George Washington Memorial Parkway

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  • View of U.S. Capitol

    Seen from the port at Alexandria, the bright capitol luminates the night sky.

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  • View of U.S. Capitol

    Visitors to D.C. walk along the pathway to the U.S. Capitol Building.

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  • U.S. Capitol Building

    In the distance sits the U.S. Capitol Building, the legislative seat of the U.S. Government.

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  • U.S. Capitol Building

    Up through the trees you can see the U.S. Capitol Building.

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  • Statue of Prominent Women in U.S. History

    This statue, in the U.S. Capitol Building, depicts prominent women from U.S. history. The statue has been left unfinished on purpose, to remind you to work to make a positive difference in the world. Maybe you'll be depicted here someday.

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  • Painting on U.S. Capitol Wall

    This is a close-up view of the Spanish invasion of the Americas, on a wall in the U.S. Capitol.

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  • Wall of U.S. Capitol Building

    A play by play depiction of America's history is painted around this central hall in the U.S. Capitol Building.

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  • U.S. Capitol Ceiling

    This is a spectacular view of a domed ceiling in the capitol building. The walls were hand painted.

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  • Mt. Vernon Estate

    President Washington's great vision is manifest in Mount Vernon. Originally one-and-a-half stories, he raised the structure another story and added two wings. He lived here more than 45 years.

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  • Mt. Vernon Estate

    The sweeping lawn leads up to President Washington's home, which he inherited in 1761.

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  • President George Washington's Tomb

    After a time, President Washington's remains were moved to this red brick tomb, also on the Mt. Vernon estate.

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  • President George Washington's Original Tomb

    Buried at his Mt. Vernon home, this humble structure is President Washington's original resting place.

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  • Greenhouse on Mt. Vernon Estate

    The brick building behind this brightly flowered bush is the onsite greenhouse, where vegetables and other greenery were grown.

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  • President George Washington's Tomb

    Initially buried a few hundred yards away, Washington has since been interred here.

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  • Dung Repository on Mt. Vernon Estate

    As nearly as possible, Mount Vernon was a self-contained community. Nothing was purchased that could be produced on site. The extensive grounds included an ice house, greenhouse, smokehouse, spinning room, kitchen, even a dung repository.

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  • View of the Potomac River

    The Potomac River floats by as seen from George Washington's veranda on the Mt. Vernon estate.

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  • Supreme Court Chamber

    Quill pens and old-fashioned laterns lend a historical air to the old Supreme Court Chamber.

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  • Supreme Court Chamber

    Inside the U.S. capitol, this room served as the Supreme Court Chamber from 1810-1860.

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  • Supreme Court Chamber

    Inside the capitol, this room served as the Supreme Court Chamber from 1810-1860, where Chief Justice John Marshall established the foundations of American constitutional law and where Chief Justice Roger B. Taney delivered his infamous decision in the Dred Scott case in 1857.

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  • U.S. Capitol

    A few people wander the tree-lined walkway in front of the United States Capitol.

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  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial: The Wall

    People peruse The Wall portion of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The granite walls are engraved with the names of more than 58,000 men and women who gave their lives in Vietnam or who remain missing.

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  • Passage of "Gettysburg Address"

    Parts of the "Gettysburg Address" adorn the interior walls of the Lincoln Memorial.

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  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial: The Wall

    Here The Wall serves as a mirror, revealing two ladies stooping to see a certain name among over 58,000 others on the wall.

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  • Korean War Veterans Memorial

    The Korean War Veterans Memorial honors those who worked and fought in the Korean War effort. The memorial casts a thoughtful shadow on the visitor.

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  • Lincoln Memorial

    The Lincoln Memorial honors the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.

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  • View of Lincoln Memorial

    Beyond the Reflecting Pool you can see the Lincoln Memorial, which stands as a tribute to the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.

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  • D-Day Reminder at World War II Memorial

    Statements, associated with significant War dates, surround the plaza of the World War II Memorial.

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  • Fountains at World War II Memorial

    Placid fountains cool off the sultry East Coast day at the World War II Memorial.

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  • Approaching World War II Memorial

    A few people casually walk toward the World War II Memorial, which commemorates the War effort and the lives sacrificed.

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  • Washington National Cathedral at Night

    Part of Pierre L'Enfant's design for Washington, DC was a church, "Intended for national purposes, such as public prayer, thanksgiving, and funeral orations, and assigned to the special use of no particular sect or denomination, but equally open to all."

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  • Iwo Jima at Night

    The statue of the Iwo Jima soldiers stands out clearly against the night sky in the Rosslyn area of Arlington, Virginia.

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  • Beauty in Bluebells

    Lucky visitors can see beauty such as this bluebell at Turkey Run Park in the spring.

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  • Jones Point Lighthouse

    Set in the classic structure of the old lighthouses, the outside of Jones Point Lighthouse is viewable to visitors to see a glimpse of the past.

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  • Bald Eagles Roost

    Perched on the bare branches of a tree, two Bald Eagles survey the area.

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  • Flags around Washington Monument

    Flags circle the Washington Monument on this blustery summer day.

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  • United States Capitol

    This is an aerial view of the United States Capitol Building, the legislative center of the nation.

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  • LBJ Memorial Grove

    A monument on the grounds of LBJ Park displays memorable quotes from Lyndon B. Johnson during his tenure as president.

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  • Canoeing in Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve

    Leafy green trees hug the shore of the Dyke Marsh, a popular place for kayaking and canoeing.

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  • Dutchman's Breeches Wildflower

    Popular and visible in all parts of Virgina, this Dutchman's Breeches wildflower blooms abundantly along the Parkway in spring.

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  • Flowers Below Netherlands Carillon

    The carillon tower rises 127 feet high and sits on a commanding hillside overlooking the banks of the Potomac River and across to the monuments and skyline of Washington, DC. This photo shows the formally arranged flower garden below the Netherlands Carillon.

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  • Fort Hunt Picnic Area

    Clouds stretch out across a blue sky at the Fort Hunt Picnic Area.

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  • Autumn Along the George Washington Memorial Parkway

    A sliver of the Potomac River can be seen peeking through the fall-touched trees beside the empty lanes of the George Washington Memorial Parkway.

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  • Great Falls of the Potomac River

    This spectacular view of the Potomac River cascading 76-feet over jagged rocks and boulders attracts local residents and tourists from around the world.

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  • Fireworks at the Capital

    This startling red fountain of light is only one of the many fireworks shown during the capital's Fourth of July celebration.

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  • Kennedy Gravesite

    Snow covered hills guard the ever-burning flame at the John F. Kennedy gravesite.

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  • Navy Marine Memorial

    Affectionately known as “waves and gulls,” the Navy Marine memorial is one of several military monuments along the parkway, honoring sailors and marines lost at sea.

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  • Fountain at Theodore Roosevelt Island

    The memorial area in the center of the island was created as a formal tribute to this conservationist-president.

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  • Woodpecker

    Bird watchers can glance up at the trees to see a variety of birds, such as this woodpecker.

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  • View of Washington Monument from George Washington Memorial Parkway

    From the Mount Vernon Trail adjacent to the Potomac River and the George Washington Memorial Parkway, visitors get a picture-perfect glance of the Washington Monument.

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  • Autumn Views

    Title page version of image for George Washington Memorial Parkway

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  • View from Washington Monument

    The Mall makes a broad green pathway with the U.S. Capitol Building at the far end, as seen from the Washington Monument.

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  • Washington Monument

    The impressive Washington Monument is the tallest structure in the nation's capital and will remain so by law. It commemorates the first president of the United States, George Washington.

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  • View from Washington Monument

    An impressive view from the top of the Washington Monument spreads out before you.

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  • Biking Along the Parkway

    A bicyclist enjoys a scenic ride in LBJ Memorial Grove along the George Washington Memorial Parkway.

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  • Arlington House

    With majestic pillars and classic structure, the Arlington House welcomes visitors.

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  • Arlington National Cemetery

    Shady trees and grassy knolls provide a quiet walking area for those who visit this thought-provoking cemetery.

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  • Part of the Vietnam Memorial

    Placed near The Wall in 1984, this statue of three servicemen is part of the Vietnam Memorial.

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  • Honored Forever Inside the Lincoln Memorial

    President during the Civil War and executor of the Emancipation Proclamation, Abraham Lincoln was a bold president who stood for high ideals.

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  • The White House, Home of U.S. Presidents

    This is a close-up view of the United States White House. A fountain cools the sultry day.

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  • View of Capitol

    The Capitol stands majestic in this view from the top of the Washington Monument.

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  • Aerial View of the White House

    Green lawns stretch out in front of the White House, which serves as the home of the President of the United States of America.

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  • Washington Monument

    Across the Reflecting Pool you can see the Washington Monument. It stands an incredible 555 feet and 5 1/8 inches high, reminding us of the great legacy of President George Washington.

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  • View of Washington Monument

    You get a sense of how tall the Washington Monument really is as you look at it from the World War II Memorial.

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  • View from Washington Monument

    High up inside the Washington Monument you can see the World War II Memorial, the Reflection Pool, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Potomac River.

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  • View from Washington Monument

    The view from the Washington Monument obelisk is incredible. Pre-scheduled tour groups are taken up on an elevator by a ranger every half-an-hour or so.

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  • View of Jefferson Memorial

    The Washington Monument provides a stunning view of the Potomac River as well as the Jefferson Memorial, honoring the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson.

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  • Granite Walls of Vietnam Memorial

    A group of people walk by the Vietnam Memorial. In the distance looms the Washington Monument.

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  • Jefferson Memorial

    Tiny-looking people mingle around the Jefferson Memorial on the Potomac River. The memorial celebrates the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson. The structure is reminiscent of his home in Monticello with its circular domed design based on the Pantheon in Rome, which Jefferson believed to be a perfect model of a circular building.

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  • The Mall in Washington D.C.

    The capitol sits at the end of the Mall in Washington, DC.

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  • View of the White House

    The green grass leads up to the White House, where the President of the United States and his family live.

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  • Thomas Jefferson Memorial Framed by Cherry Blossoms

    Japanese Cherry Blossoms surround a view of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, a popular Washington, DC monument.

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  • Clara Barton's Home

    Clara Barton's home in Glen Echo Park, MD is surrounded by trees and shadows.

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  • People Visiting the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial

    Visitors gather around a 30-foot-high statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. in the National Mall.

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  • Clara Barton's Home in Glen Echo, Maryland

    Clara Barton's childhood home in Glen Echo, Maryland is surrounded by trees, shadows, and blue sky.

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  • Rock Structure in Fort Marcy

    A rock structure, evidence of Fort Marcy's Civil War days, is surrounded by green foliage.

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  • Waterfall in Great Falls Park

    Water rushes through one of many waterfalls in Great Falls Park.

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  • Picnic in Turkey Run Park

    A multitude of trees and sunshine surrounds a picnic area in Turkey Run Park.

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  • Old Georgetown Sign

    A rustic sign reading "Old Georgetown 1751" marks the entrance to Historic Georgetown in Washington, DC.

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  • Basketweaver at the Claude Moore Colonial Farm

    A woman in period dress sits in a shady spot as she weaves a basket together at the Claude Moore Colonial Farm.

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