Tiber Creek Tours' Off-the-Beaten Path Top 10, Cont.

5. C & O Canal Boat Rides (seasonal) – The authentic 19th Century mule-drawn barge ride (1 hour) with National Park Service costumed interpreters, provide a charming glimpse into the Nation's transportation history.

4. Lincoln Cottage – Before there was Camp David, this sanctuary on the grounds of the Old Soldiers Home served as Lincoln's Summer White House. The president accomplished some of his greatest work here and was the place where he wrote most of the Emancipation Proclamation. Reservations required.

3. Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception – Largest Catholic Church in North America and DC's tallest habitable building! With over seventy inspiring chapels, the exquisite mosaics of the Basilica honor Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and the immigrants who built this country. E Pluribus Unum!

2. Woodrow Wilson House and Museum – DC's only Presidential Museum, this one-of-a-kind collection offers a time capsule of upper middle class home and a unique insight into the personality of America's 28th president. Reservations required.

1. Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Island – A fitting tribute to our 26th President, who was Green Before It Was Cool! An 88-acre island with 2 miles of hiking paths and a wild bird sanctuary, along with a 17 foot statue of America's 1st real conservationist President.

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