Posts Tagged: presidents

Guide to the FDR Memorial

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The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial is dedicated to the 32nd President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. FDR was a central figure of the 20th century during a time of unprecedented economic crisis and world war. He is also the only US President to have been elected to more than two terms in office. […]

How historically accurate is Spielberg’s Lincoln?

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We love history and we love movies, but as historians in the capital city focusing on American history from all angles – we are horrible people to watch history movies with! We have no qualms leaning over and whispering – “that’s not true!” And our applause is the loudest when Hollywood gets it right. Have […]

6 Facts You May Not Have Known About Lincoln’s Assassination

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April 14th marks the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Methodical in practice and malicious in intent, John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln in the back of the head as the President watched a play with his wife at Ford’s Theater. He would survive for roughly 9 hours before tragically succumbing to his […]

Kennedy Memorials at Arlington National Cemetery

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Visiting the Memorial The tomb and memorial to President John Fitzgerald Kennedy is located in lot 45, Section 30 of Arlington National Cemetery (ANC).  It is a 10 minute walk from the Visitor Center (map) and a 15 minute walk from the Arlington Cemetery Metro Station.  You will not be able to drive to gravesite.  Walking […]

The Lincoln Memorial Visitor’s Guide

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This post is a guide to visiting the Abraham Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, including tips on parking and a self-guided tour. Visiting the Lincoln Memorial is a must-do while in Washington, DC!  It is the most visited memorial in the city, with 6 million people coming to see it every year.  It is completely […]

Washington DC events to honor the 50th Anniversary of the Kennedy assassination

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This Friday, November 22, marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and to celebrate this important milestone, we’ve put together a list of Kennedy related sites in Washington, DC, and a list of events commemorating the event.  JFK lived in Washington starting in 1946, when he was first elected to […]