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Washington, D.C. 2012 Barnette Elementary School Trip
National Air and Space Museum The National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., has hundreds of original, historic artifacts on display, including the Wright 1903 Flyer; the Spirit of St. Louis; the Apollo 11 command module Columbia; and a Lunar rock sample that visitors can touch. The Museum offers 22 exhibition galleries.
National Gallery of Art The National Gallery of Art was created in 1937 for the people of the United States of America by a joint resolution of Congress, accepting the gift of financier and art collector Andrew W. Mellon.
National Museum of Natural History The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) is part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s preeminent museum and research complex. The Museum is dedicated to inspiring curiosity, discovery, and learning about the natural world through its unparalleled research, collections, exhibitions, and education outreach programs. Opened in 1910, the green-domed museum on the National Mall was among the first Smithsonian building constructed exclusively to house the national collections and research facilities.
National Archives The National Archives Building in Washington, DC (Archives I), houses textual and microfilm records relating to genealogy, American Indians, pre-World War II military and naval- maritime matters, the New Deal, the District of Columbia, the Federal courts, and Congress.
National Museum of American History The Museum collects and preserves more than 3 million artifacts—all true national treasures. They feature a variety of American history artifacts—from the original Star-Spangled Banner and Abraham Lincoln’s top hat to Dizzy Gillespie’s angled trumpet and Dorothy’s ruby slippers from “The Wizard of Oz.”
Washington Monument One of the oldest attractions in Washington, dedicated to America's first President The city's—and country's— quintessential landmark, piercing the Washington skyline with austere marble simplicity In 1833, private citizens founded the Washington National Monument Society and raised enough funds to begin planning the memorial
Jefferson Memorial Thomas Jefferson Memorial is a tribute to the primary author of the Declaration of Independence and our country's third President, Thomas Jefferson.
Old Post Office Created in 1899 Washington's first skyscraper, its steel and granite frame stands an impressive twelve stories tall. Built to house both the U.S. Post Office and the D.C. Post Office, it was the largest and tallest government building in the city.
The National Mall Stands at the heart of monumental Washington Embodies the ideals of democracy in its gleaming white marble edifices, pools, and fountains Honors this country's most hallowed heroes in memorials and monuments Its many museums celebrate the arts, histories, and cultures of the world
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Makes a moving statement amid the greenery of Constitution Gardens Called simply the Wall Two joined triangles with a polished granite surface Inscribed with the names of the roughly 58,000 men and women of the American armed forces who were killed or reported missing in action in Vietnam 21-year-old Yale architectural student Maya Ying Lin designed the Wall in the early 1980s
The Lincoln Memorial Recognizable as the building pictured on pennies and five- dollar bills Inside sits a larger-than-life sculpture of Abraham Lincoln Built in 1922, the monument's 36 Doric columns represent the states in the Union at the time of Lincoln's death Many demonstrators have spoken out from these steps In 1963 Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his "I have a dream..." speech
Arlington Cemetery Arlington Mansion and 200 acres of ground immediately surrounding it were designated officially as a military cemetery June 15, 1864, by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton More than 300,000 people are buried at Arlington Cemetery. In Section 27, are buried more than 3,800 former slaves, called "Contrabands" during the Civil War. Their headstones are designated with the word "Civilian" or "Citizen.“
Union Station Opened on October 27, 1907 and completed in 1908. Beaux-Arts style of architecture. At the time it was built was the largest train station in the world. Originally about 200 acres and included 75 miles of tracks Seventy pounds of 22- karat gold leaf adorned the 96-foot barrel-vaulted, coffered ceilings. The cost was monumental as well - $125 million for the Station. 32 million visitors a year. - Be sure to look up read up on the history section. Great Facts!
Website Resources Union Station Old Post Office Arlington Cemetery National Museum of American HistoryNational Museum of American History National Museum of Natural HistoryNational Museum of Natural History Jefferson Memorial White House National Archives Vietnam Memorial Washington MonumentWashington Monument National Gallery of ArtNational Gallery of Art National Air and Space MuseumNational Air and Space Museum Lincoln Memorial Baltimore National AquariumBaltimore National Aquarium