Arlington National Cemetery- Wreaths Across America information
December 15, 2018 No Shuttle Service from Arlington Cemetery
Public tours will be from 8:30 until 1 pm. the last tour will depart the Visitors Center promptly at 1 pm and the last pick up for the Tomb of the Unknown Solider will occur after 2 pm Changing of the Guard. There will be no tours on Saturday, December 15, 2018. Last Red Loop Shuttle will depart Arlington at 1:30 on Friday December 14th and NO Shuttle Service on Saturday, December 15th.
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Octagon House

open Thurs-Sat: 1pm - 4pm Free
octagon house in Washington DC

The Octagon House was built between 1798 and 1800 by the same architect who designed the U.S. Capitol. It was constructed for Colonel John Taylor, a wealthy plantation owner from Virginia. It was in this house that President Madison and his wife resided when the White House was burned by the British in 1814. It was also here that President Madison signed the Treaty of Ghent, which brought the War of 1812 to an end. The Octagon House’s architectural splendor is matched only by its historical significance to our country.

It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1961 and opened to the public in 1970.

The oldest architectural museum

The Octagon House is visited by many thousands of people each year. Through tours, lectures, presentations, special programs and events, the museum informs people of all ages about the power of architecture and its influence on our lives.

 

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