Celebrating Dr. King’s Abiding Spirit

January 21, 2019

Today, and tonight, most of us will hold Dr. King’s memory dear and close to heart — as memory, as a voice, as words and thoughts, both visionary and practical.

Oldest Synagogue Building Moves to New D.C. Site (photos)

January 10, 2019

Before becoming a museum, the building served as an African American church, a Greek Orthodox church, various eateries, a barbershop, a bicycle store and a dental practice.

NPS Sites, Museums Affected by Shutdown

December 24, 2018

The partial government shutdown has closed some sites and left others without food kiosks and restrooms. The Smithsonian museums are open as usual.

A State Funeral Illuminates the Life of George H.W. Bush and America         

December 6, 2018

State funerals are high and mighty, sometimes surreal occasions, solemn and full of formality, and, contrarily, stretched to the limits of theatrical and historical high drama. For such an effect, the […]

Georgetown Marks Armistice Centenary

November 12, 2018

A solemn International Service of Remembrance, attended by representatives from nations involved in World War I, was held at Christ Church on Nov. 11.

DAR Unveils New Marker at Oak Hill


The legacy of William Tyler Page lives on in the American’s Creed, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary. It is still read by new citizens at their naturalization ceremonies.

World War I at Tudor Place

November 6, 2018

During the war, Armistead Peter 3rd was stationed in Washington. He would go on to combat in World War II, returning to Georgetown, where he established the foundation that now oversees Tudor Place.

Canal Renewal: Lock 3 Gates Installed

October 11, 2018

In the coming year, the NPS will refill the Georgetown section of the C&O Canal with water. In 2020, a replica canal boat, for rides and educational purposes, is expected.

More Arlington Bridge Closures

October 4, 2018

The 86-year-old bridge, closed daily from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. since Wednesday, Oct. 3, will close at 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, and remain closed all weekend, reopening at 5 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 8.

Autumn Welcomed at Tudor Place

September 25, 2018

The third annual “Brews, Booze & Bites” party offered a taste of the spirits and flavors popular during the 18th century, when the Tudor Place mansion and gardens were constructed.