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• Arlington National Cemetery
• Embassy Row and the National Cathedral
• Mount Vernon
• The Lincoln Cottage
• Theodore Roosevelt Island
• The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
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We include both water and phone chargers in our vehicles. Lunch or dinner breaks may be included depending on which sites you select for your excursion.
There are quite a few destinations in the DC Metro area that will individually take at least 3 hours to explore. These are sights such as Arlington National Cemetery, Mount Vernon, The Lincoln Cottage, The Interior Tour of the U.S. Capitol, The Supreme Court Chambers, and many others that are listed under our Excursion Tours.
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There are more than 170 foreign embassies in Washington D.C. There is much more to embassy row than just embassies. Its a world-class learning center for the greatest minds in the world. Beginning with Alexander Graham Bells Home close to the White House up to the Naval Observatory. In addition to Embassies, you will find many “chancery” offices, this is where diplomats’ offices are located.
There are several major “traffic circles” along the way. Thomas, Scott, Dupont, Sheridan. Dupont Circle, originally Pacific Circle, was renamed for Civil War Navy hero Admiral Samuel Francis duPont (b. 1803, d. 1865), and sits atop the Dupont Circle Metro station. Through the 1850s, he promoted engineering studies at the United States Naval Academy. Du Pont was born in Bayonne, New Jersey, His uncle was Eleuthère Irénée du Pont, the founder of DuPont Company, which began as a gunpowder factory and today is a multinational chemical corporation. His family’s close connections with President Thomas Jefferson helped secure him an appointment as a midshipman by President James Madison at the age of 12, and he first set sail aboard the 74-gun ship of the line Franklin out of Delaware in December 1815.
In 1882, 17 years after Du Pont’s death, the U.S. Congress finally moved to recognize his service and commissioned a sculpture of him to be placed in Pacific Circle in Washington. A bronze sculpture of Du Pont by Launt Thompson was dedicated on December 20, 1884, and the traffic circle was renamed Dupont Circle. In attendance were U.S. President Chester A. Arthur and Delaware senator Thomas F. Bayard. Though the circle still bears his name, the statue was moved to Rockford Park (part of Wilmington State Parks) in Wilmington, Delaware, by the du Pont family in 1920, and replaced by a fountain designed by Daniel Chester French, dedicated in 1921.
At one time the circle also housed an underground trolley. One can still see trolley tracks in some parts of the city, e.g., running along some of Georgetown’s cobbled streets. At the center of the Circle is a fountain, which replaced a statue of duPont that was later removed to his home state of Delaware. The three figures on the fountain represent the Sea, Wind, and the Stars. The fountain was dedicated in 1921. (Detailed view of the Goddess of the Stars) The fountain replaced a statue of Du Pont that was installed in 1884. Designed by Henry Bacon and sculpted by Daniel Chester French, the fountain was dedicated in 1921. Bacon is best known for designing the Lincoln Memorial while French’s best known work is the statue of Abraham Lincoln inside the memorial. French’s other works in Washington, D.C. include the Butt-Millet Memorial Fountain, the First Division Monument and the Thomas Gallaudet Memorial
Chilian Embassy – Bernardo O’Higgins Riquelme (Spanish pronunciation: [beɾˈnaɾðo oˈ(x)iɣins] (listen); 1778–1842) Bust in front of Embassy on Mass Ave. was a Chilean independence leader who freed Chile from Spanish rule in the Chilean War of Independence. He was a wealthy landowner of Spanish and Irish ancestry. Although he was the second Supreme Director of Chile (1817–1823), he is considered one of Chile’s founding fathers, as he was the first holder of this title to head a fully independent Chilean state.