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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.

Supreme Court

The design of the Supreme Court Building by architect Cass Gilbert was considered by some to be too pretentious for a federal building.

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Paul Laurence Dunbar's work often focused on the plight of African Americans living in a world dominated by racism. He resided briefly at 321 U St in the heart of the Shaw neighborhood.

Washington Monument

The construction of the Washington Monument began in 1848 with the laying of the cornerstone. Construction did not go smoothly, was halted and did not resume for another twenty years.

Dupont Circle/Kalorama

The Dupont/Kalorama neighborhood is full of buildings with visual architectural appeal as well as home to ten museums rich in cultural diversity.

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