophony of sirens coming up Massachusetts Avenue. SUVs with sirens and lights, two limousines followed by more SUVs, one with its back window open and an armed secret service man pointing an automatic...More
We were not sure what to expect, but it was a little disappointing. The tour started with information about Time-which was interesting at first. If the tour started closer to dark and the group was smaller there would not be the need to spend so...More
The Vice President’s house is on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory at One, Observatory Circle. While no tours are available, you can get your photo taken ‘in front of’ this house. Here’s how. Take a trip up Massachusetts Avenue, enjoying the various Embassies...More