Taking the Metro downtown
Learning how to buy our tickets
A great way to get around Washington
The Smithsonian Castle
Thomas Jefferson Memorial
The Thomas Jefferson Memorial was modeled after the Pantheon in Rome. It was built between 1938 and 1943, amidst the Great Depression and WWII. It completed the McMillan Plan, which sought to balance four points in the DC city plan with major structures, the Lincoln Memorial, the US Capitol, and the White House.
The original 19 foot statue was plaster, but when wartime restrictions on metals was lifted, Jefferson was cast in bronze, 1947
Dennis, Adele, Garth
George Segal sculpture of men waiting in a bread line
A farmer and his wife represent the struggles of the American farmer
Words are soooo powerful
Martin Luther King Memorial
The Martin Luther King Memorial was opened in August 2011
Korean War Veterans Memorial
Stainless steel soldiers on patrol.
Faces of over 2,400 support staff - nurses, soldiers, airmen and others - are etched into the polished 164 foot wall.
Then Lincoln Memorial
The Three Servicemen's was created by Frederick Hart
The names of more than 58.000 men and women killed or MIA in Vietnam
A sculpture dedicated to the services of the nurses who saved so many lives
There are 24 bronze panels that depict scenes and events of the war effort.