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Decatur House

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Designed in 1818 for the War of 1812 naval hero Stephen Decatur, Decatur House holds the honor of being the first and last house on Lafayette Square to be occupied as a private residence. Decatur is best remembered for his skills fighting Barbary pirates; sadly these failed him when he was killed in a duel a year after moving into his new home.

Architecturally, it’s an interesting mash-up of austere Federal and wedding cake Victorian influences. Inside, the house museum displays a permanent collection of Federalist and Victorian furnishings. You’ll also learn about the lives of its most famous tenants - including Martin Van Buren and Henry Clay - and the slaves who waited on them. In the southeast corner of Lafayette Square, check out the likeness of Marquis de Lafayette, who became a revolutionary war general at age 19. Although Lafayette was branded a traitor in his native France, he was considered a hero in young America.

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Washington DC Super Saver: Hop-on Hop-off trolley en monumenten van Moonlight Tour

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Verken Washington DC op je gemak op een hop-on hop-off trolley en bekijk de bezienswaardigheden van de stad tijdens een begeleide nachttour met deze super ...  Meer info

  • Locatie: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
  • Duur: 3 tot 8 uur
  • Taal: Engels
Van USD 89,95
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