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On Saturday October 20th the following stops will be closed until 11:30 am: Stop 3 (Archives), Stop 6 (Air and Space Museum), Stop 22 (American History Museum), Stop 23 (Natural History Museum), Stop 24 (Newseum). There will be delays around Stop 9 (Jefferson Memorial) and Stop 10 (FDR/MLK).
Due to required Conductor training, OTT DC will not begin tours, hotel pickups or shuttle service until 10:00am on November 6th, 7th or 8th. Sales Depots will open as scheduled. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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Lafayette Park

20 Stop 20
lafayette park in Washington DC

Just across the street from the White House

Lafayette Park is a public park that was once named “President’s Park”. The square and the historic buildings surrounding it became National Historic Landmarks in 1970. In its past, Lafayette Park had many uses including serving as a race track, a graveyard, a zoo, slave market and the site for many political protests and celebrations. Most who visit are immediately drawn to the various large statues in the park.

In the center stands an equestrian statue of President Andrew Jackson, erected in 1853, and in the four corners are statues of Revolutionary War heroes: France’s General Marquis Gilbert de Lafayette, Major General Comte Jean de Rochambeau, Poland’s General Thaddeus Kosciuszko, and Prussia’s Major General Baron Frederich Wilhelm von Steuben.

The neighborhood that borders the park is also a place many visitors enjoy touring through. It was the city’s most prestigious residential area in the 18th century because of the people that resided there including Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary of State, William Henry Seward and South Carolina Senator John C. Calhoun.

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