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  • Jay
    Phoenix, AZ152 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Library of Congress offers a close look at some historical and rare books. You are able to get a free Library of Congress library card if you wait in line and have photo ID. It's a cool walk around, but honestly you don't need to spend a lot of time here. I would rate this a high 4, I just think that it can be a bit difficult to navigate. I'm not sure I would visit again, but I did enjoy it.
    Written May 8, 2024
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  • moodblu
    West Valley City, UT1,437 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our US History Tour took us to the Capitol Building Visitors Center. We first had our lunch at the cafeteria, then we were shown around and given information by our own licensed tour guide before going on to the Capitol Building. In the Visitors Center we toured the Exhibition Hall, which was interesting and informative. We saw models of the capitol building, and history of its construction and additions over time. We saw the Emancipation Hall, which features statues from states, representing the diversity and contributions of the different states, and the enormous Statue of Freedom. Our guide showed us a skylight where we were able to take a picture of the Capitol dome and flag. There were gift shops, restrooms and information desk. This was a good introduction before going into the Capitol itself.
    Written May 4, 2024
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  • moodblu
    West Valley City, UT1,437 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    At the White House Visitors Center, our US History Tour group was shown a film about life at the White House, featuring quotes, videos, and pictures from people who had lived there. There were artifacts and displays about the presidents and families, a scale model of the building, and other interesting information. I enjoyed a cute interactive quiz with a table, showing favorite foods of a number of presidents, and you guess which president it was—two of the foods were squirrel soup, and jelly beans. There was a small gift shop where I chose my favorite from a number of official White House Christmas ornaments. This Visitors Center was a great intro before going to see the White House and grounds.
    Written May 11, 2024
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  • PurpleAnkh
    Fort Washington, MD269 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I went to see a specific exhibit highlighting crafts and sewing. I got to visit the various state rooms and learn cool history facts. I love old buildings and furnishings so getting to see rooms sponsored by different states and what the room looked like at specific times in history was very interesting. Also enjoyed visiting the library but mainly because the architecture of the building was interesting to me. Staff were very nice and helpful when asked.
    Written May 18, 2024
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  • hoferge
    Denver, CO19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited in Jan 2020. It sounds like a large portion of the museum are being renovated so only one main room was open to tour. Still, it was interesting to learn about how it was built and see a select number of very old Shakespeare items.

    More than the building and Foundation, I attended mainly to see “The Merry Wives of Windsor,”’which was produced with great comedy and and setting in the 1970s. A very memorable night. It is playing through Feb 2020.

    Easy to walk to from the subway.
    Written January 24, 2020
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  • dkallen
    Cookeville, TN29 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Convenient food court. Has a few choices. Typical foods as found in food courts. Can sit down and eat inside. You go through typical security check. Wasn’t crowded the day we visited.
    Written January 14, 2024
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  • Jacob H
    Indianapolis, IN668 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Attended Awesome Con. Nice large facility and easily accessible by metro, which made attending quite convenient.
    Written July 24, 2023
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  • JNykamp
    Grand Rapids, MI3 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of neat DC paraphernalia… But watch out that they don’t overcharge you! I told the cashier that my mug was 699 instead of the 999 that she rang it up at… She insisted it wasn’t. At that point it was already wrapped and people were lining up behind me so I let it go… Lo and behold!
    Written August 4, 2021
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  • aavct90
    Simsbury, CT272 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a beautiful building! You can enter for free and there are tours available if you choose to partake, but it isn't a requirement. The library has an incredible selection of books and there is artwork and other artifacts throughout the different floors. There were plenty of staff to guide as you walked along as well. The bathrooms were clean too. The DAR should be proud of their headquarters - they are a special find.
    Written January 2, 2024
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  • kcslatts
    Malibu, CA325 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very interesting place. Stopped here because we had wanted to see an original "Federalist Papers" they have on display, very cool. This coupled well with our visit to the National Archives were we saw the Magna Carta, Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Great day of History. Here is a quick bit of info off their website as to what they are about. Love the DC history!

    The Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship is an extension of the teaching mission of Hillsdale College to Washington, D.C. Its purpose is to teach the Constitution and the principles that give it meaning. Through the study of original source documents from American history—and of older books that formed the education of America's founders—the Center will seek to inspire students, teachers, citizens, and policymakers to return the Constitution to its central place in the political life of  the nation.
    Written June 29, 2017
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  • Prawet J
    Washington DC, DC12,810 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Visitor Center can be easily access by buses and Metro (Green and Yellow lines). It is on the second floor of the building right next to Ben's Chili Bowl. There are some information about the history of U street and the historic movement of blacks in Washington D.C. The major attraction of the Center is Ben's Chili gift shop. If you have time and just curious about what is there and want to buy some of Ben's and D.C. souvenirs, stop by while you are in the area.
    Written January 17, 2017
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  • smitty237
    Columbia, SC411 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Several months ago on a Saturday, the Sky Club was closed for renovations. On this return trip, it was open during the week. They are still working on it.

    Despite temporary walls and plastic sheets, the staff did an outstanding job of making me feel welcome.

    The rest rooms had just been redone and were very nice.

    Tables with various food items were set out for snacking. I enjoyed the grapes in the coolers.

    I look forward to my next trip to see the finished product.
    Written May 6, 2018
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