Wednesday, November 15, 2017

United States Capitol

U S Capitol 2017
The U S Capitol is a must see for visitors to Washington DC.

Inside are galleries and exhibitions.

You can download an app to learn more about the capitol, including the landscape and events.


Before visiting, be sure to watch the orientation video on the webpage.

PLACES TO VISIT IN WASHINGTON DC
Here’s a few places to see along with some photos and links to information.


Monuments and Memorials


Museums


And here’s my webpage  www.suttong.com






World War II Memorial Washington DC



The World War II memorial in Washington DC is a fitting tribute to those who fought to defend the United States and its allies.

Each state is represented in a circle surrounding a fountain.




The memorial is maintained by the National Park Service (nps.gov).

PLACES TO VISIT IN WASHINGTON DC
Here’s a few places to see along with some photos and links to information.


Monuments and Memorials


Museums


And here’s my webpage  www.suttong.com






National Archives

National Archives / Geoff W Sutton 2017

The National Archives in Washington DC is a museum that contains America's founding documents, records useful in family research, and exhibits. There are other national archives in other cities.

You will see the Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.

There are billions of documents about the history of the United States-- treaties, posters, maps, and much more.

Location: 700 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington DC 20408

Shop- There is a museum store, which contains things of interest to children and adults.

Learn more about the archives at archives.gov


PLACES TO VISIT IN WASHINGTON DC
Here’s a few places to see along with some photos and links to information.


Monuments and Memorials


Museums


And here’s my webpage  www.suttong.com







White House Washington DC



The White House is worth at least one visit when going to Washington DC.



Photo from years ago




Check the website for its history and tour information. whitehouse.gov

There are specific guidelines for visiting the White House.

PLACES TO VISIT IN WASHINGTON DC
Here’s a few places to see along with some photos and links to information.


Monuments and Memorials


Museums


And here’s my webpage  www.suttong.com









Union Station Washington DC

Union Station, Washington DC / Geoff W Sutton 2017


In addition to the architecture and transportation hub, Union Station is a good place to find a variety of reasonably priced meals on the main floor and below in the food court.











Check online for the directory map to locate stores, restaurants, and transportation.
unionstationdc.com

PLACES TO VISIT IN WASHINGTON DC
Here’s a few places to see along with some photos and links to information.


Monuments and Memorials


Museums


And here’s my webpage  www.suttong.com






Supreme Court of the United States

U S Supreme Court / Geoff W Sutton 2017


The U S Supreme Court stand out among the buildings in Washington DC. A quick visit offers a glimpse at the famous chambers. Additional information can be gleaned by taking a tour.





Justice Marshall



Spiral staircase


Fees- no fee to enter the court or for tours

Security- a check on entry

Shop- there is a store

Food service- there is a cafeteria

Website:  supremecourt.gov

PLACES TO VISIT IN WASHINGTON DC
Here’s a few places to see along with some photos and links to information.


Monuments and Memorials


Museums


And here’s my webpage  www.suttong.com














National Postal Museum Smithsonian



The Smithsonian's National Postal Museum is worth at least a couple of hours of your time.

You will learn the history of the U S postal service through stories, videos, objects, and of course, stamps.










Some rare stamps are featured in the stamp exhibit













One exhibit includes cases of mail fraud and robberies





There are activities for children. And if you wish to spend a longer time, you can read the storyboards in each exhibit.

Fees- no entry fee

Security- there is a security screening

Tours are available at no charge.

Shopping- there is a museum store with reasonable prices

Location- 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE Washington DC

Metro- we used Union Station, which has the advantage of lots of places to eat at reasonable prices

The website is informative postalmuseum.si.edu

PLACES TO VISIT IN WASHINGTON DC
Here’s a few places to see along with some photos and links to information.


Monuments and Memorials


Museums


And here’s my webpage  www.suttong.com