Gallaudet is the nation's and the world's first university for the deaf, and remains the world's only university where all classes and services are tailored to the needs of the hearing-impaired. Aside from being the principal institution and center for American Sign Language, the university also comprises a National Historic District, a designation received for its several excellent examples of fanciful North American High Gothic architecture. The most famous of these is the campus' centerpiece, Chapel Hall. Tours can be arranged to be in spoken English, but only with a good amount of advance notice (they are routinely available in ASL), and are geared at information for prospective students and their families.
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Gallaudet University and Nearby Attractions on Map
United States Capitol(2.6 km)
Nestled on a plateau in Capitol Hill at the eastern end of the National Mall in Washington DC, the Capitol is a power centre, home to the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Supreme Court(2.3 km)
The awe-inspiring Neoclassical Supreme Court Building is the seat of the hallowed institution of the Supreme Court of the United States and the nerve center of the Judicial Branch of government.
Library of Congress(2.4 km)
Originally founded by the third President of the USA Thomas Jefferson, the Library of Congress has the largest collection of books in the world.
National Postal Museum(1.8 km)
The Smithsonian's own philatelist Shangri-La has one of the world's largest collections of rare stamps, as well as exhibitions of how mail has been delivered throughout history, and other ways that the mail shapes culture.
Peace Monument(2.6 km)
A monument in memorial of U.
Ulysses S Grant Memorial(2.7 km)
Grant's monument occupies the single most prominent location on the Capitol Grounds, directly over the reflecting pool.
National Museum of the American Indian(3 km)
The newest of the Smithsonian museums displays the cultural traditions of the Native peoples of North, Central, and South America.
Blair House(0.9 km)
The Blair House was built in 1824 for Surgeon General Dr.
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