Anacostia Sightseeing Guide

Anacostia in Washington, D.C. (region) is a town in United States - about 3 mi (or 6 km) South-East of Washington, the country's capital city. To learn more about Anacostia in general, check the Anacostia destination guide. These are some of the noteworthy things about this place.

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Map of local sightseeing hints

The map features the more popular and well known points of interest from this area.

30 sightseeing spots quickly introduced

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

11th Street Bridges

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
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The 11th Street Bridges are a pair of one-way bridges across the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C. , United States. The southbound structure is officially named the Officer Kevin J. Welsh Memorial Bridge, while the northbound structure is officially named the 11th Street Bridge. The bridges convey Interstate 295 across the Anacostia to its northern terminus at Interstate 695. The bridges also connect the neighborhood of Anacostia with the rest of the city of Washington. Beginning in 2009, construction began on three spans (two carrying freeway traffic, one carrying local-only traffic) to replace the existing bridges. In 2004, the bridges carried 86,000 vehicles per day, the second-largest volume of the four "middle Anacostia River" bridge crossings.

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  • Bridges completed in 1965
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  • Bridges on the Interstate Highway System
  • Bridges over the Anacostia River
  • Interstate 95
  • Road bridges in Washington, D.C.

Alexander Dallas Bache Monument

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
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The Alexander Dallas Bache Monument is the tomb of Alexander Dallas Bache, a noted American scientist and surveyor. Bache died in Newport, Rhode Island in 1867 and was transported to Washington, DC's Congressional Cemetery for burial. American architect Henry Hobson Richardson was commissioned to build a tomb in 1868. The tomb is one of only three examples of a monument designed by Richardson and a rare example of a Richardson structure lacking Romanesque design points.

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  • 1868 sculptures
  • H. H. Richardson buildings
  • Outdoor sculptures in Washington, D.C.
  • Stone sculptures

American Poetry Museum

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
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The American Poetry Museum (APM) is a museum dedicated to American poetry, located in Anacostia, Washington, D.C. , USA. The museum was founded in 2004. As well as a traditional museum role, APM also provides a community meeting place.

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  • American poetry
  • History museums in Washington, D.C.
  • Literary museums in the United States
  • Museums established in 2004
  • Poetry museums

Anacostia (WMATA station)

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
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Anacostia is a Washington Metro station in Washington, D.C. on the Green Line. The station is located in the Anacostia neighborhood of Southeast Washington, with entrances at Shannon Place and Howard Road near Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE (a major street serving the southeastern portion of the city). The station serves as a hub for Metrobus routes in Southeast, Washington, D.C. and Prince George's County, Maryland.

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  • Green Line (Washington Metro)
  • Railway stations opened in 1991
  • Washington Metro stations in Washington, D.C.

Anacostia High School

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
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Anacostia High School is a public high school located in the Southeast quadrant of the District of Columbia.

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  • Public high schools in Washington, D.C.

Barney Circle

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
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Barney Circle is a small neighborhood located on the western bank of the Anacostia River in southeast Washington, D.C. The "circle" refers to the traffic circle (or semicircle, as the case may be) that intersects Pennsylvania Avenue SE as it crosses the Anacostia. Barney itself is named for Commodore Joshua Barney, commander of the Chesapeake Bay Flotilla in the War of 1812.

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  • Neighborhoods in Washington, D.C.
  • Squares, plazas, and circles in Washington, D.C.
  • Streets in Washington, D.C.

Barry Farm

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
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Barry Farm is a small neighborhood in Southeast Washington, D.C. , adjacent to St. Elizabeths Hospital. It is today almost entirely occupied by public housing projects and has a reputation for violent crime, poverty, and neglect. The entire neighborhood of public housing is planned for a complete redevelopment from single-use, single-income (low) into a mixed-use, mixed-income neighborhood designed to complement its historic setting and location adjacent to the Anacostia Metro Station. Barry Farm is located east of the Anacostia River and is bounded by the Southeast Freeway to the northwest, Suitland Parkway to the northeast and east, and St. Elizabeths Hospital to the south. Also see article on Anacostia. Also home to The Goodman League, named after community activist George Goodman (formerly known as Barry Farms Community Basketball League). League features current and former NBA players, college players, and participants from various communities. The league has been around since the mid-1970s.

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  • Neighborhoods in Washington, D.C.
  • Public housing in the United States

Bonus Army

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
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The Bonus Army was the popular name of an assemblage of some 43,000 marchers—17,000 World War I veterans, their families, and affiliated groups—who gathered in Washington, D.C. , in the spring and summer of 1932 to demand early cash-payment redemption of their service certificates. Its organizers called it the Bonus Expeditionary Force to echo the name of World War I's American Expeditionary Force, while the media called it the Bonus March. It was led by Walter W. Waters, a former Army sergeant. Many of the war veterans had been out of work since the beginning of the Great Depression. The World War Adjusted Compensation Act of 1924 had awarded them bonuses in the form of certificates they could not redeem until 1945. Each service certificate, issued to a qualified veteran soldier, bore a face value equal to the soldier's promised payment plus compound interest. The principal demand of the Bonus Army was the immediate cash payment of their certificates. Retired Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler, one of the most popular military figures of the time, visited their camp to back the effort and encourage them. On July 28, U.S. Attorney General William D. Mitchell ordered the veterans removed from all government property. Washington police met with resistance, shots were fired and two veterans were wounded and later died. Veterans were also shot dead at other locations during the demonstration. President Herbert Hoover then ordered the army to clear the veterans' campsite. Army Chief of Staff General Douglas MacArthur commanded the infantry and cavalry supported by six tanks. The Bonus Army marchers with their wives and children were driven out, and their shelters and belongings burned. A second, smaller Bonus March in 1933 at the start of the Roosevelt Administration was defused in May with an offer of jobs for the Civilian Conservation Corps at Fort Hunt, Virginia, which most of the group accepted. Those who chose not to work for the CCC by the May 22 deadline were given transportation home. In 1936, Congress overrode President Franklin D. Roosevelt's veto and paid the veterans their bonus years early.

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  • 1932 in Washington, D.C.
  • Great Depression in the United States
  • History of the United States (1918–1945)
  • Political repression in the United States
  • Protest marches in Washington, D.C.

Chair (sculpture)

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
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Chair is a public artwork designed as an advertisement by Bassett Furniture, located at the intersection of Martin Luther King Ave. and V. Street S.E. , in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D.C. , United States of America. Chair was originally surveyed as part of the Smithsonian's Save Outdoor Sculpture! survey in 1994. It was once considered the world's largest chair, but has been overtaken by works like Broken Chair in Geneva and the temporary The Writer on Hampstead Heath in London.

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  • Aluminium sculptures
  • Chairs
  • Novelty buildings in the United States
  • Outdoor sculptures in Washington, D.C.
  • Roadside attractions in the United States

D.C. United Stadium

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
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D.C. United Stadium is an informal name that has been given for several soccer-specific stadium sites in the Washington, D.C. area. Ever since the initial proposal in 2006, D.C. United has had two additional stadium proposals that have failed to form. The present proposal is a stadium in Buzzard Point, seating an unconfirmed amount of people. The first proposal, colloquially known as "Poplar Point Stadium" would have been built in the new Poplar Point neighborhood, south of the Anacostia River, with the stadium overlooking Nationals Ballpark, the home ballpark for the Washington Nationals baseball team. The stadium, expected to seat 24,000–30,000, was to be part of mixed housing and development in one contractor's bid. That bid, however, stalled, when there were financial arguments as to how much of the stadium would be funded by the city, the contractors and the club itself. The initial proposal fell through in the summer of 2007. Despite the failed bid, then-mayor of D.C. , Adrian Fenty opted to have a closed door meeting in February 2008 to discuss the city funding $150 million for the club. However, despite a short-lived renowned interest, when Council took recess in July 2008, the plan never was brought up, and ultimately failed. After the failed first bid, the second stadium plan involved constructing a stadium in adjacent Prince George's County, Maryland. In mid-February 2009, United co-owner Victor MacFarlane, announced the club had been in discussions with the Prince George's County Board of Supervisors to discuss the possibility of a new stadium for the club. Two months later, the legislation for a new stadium failed to pass the board, leaving the club without a stadium plan. Finally, after a two year wait, talks emerged in January 2011 about the possibility of unused land in Buzzard Point serving as the main ground for the club.

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  • D.C. United
  • Major League Soccer stadiums
  • Proposed stadiums
  • Proposed stadiums in the United States
  • Soccer venues in Maryland

Douglass (Washington, D.C.)

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
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Douglass is a residential neighborhood in Southeast Washington, D.C. , on the eastern side of St. Elizabeths Hospital, on the border of the Congress Heights Metro Station. It is bounded by Suitland Parkway to the north and east, Alabama Avenue to the south, and the St. Elizabeths campus to the west. Douglass, which sits atop a hilly ridge that is the highest point in Southeast Washington, was once almost entirely occupied by two public housing complexes: Douglass Dwellings and Stanton Dwellings. It is now one of the up-and-coming areas of Washington, DC, with a SuperGiant, several national banks, and an International House of Pancakes. It is also very close to THEARC (Town Hall Education Arts and Recreation Center), with institutions such as Trinity Washington University (formerly Trinity College), the School of the Washington Ballet and the Levine School of Music. The area has several new homes in the $200-400,000 range, and several historic Jewish cemeteries, including the Adas Israel and Elisavetgrad cemeteries. The neighborhood is named for the famed American abolitionist Frederick Douglass, whose homestead sits approximately one mile north of his namesake community.

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  • Frederick Douglass
  • Neighborhoods in Washington, D.C.

Fairlawn (Washington, D.C.)

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
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Fairlawn is a working class and middle class residential neighborhood located in southeast Washington, D.C. It is bounded by Interstate 295, Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Minnesota Avenue SE (between Pennsylvania Avenue SE and Naylor Road SE), Naylor Road SE (between Minnesota Avenue SE Good Hope Road SE), and Good Hope Road SE. Fairlawn is located at {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:38|52|15|N|076|58|44|W| |primary |name= }} (38.8709456, -76.9788641), at an elevation of 26 feet (8 metres).

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  • Neighborhoods in Washington, D.C.

Fort Prince George

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
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Fort Prince George was an uncompleted fort on what is now the site of Pittsburgh, at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The site was originally a trading post established by Ohio Company trader William Trent in the 1740s. Fort Prince George (named for the crown prince, later King George III) was started in January 1754 by 41 Virginians in 1754. The plan to occupy the strategic forks was formed by Virginia Lieutenant Governor Robert Dinwiddie with the advice of Lieutenant Colonel George Washington, who Dinwiddie had sent on a mission to warn French commanders in late 1753, and who had made a military assessment of the site. Captain Trent was in command of the force that was constructing the fort, which was driven off by a force of 1,000 French and Indians led by Claude-Pierre Pécaudy de Contrecœur. At the time of the appearance of the French and Indians, Trent had been recalled to Wills Creek for a conference and his second-in-command, Lieutenant John Fraser (frontiersman), was at his own plantation at Turtle Creek on the Mononghela River, leaving Ensign Edward Ward in charge at the time of Fort Prince George's surrender on April 18, 1754. This was the first real aggression of the war, and led to George Washington's surprise attack at the Battle of Jumonville Glen. Fraser was later court-martialled for desertion at Williamsburg but was acquitted and later served as Chief of Scouts to General Edward Braddock. It was the first of five forts that were built to control the strategic "Forks of the Ohio". The French built Fort Duquesne after seizing the site, and the British built Fort Pitt after they captured the site in the 1758 Forbes Expedition. Mercer's Fort was a temporary British fort built to repel a French counter attack while Fort Pitt was being built. The last fort in the immediate area of what is now downtown Pittsburgh was named Fort Lafayette and was located further up the Allegheny River. 32x28px Pittsburgh portal

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  • British forts in the United States
  • Colonial forts in Pennsylvania
  • Forts in Pennsylvania
  • French and Indian War forts
  • History of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Fort Stanton (Washington, D.C.)

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
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Fort Stanton was a Civil War-era fortification constructed in the hills above Anacostia in the District of Columbia, USA, and was intended to prevent Confederate artillery from threatening the Washington Navy Yard. It also guarded the approach to the bridge that connected Anacostia (then known as Uniontown) with Washington. Built in 1861, the fort was expanded throughout the war and was joined by two subsidiary forts: Fort Ricketts and Fort Snyder. Following the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, it was dismantled and the land returned to its original owner. It never saw combat. Abandoned after the war, the site of the fort was planned to be part of a grand "Fort Circle" park system encircling the city of Washington. Though this system of interconnected parks never was fully implemented, the site of the fort is today a park maintained by the National Park Service, and a historical marker stands near the fort's original location.

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  • American Civil War forts
  • Civil War defenses of Washington, D.C.
  • Forts in the District of Columbia
  • History of the District of Columbia

Garfield Heights (Washington, D.C.)

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
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Garfield Heights is a residential neighborhood in Southeast Washington, D.C. , bordering Prince George's County, Maryland. Garfield Heights contains both apartment units and single-family detached houses. Garfield Heights has gone through a wave of physical renovation and an increase in property values since 2006, along with an influx of wealthier residents. Rental apartment buildings throughout the quiet neighborhood have been converted to luxury style condominiums. Recently, Garfield Heights has emerged as one of Southeast's up-and-coming neighborhoods. Garfield Heights is bounded by Alabama Avenue to the west, Suitland Parkway to the southwest, Southern Avenue to the southeast, and Naylor Road to the northeast. Also see article on Anacostia.

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  • Neighborhoods in Washington, D.C.
  • Populated places in Washington, D.C. with African American majority populations

Good Hope (Washington, D.C.)

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
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Good Hope is a residential neighborhood in southeast Washington, D. C, near Anacostia. The neighborhood is generally middle class and is dominated by single-family detached and semi-detached homes. The year-round Fort Dupont Ice Arena skating rink and the Smithsonian Institution's Anacostia Museum are nearby. Good Hope is bounded by Fort Stanton Park to the north, Suitland Road to the south, Naylor Road to the west, and Branch Avenue to the east. The proposed Skyland Shopping Center redevelopment project is within the boundaries of the neighborhood. Good Hope is located around {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:38.861|N|76.967|W||||| |primary |name= }} at an elevation of 276 feet (84 metres).

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Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
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Honfleur Gallery located on Good Hope Road in the historic Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D.C. , is a gallery that was established in January 2007 by the Action to Rehabilitate Community Housing group. The art gallery opened amid concerns of whether an art gallery was what the neighborhood needed.

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John Philip Sousa Bridge

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
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The John Philip Sousa Bridge is a bridge that carries Pennsylvania Avenue across the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C. , U.S.A. It has partial interchanges with unsigned Interstate 695 at its western terminus and with District of Columbia Route 295 at its eastern terminus. The first bridge at that location was built in 1804. An iron, underslung truss bridge on masonry piers was built between 1887 and 1890. The same masonry piers were used in the construction of the present bridge, which was named after John Philip Sousa in 1939 and completed in 1940. Sousa, the famed conductor and composer of patriotic marches, is buried in Congressional Cemetery in Southeast Washington, not far from the bridge.

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  • Road bridges in Washington, D.C.

List of burials and cenotaphs at the Congressional Cemetery

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
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This is a list of notable individuals who were buried at the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C. , as well as those who are memorialized by cenotaphs. In particular, many U.S. senators and U. S representatives are memorialized by cenotaphs at the cemetery. Specialized terminology is used on this list. The term cenotaph includes not only monuments that are "empty tombs" or where the body is buried elsewhere, but also the graves of Congressmen who died in office which are marked by the particular style of cenotaph designed by Benjamin Latrobe for the Cemetery. "Congressman" refers to any U.S. senator or representative. A range/site listing, e.g. R31/S44, after a name gives the location of the grave or cenotaph according to the cemetery's location system. This is an incomplete list, which may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by expanding it with reliably sourced entries.

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  • Burials at the Congressional Cemetery

Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
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Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C. is located at the corner 8th and I Streets, Southeast in Washington, D.C. Established in 1801, it is a National Historic Landmark, the oldest post in the United States Marine Corps, the official residence of the Commandant of the Marine Corps since 1806, and main ceremonial grounds of the Corps. It is also home to the "Commandant's Own" Marine Drum & Bugle Corps and the "President's Own" U.S. Marine Band. Barracks Marines conduct ceremonial missions in and around the National Capitol Region as well as abroad. They also provide security at designated locations around Washington, D.C. as necessary, carry out the distance education and training program of the Marine Corps through the Marine Corps Institute, and Barracks officers are part of the White House Social Aide Program. Marine Barracks Washington and the Historic Home of the Commandants were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. A 6-acre property with eight contributing buildings was included in the listing. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976.

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  • 1801 establishments in the United States
  • Barracks in the United States
  • Buildings of the United States government in Washington, D.C.
  • Historic districts in Washington, D.C.
  • Military facilities in Washington, D.C.
  • Military units and formations established in 1801
  • National Historic Landmarks in Washington, D.C.
  • United States Marine Corps bases

Marine Corps Museum

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
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For the new museum, see National Museum of the Marine Corps. The Marine Corps Museum was located on the first floor of the Marine Corps Historical Society in Building 58 of the Washington Navy Yard, 9th and M Streets (southeast), Washington, D.C. It housed a wide variety of exhibits with artifacts relating to the history of the U.S. Marines. It also contained a collection of art relating to the Marines and a historical Time Tunnel. For many years, the Marine Corps Museum served as an important center for preserving and showcasing the Marine Corps legacy. The museum closed on July 1, 2005 during the establishment of the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

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  • Defunct museums in the United States
  • Marine Corps museums in the United States
  • Military and war museums in Washington, D.C.
  • Museums disestablished in 2005
  • Museums established in 1940

National Museum of the United States Navy

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
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The National Museum of the United States Navy, or U.S. Navy Museum for short, is the flagship museum of the United States Navy and is located in the former Breech Mechanism Shop of the old Naval Gun Factory on the grounds of the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. , USA. The U.S. Navy Museum is one of fifteen official Navy museums, and is part of the Naval History & Heritage Command, the official history program of the United States Navy.

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  • Maritime museums in Washington, D.C.
  • Military and war museums in Washington, D.C.
  • Museums established in 1961
  • United States Navy facilities
  • United States Navy museums

Pope Branch

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
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Pope Branch is a tributary stream of the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C. The headwaters of the stream originate near Fort Davis Drive, and the branch flows roughly northwest for about 1 mile to the Anacostia, which drains to the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay. The watershed area of Pope Branch is about 0.4 square miles . Pope Branch is in a highly urbanized area and the stream has suffered from urban runoff pollution and leaking sewer pipes. The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) has begun a repair project for the sewer line, and is projected to complete in 2011. Other stream restoration projects are being planned by the Pope Branch Alliance, a partnership of the DC Department of the Environment, WASA, the District Department of Parks and Recreation and the Pope Branch Citizens Alliance.

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  • Anacostia River
  • Rivers of Washington, D.C.

Potomac Avenue (WMATA station)

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
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Potomac Ave is an island platformed Washington Metro station in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Southeast Washington, D.C. , United States. The station was opened on July 1, 1977, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Providing service for both the Blue and Orange Lines, the station is also scheduled to be on the Silver Line route, which is expected to start operations in 2013. The station serves a dense residential area of Southeast Washington around Potomac Avenue and is located at 14th and G Streets. The station opened on July 1, 1977. Its opening coincided with the completion of 11.8 miles of rail between National Airport and RFK Stadium and the opening of the Arlington Cemetery, Capitol South, Crystal City, Eastern Market, Farragut West, Federal Center SW, Federal Triangle, Foggy Bottom–GWU, L'Enfant Plaza, McPherson Square, National Airport, Pentagon, Pentagon City, Rosslyn, Smithsonian and Stadium–Armory stations. Orange Line service to the station began upon the line's opening on November 20, 1978.

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  • Orange Line (Washington Metro)
  • Railway stations opened in 1977
  • Silver Line (Washington Metro)
  • Washington Metro stations in Washington, D.C.

Randle Highlands

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
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Randle Highlands is a neighborhood in Southeast Washington, D.C. , east of the Anacostia River. Randle Highlands is bounded by Pennsylvania Avenue SE to the north; Naylor Road, 27th Street, and Texas Avenue to the south; Fort Stanton Park to the southeast; and Minnesota Avenue to the west.

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  • Neighborhoods in Washington, D.C.
  • Populated places in Washington, D.C. with African American majority populations

Skyland, Washington, D.C

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
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Skyland is a neighborhood in Southeast Washington, D.C. It is bounded by Good Hope Road to the northeast, Alabama Avenue to the southeast, and Fort Stanton Park to the south and west. Also see article on Anacostia. The District is in the midst of redeveloping the 18-acre Skyland Shopping Center at Alabama Avenue and Naylor Road, SE in Ward 7 into a mixed-used town center. The District is working with the Rappaport Cos. and the William S. Smith Cos. on a master plan for the site. Initial plans for Skyland call for more than 320,000 square feet of retail space—a combination of high-quality, large format national-brand retailers and neighborhood serving shops and restaurants. The project will also include 420 to 470 units of housing, about 80 percent of the units will be condos and 20 percent will be apartments. There are several outstanding legal issues associated with the project that have complicated the development process, but the District is working closely with the development team and its architects, Torti Gallas & Partners, to accelerate the pre-development work so the project moves on a parallel track with the legal process. The development team expects to have its master plan completed and a Planned Unit Development (PUD) application filed with the Zoning Commission by the spring of 2008. The District and development team are negotiating the business terms of their agreement. The DC Council has already approved a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) package to provide gap financing for the project. Skyland is within the Good Hope neighborhood and borders Hillcrest to the east and Naylor Gardens to the southeast.

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  • Populated places in Washington, D.C. with African American majority populations

Southeast, Washington, D.C

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
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Southeast (SE or S.E. ) is the southeastern quadrant of Washington, D.C. , the capital of the United States, and is located south of East Capitol Street and east of South Capitol Street. It includes the Capitol Hill and Anacostia neighborhoods, the Navy Yard, the U.S. Marine Barracks, the Anacostia River waterfront, Eastern Market, the remains of several Civil War-era forts, historic St. Elizabeths Hospital, RFK Stadium, Nationals Park, and the Congressional Cemetery. It is also contains a landmark known as "The Big Chair," located on Martin Luther King Avenue. The quadrant is bisected by the Anacostia River, with the portion that is west of the river sometimes referred to as "Near Southeast".

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  • Geography of Washington, D.C.

USS Barry (DD-933)

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
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USS Barry (DD-933) was one of eighteen Forrest Sherman-class destroyers of the United States Navy, and was the third US destroyer to be named for Commodore John Barry. Commissioned in 1954, she spent most of her career in the Caribbean, Atlantic, and Mediterranean, but also served in the Vietnam War, for which she earned two battle stars. Another notable aspect of her service was the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. Decommissioned in 1982, she is now a museum ship at the Washington Navy Yard.

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  • 1955 ships
  • Cold War destroyers of the United States
  • Forrest Sherman-class destroyers
  • Military and war museums in Washington, D.C.
  • Museum ships in Washington, D.C.
  • Museums established in 1984
  • Ships built in Maine
  • Vietnam War destroyers of the United States

Virginia Avenue Tunnel

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
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The Virginia Avenue Tunnel is a railroad tunnel in Washington, D.C. owned by CSX Transportation. It is part of the CSX RF&P Subdivision and serves freight trains along the eastern seaboard routes, providing a bypass around Union Station. The single-track tunnel is located under Virginia Avenue SE, from 15th and M Streets SE to 2nd St. and Virginia Avenue SE. The eastern portal connects to the Anacostia Railroad Bridge and the CSX Capital Subdivision. At the western end the RF&P Sub runs to the Long Bridge into Virginia.

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  • Pennsylvania Railroad bridges and tunnels
  • Railroad tunnels in Washington, D.C.
  • Tunnels completed in 1872

White House Visitors Office

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The White House Visitors Office is responsible for public tours of the White House, for maintaining a facility where the public can obtain information about the White House, and for other White House events such as the White House Easter Egg Roll, Holiday Open Houses, Spring and Fall Garden tours, State Arrival Ceremonies and other special events. The White House Visitor Center is located in the north end of the Herbert C. Hoover Building between 14th Street and 15th Street on Pennsylvania Avenue NW, in the Federal Triangle. Since September 11, 2001, it no longer serves as a starting point for those going on a reserved tour of the White House, however it does provide a unique visitor experience for those who did not schedule a tour. The themes of the six permanent exhibits are "First Families," "Symbols and Images," "White House Architecture," "White House Interiors," "Working White House," and "Ceremonies and Celebrations. " Other exhibits change throughout the year. The Visitor Center is located within President's Park and is managed by the National Park Service. It houses a small bookstore operated by the White House Historical Association. The office is located in the East Wing of the White House and employed seven people at the start of the 2000s. Its role has been unique in that, up to 2001, the White House was the only home of a head of state that was regularly open to the public at no cost. Since January 2009, the Director of the White House Visitors Office has been Ellie Schafer.

  • This attraction is classified as:
  • Executive Office of the President of the United States
  • Visitor centers in the United States
  • White House

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