We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Places for a Nixon fan to see?

Which Washington DC hotels are on sale?
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
See hotels
Wickliffe, Ohio
Level Contributor
32 posts
8 reviews
Save Topic
Places for a Nixon fan to see?

I've always been fascinated with Nixon and am looking forward to taking a walk past the Watergate as well as dinning at Martins Tavern (frequented by Dick) - curious if there are any places of historical significance as it relates to Nixon that would be fun to see?

Thanks!

Olney, Maryland
Level Contributor
6,986 posts
5 reviews
Save Reply
11. Re: Places for a Nixon fan to see?

Might as well add the obvious: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, near what would be 16th St and G St if they didn't dead end because of the government building there (the White House ;^)

When President Nixon was in California (while President), he did something sitting Presidents almost never do: he often drove himself around on the freeways with friends and staff, just for the fun of driving around. So if you're ever on the 405 north of San Clemente, you're on the same freeway that Mr. Nixon personally drove on as Pres.

All Presidents go to Joint Base Andrews (the new weird name of the former Andrew AFB) to get on Air Force One to fly all over the world, so you could drive around the base, which is somewhat near the Branch Avenue Metro Station in southern Prince George's County, MD, but you'll never get on the base without a badge, and I wouldn't try taking pictures of it at the gates either.

http://www.andrews.af.mil/

Maryland
Destination Expert
for Baltimore
Level Contributor
4,657 posts
19 reviews
Save Reply
12. Re: Places for a Nixon fan to see?

Another favorite restaurant was Trader Vic's in the Capital Hilton, just a few blocks north of the White House. The restaurant is gone now, but you could include the current restaurant on your Taste of Richard tour.

Some other suggestions here: nbcnews.com/id/…

Olney, Maryland
Level Contributor
6,986 posts
5 reviews
Save Reply
13. Re: Places for a Nixon fan to see?

If you want, you can stand on the north side of Pennsylvania Avenue facing north into Lafayette Park with the White House facade behind you, hold a microphone, grow sideburns, and imitate Tom Brokaw reporting on Pres. Nixon's impending resignation the evening he announced his resignation.

Every time Watergate is discussed on a TV show, there's Mr. Brokaw standing in the exact same place (I saw him there the night before the night he announced his resignation) reporting what his producers are telling him in his earpiece. The only thing that's changed there are no cars or city buses running on Pennsylvania Avenue in that location anymore. In the real old days, my wife used to change buses at the bus stop in front of the Old Executive Office Building (for those wondering it was from the 30 to the 82).

Edited: 2:17 pm, July 12, 2013
Washington DC...
Level Contributor
268 posts
27 reviews
Save Reply
14. Re: Places for a Nixon fan to see?

The broken file drawers and other Watergate memorabilia are on display at the Newseum. (They are in the room where all the historical newspapers are kept).

You can visit the Cannon House Office Building. This article has a few more ideas: nbcnews.com/id/….UeNd5su9KSM

15. Re: Places for a Nixon fan to see?

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 12:18 am, July 16, 2014