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Due to an impending snow and ice storm, Old Town Trolley Tours will be closed for day tour operations on Wednesday February 20, 2019. We will however, operate our normal night tours. Night tour hotel pickups will be on time. Tours in Arlington will not run Wednesday February 20th. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Due to the current weather and our safety standards, we will not be operating our Monuments By Moonlight Tours tonight Wednesday February 20, 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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Freer and Sackler Galleries of Art – Smithsonian Castle

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smithsonian castle in washington dc

Located near the National Mall, the Smithsonian Institution Building was completed in 1855. Designed by James Renwick, Jr., the red Seneca sandstone edifice features a faux Norman architectural style that incorporates late-Romanesque and early-Gothic details. Although slaves were not used in the construction, they were used to quarry the stone. Colloquially known as the Smithsonian Castle, the building initially held the institution’s entire collection of art and other objects. Designated a National Landmark in 1965, its Victorian arched windows, dark woodwork and terrazzo floor evokes the serene ambiance of a house of worship. The 4.2-acre Enid Haupt Garden is situated adjacent to the Castle.

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