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What You Should Know about the Newseum Closing on Dec. 31

If you're headed to Washington, D.C. in the next month, you may want to put the Newseum at the forefront of your itinerary; the popular museum is set to close on December 31, 2019.  What do we know about the closing of the museum and its plans for re-opening at a new location?  Read on!

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Topics: Washington, D.C. Attractions, Newseum

Baseball Fever! National Mall Renamed "Nationals Mall"- Temporarily

Posted by Stephanie Kelly, High School Teacher and Instructional Coach on Oct 23, 2019 11:13:47 AM

The National Park Service (NPS) is swept up in baseball fever as the Washington Nationals face the Houston Astros in the 2019 World Series.  In a tweet, the NPS showed their support for the Washington Nationals by temporarily and unofficially "renaming" the National Mall the "Nationals Mall."   They also tweeted out a picture of the mall with the Nationals logo on it (which is not real, much to the chagrin of Nationals fans).  Read on to check out the tweet in today's blog post.

 

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Topics: Washington, D.C. Attractions, Washington DC in the Fall, School Trip to D.C., Washington Nationals

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: Arlington National Cemetery

Posted by Aaron Killian, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Oct 10, 2019 11:45:00 AM

On a class trip to D.C., there is no place which inspires more humility and  awe than the burial ground at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC). Here the nation has lain-to-rest more than 424,000 servicemen and women in honored glory. It is here that groups come to connect with an understanding of America’s hard-earned freedom.

 

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Topics: Washington, D.C. Attractions, Arlington National Cemetery

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anna Wintour, Jeff Bezos Join Portrait Gallery

Here is an exclusive look at the six newest portraits being added to the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. this November!  

 

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Topics: Washington, D.C. Attractions, School Trip to D.C., Smithsonian Portrait Gallery

Washington Monument Reopens After Three Year Renovation

Exciting news for anyone traveling to Washington, D.C. this fall!  After three years of extensive renovations, the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. has reopened to the public for the first time since 2016.  

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Topics: Washington, D.C. Attractions, Washington DC in the Fall, School Trip to D.C., Washington Monument

A New Exhibit Opens at the Newseum and it's "Seriously Funny"

A new exhibit is set to open at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. this week, and it's seriously funny.  No, really.  #SeriouslyFunny is trending on Twitter in anticipation of the Seriously Funny: From The Desk of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" exhibit opening on June 21st.  

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Topics: Washington, D.C. Attractions, Newseum, School Trip to D.C.

Nation's Largest Memorial Day Parade - Live Stream

The National Memorial Day Parade, held annually along Constitution Avenue in  Washington, D.C., will take place this Monday, May 27th at 2pm.  

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Topics: Washington, D.C. Attractions, Memorial Day

Washington Monument to Reopen in August

The National Park Service has just annouced that the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. will reopen this August.  

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Topics: Washington, D.C. Attractions

Newseum Building Sold - Here's What You Need to Know

By now you may have heard that the building where the Newseum is housed (at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue) is being sold to John Hopkins University.  But what does that mean for school groups traveling to the Newseum in 2019?  We've got your answers.

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Topics: Washington, D.C. Attractions, Newseum, School Trip to D.C.

D.C. Peak Bloom Expected this Monday

Good news if you're headed to Washington, D.C. this weekend.  The National Mall Park Service reports:  "With temperatures for the next three days in the 60s and 70s, topping out in the mid-70s on Saturday, we expect to fairly quickly move to the fifth stage of the cycle (puffy white) and then be at peak bloom around Monday."

 

Barring any extreme weather, the "peak" season of the cherry blossoms should last between 7-10 days. 

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Topics: Washington, D.C. Attractions

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