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Washington DC Expert:Vera

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Meet Vera Medici, Viator’s local expert in Washington, DC and a highly rated licensed private tour guide. She loves working with visitors of all ages and groups of all sizes, and can gear any tour towards the special needs or interests of her guests. Learn more about Vera's tours.

Sep192011

Travel Recommendation

Fall is in the Air in Washington DC

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Yes, things do seem to be winding down in Washington for the season (How can you tell? Because I’ve gotten a chance to write again!), but that doesn’t mean the fun is over. I actually think September and October are the best months to visit Washington; the lines have disappeared, the heat has died down, and locals come out to enjoy their city again.

Apr202011

Travel Recommendation

Washington, DC Recognizes the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War

Washington DC

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This April marks the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, and events are taking place throughout the month to bear witness to this solemn but defining event in American history. Lecturers discuss the resignation of Robert E. Lee from the Union Army at special evening programs at Arlington House in Arlington National Cemetery. Ford’s Theatre- the site of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln- has a series of performances and lectures. There is also a unique exhibit at the Museum of American History, featuring the firsthand experience of a Civil War nurse...

Mar012011

Travel Recommendation

Cherry Blossom Festival: Tips from a Local

Washington DC

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The Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington is famous world-wide. It all started with a letter from First Lady Helen Taft to the Mayor of Tokyo in 1912. She wrote to him complimenting the beautiful cherry blossoms she had seen in Japan, and he responded with a gift of 3,000 trees. These elegant trees have been gracing the area around the Tidal Basin (near the Jefferson Memorial) ever since, and now all around the city as well. We celebrate their short but stunning blooming cycle with a two-week festival, which you can learn more about at www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org...

Feb182011

Travel Recommendation

Focusing on Minorities in Washington, DC

Washington DC

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From the marble colonnades of the memorials to the yellowed parchment of the Constitution, everyone who visits Washington is surrounded by the legacy of the Founding Fathers. But what about those people whom history used to overlook? The contributions of minorities to the development of America are also alive in Washington, DC, if you know where to look.


Washington, DC has a wealth of historic sites dedicated to the heritage of African Americans, from museums to memorials to historic homes and more. One of the most prominent African Americans in history- and particularly during the Civil War- was the orator, author, and activist Frederick Douglass. His home in Anacostia is now a unit of the National Park Service, and is open for tours throughout the year.


Women’s history is also showcased at the Sewall-Belmont House on Capitol Hill. The historic headquarters of the National Woman’s Party, tours are given by volunteers. Here you can walk through the formal parlors and consider the portraits of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and other bold women who fought for women’s suffrage and equal representation in government.


The newest museum on the National Mall, the Museum of the American Indian, showcases tribes from across the country, and Native American legacy throughout North and South America. Grab a lunch of indigenous cuisine there at the Mitsitam Cafe, and keep exploring!

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