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Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian Institution is often referred to as "the Nation's Attic," with exhibits ranging from a 3.5 billion year-old fossil to the ruby slippers actress Judy Garland wore in The Wizard of Oz.

National Archives

Before the completion of the National Archives each government department was responsible for its own records, which often resulted in the loss of many documents.

A. Philip Randolph

In 1963, A. Philip Randolph came to Washington to organize the largest Civil Rights demonstration of its time, The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Kennedy Center

The interior space of the Kennedy Center's foyer is six stories high with more floor area than a football field.

Specialty Tours

Take the African American Heritage tour to learn more about the fascinating African Americans who made important contributions to the development of the city and of the nation.

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