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Half-Day Grand Tour of Washington DC

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Avoid the stress of renting a car and navigating on your own on this bus tour of Washington DC. A guide provides entertaining historical context, as you pass more than 50 of the city’s iconic landmarks, including the White House, Capitol Building, Lincoln Memorial, and National Mall. Unlike most city bus tours, a small group size ensures you have the guide's full attention for questions and comments.
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WaterlooDad wrote a review Oct 2019
Waterloo, Canada585 contributions122 helpful votes
The lock-keeper’s house is a cute little part of history being one of the oldest homes in Washington
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Date of experience: October 2019
Praths-BLR wrote a review Sep 2019
Bengaluru, India653 contributions61 helpful votes
It's easy to miss the Lockkeeper's house, a modest stone building on the National mall in Washington DC. My walks to various museums ensured that I passed by it... Apparently a lockkeeper by name John Hilton was employed to live here with his wife and 13 children... All the tour guides highlight the 13 children part more than other relevant history of this house.. :)
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Date of experience: September 2019
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kihyland wrote a review Sep 2019
Pasadena, Texas537 contributions141 helpful votes
This small house is located just inside Constitution Gardens on the White House side of the mall. The small house was locked the day we were there but it is beautiful and a neat place to take a picture!
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Date of experience: July 2019
TLBPsyD wrote a review Jun 2019
Gilbert, Arizona1,310 contributions895 helpful votes
This tiny little house was so cute. We could not believe how many children he had! Oh my goodness. Talk about close living quarters.
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Date of experience: June 2019
cfuller603 wrote a review Sep 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia959 contributions479 helpful votes
The Lockkeeper's House has been on the location of current Constitution and 17th Streets since the 18th century, but never open to the public-until now. Following an extensive renovation and short move backwards from Constitution Avenue, this small stone building is now open to the public with a ranger on site. We visited during the pre-opening weekend, September 2, and there were already lots of folks stopping in for a quick visit. The house is envisaged as the eventual gateway to Constitution Gardens, still in planning, with an amphitheater. Inside, there are photos and boards to explain the history of the site and the plans for the future. Constitution Avenue was originally a canal, that became a sewer, responsible for may illnesses and deaths in the 19th century. There was another canal on what is today 17th Street. So the lockkeeper's house was on the corner of the junction. Both were filled in during the second half of the 19th century. The East/West canal which connected to the C& O canal in Georgetown became B Street and then Constitution Avenue.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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