National at Park Place

Address: 6001 Archstone Way, Alexandria, Virginia, 22310, United States | Hotel
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This hotel, located in the Franconia area of Alexandria, is near Old Town Waterfront, Washington Masonic National Memorial, Cameron Run Regional Park, and Fort Ward Museum and Park.
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Washington.... meh

A travel blog entry by mattieandsusie on Mar 26, 2014

2 comments, 81 photos

... dates or years. The nation at war exhibition also seemed more than a little imbalanced. Three rooms told the story of the American Revolution and big Abe freeing all the slaves (take a look at Memphis for a different perspective on that), one panel covered the use of the atom bomb, one room covered the Vietnam war and strangely made no mention of the use of Agent Orange at all. Mattie did enjoy the cars in the history of transport (11) but Susie was even more annoyed by a exhibit ...

The Capitol

A travel blog entry by halloween1 on Oct 24, 2013

22 photos

... rendezvous with Julie and Pete who join us for the next 3 weeks of this great tour. The Smithsonian Museams are amazing and hold way more information than one can take in in any one visit to any one museam. If we thought Texas did it large, they had nothing on Washington whose unofficial motto is 'build nothing small'. Every building is a showcase and every monument a great tribute. We visited the ...

Day 16 Washington - Touring the sites

A travel blog entry by johnmu on Jul 20, 2013

65 photos

... the National Monument we took the bus past the White House, but this time the North Lawn of the White House where we got out there and took a few shots before looking for somewhere to eat. We hadn't had lunch so we ducked in the first diner we could find and came across a great spot that obviously very popular with the locals. It was ornately decorated and looked very original (190's style). Had a great lunch and back on the tour trail once ...

Washington DC

A travel blog entry by jenni_c_smith on Jul 13, 2013

9 photos

... was a statue of 3x US nurses tending to a wounded soldier denoting the different races of the US once again. There is one nurse who is kneeling behind with her head hung, bearing the weight of the war on her shoulders for all of the women at home who have husbands or sons fighting the war. We saw Lincoln's memorial which is quite famous and took some photos. Finally we went to the White House and took photos. I thought this would be so much bigger than what it was. The East wing ...


A travel blog entry by jdboy on May 03, 2013

39 photos

... Americans do this **** well.

The Lincoln Memorial is made primarily of marble and limestone and there are 36 columns around the memorial which represented the states in the Union at the time of Lincoln's death. The Lincoln Memorial is located at one end of the 'Reflecting Pool' and looks back at the Washington Monument. It's a very popular stop for tourists, thats for sure.

I crossed the road to take a look at the Potomac River and the view across ...