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Meet America’s Presidents at the Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC

Spend an Hour with America's Presidents at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Whether cherished or chastised, America’s presidents unquestionably play a key role in our nation’s history. Spend an hour in the America’s Presidents Portrait Gallery, the country’s only complete collection of presidential portraits outside the White House, and get to know each of the POTUSes a bit better.

Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC?

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC?

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12 Washington Monument Facts That Will Surprise You

12 Washington Monument Facts That Will Surprise You

Closed for the past three years due to ongoing issues with its elevator, the Washington Monument is scheduled to reopen to the public in September 2019. But before you ride the brand-new elevator to the pointed top for a bird’s-eye view of the nation’s capital, check out these surprising Washington Monument facts.

The Shocking Truth I Learned at George Washington’s Mount Vernon

The One Shocking Thing I Learned About the First President When I Visited George Washington's Mount Vernon

Beginning in elementary school, American children are taught a lot about our Founding Fathers, especially George Washington. But I was shocked when I learned this about our first president during my trip to George Washington’s Mount Vernon.

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