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Ideally positioned adjacent to Dupont Circle, The Fairfax at Embassy Row is situated near all the enriching things to do in Washington, D.C. We are just steps away from the famed Phillips Collection, the Anderson House, and a wide array of unparalleled dining and shopping options. Should you wish to venture further, The Fairfax at Embassy Row is less than two blocks from the Dupont Circle Metro. Guests can easily travel to Connecticut Avenue for a shopping trip, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for live music, or The National Zoo for a day of family adventure.

The Fairfax at Embassy Row Hotel is also just moments away from The White House, Pennsylvania Avenue, and the Smithsonian Museum. Guests can easily take the day to explore all the things to do in Washington, D.C. along The National Mall, which hosts the Vietnam Memorial and the Washington Monument. A memorable trip filled with timeless memories begins at The Fairfax at Embassy Row.

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The National Geographic Museum

Open Daily 10am – 6pm | .7 miles
A smaller museum that attracts a wide array of ages. Visit ongoing, new exhibits and interactive displays that trace the human journey

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Smithsonian Institute

1000 Jefferson Dr SW | 2.4 miles
Once named “America’s national museum,” the Smithsonian houses priceless treasures that are open for the public to see. Funded by the Institute’s own endowment, the museum is free to visit.

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Hillwood Museum and Gardens

Open Tues – Sat 10am – 5pm | 3 miles
Visit the estate, museum and its gardens just outside Georgetown. Embark on a journey that takes you to 18th century France with treasures you could only dream of.

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Washington National Monument

National Mall | 2 miles
View the obelisk erected in honor of President George Washington from the National Mall. It is the tallest structure in Washington, D.C. and one of the nation’s most recognizable structures.

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Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial Circle | 1.5 miles
Across from the National Monument honor the country’s sixteenth President by visiting the majestic Lincoln Memorial. The site of many famous speeches, the Lincoln Memorial continues to be one of the most visited spots in the country.

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World War II Memorial

Connecticut Ave NW | 1.7 miles
Dedicated to Americans who served in the armed forces and as civilians during World War II, the impressive monument boasts majestic pillars and triumphant arches.

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Smithsonian National Zoological Park

Connecticut Ave NW | 1.6 miles
A fun-filled afternoon for the entire family awaits. While visiting D.C. with the family, make a stop at the National Zoo for a unique experience. The National Zoo boasts a wide variety of animals to see and things to do for parents and children, alike.

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 International Spy Museum

800 F Street | 1.8 miles
A fun museum that traces stories of espionage and intelligence that changed the course of history. The museum currently holds the largest international collection of espionage artifacts currently on public display.

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Arlington Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery, our nation’s most treasured burial ground, is home to more than 285,000 honored dead. Among the thousands of white headstones are the graves of President John F. Kennedy, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, world champion boxer Joe Louis and the Tomb of the Unknowns.

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 The Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is located near Constitution Gardens on the National Mall and northeast of the Lincoln Memorial. It honors members of the U.S. Armed Forces who fought in the Vietnam War, those who perished in Vietnam and South East Asia, and those missing in action.

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The Pentagon

Tours of the Pentagon are available to schools, educational organizations, and other select groups by reservation only. Groups interested in touring the Pentagon should contact the Pentagon Tour Office at 703-697-1776.

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National Archives

Houses the original Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights and more than 3 billion records. Visit our new exhibit: The Public Vaults. Open daily 10 am – 5:30 pm except Christmas; extended summer hours. Group tours by appointment, call (202) 501-5205. Free admission.

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National Archives

The National Portrait Gallery gives visitors a chance to meet fascinating Americans from more than 225 years of history in its halls. Through portraits and performances the Portrait Gallery tells the stories of poets and presidents, visionaries and villains, actors and activists who speak American history. 11:30 am – 7 pm every day except Dec. 25

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National Mall

Situated on the banks of the Potomac River, the National Mall is a two-mile swath of land bound by the U.S. Capitol to the east and the Lincoln Memorial to the west. Visitors to “the Mall” will find a wide, pedestrian-friendly, tree-lined boulevard with moving monuments and memorials, world-famous museums and impressive federal buildings along Constitution Avenue.

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