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Winter in Washington, D.C.:  A List of Must-Sees

Posted by Stephanie Kelly, High School Teacher and Instructional Coach on Dec 19, 2018 11:29:33 AM

Washington, D.C. is a popular spring-time destination, but many travelers are discovering how magical winter can be in our nation’s capital.  In fact, Destination D.C. has come out with a list of top attractions to visit in Washington, D.C. this winter.  And as a bonus, most of them are free. So which of your favorite D.C. attractions made the list?

 

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Topics: Christmas in D,C., Capitol Christmas Tree

"The People's Tree" Celebrates the Holidays and Our National Forests

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Dec 19, 2017 12:26:55 PM

 

The tradition of the Capitol Christmas Tree, lovingly referred to as "The People’s Tree," began in 1964 when Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John W. McCormack (D-MA) placed a live Christmas tree on the Capitol lawn. After three years, the tree was ravaged by winds, so the Capitol Architect asked the U.S. Forest Service to provide a Christmas tree as a replacement, and the tradition continues. 

 
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Topics: The Peoples Tree, Capitol Christmas Tree, Christmas in D,C.

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