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President Woodrow Wilson moved here for a quiet retirement after the disastrous setbacks of his late presidency, and lived here for little over 3 years before he died (he was buried in the National Cathedral).
President Woodrow Wilson moved here for a quiet retirement after the disastrous setbacks of his late presidency, and lived here for little over 3 years before he died (he was buried in the National Cathedral). The pretty Georgian Revival-style house is preserved as the Wilsons left it, with a nice collection of period furnishings and clothing.
An extraordinarily elegant small museum that few Washingtonians have heard of, the Textile Museum is fabric heaven
Designed by George Oakley Totten, Jr
Built by Mary Scott Townsend in 1899, the house features a Beaux Arts, French-inspired design
The Anderson House, which is perhaps better described as a castle, was built in 1902-1905, as the home of Larz Anderson and his wife
The Gothic chapel and gates were designed by the same architect who designed the Smithsonian Castle
The Phillips Collection, opened in 1921, is America's first museum of modern art
Most famous for its role in 1944, when world leaders convened here to draw up the United Nations charter
The only way you will possibly get a handle on what this mysterious place is about is by visiting it
Competing with the Smithsonian for top castle status in the District is the Victorian mansion of one Christian Heurich, who immigrated to the states from Germany to become a wildly successful real estate baron and brewer
A stately mansion built in 1815 by the son of the first mayor of Georgetown, and the step-granddaughter of one George Washington