Tiber Creek Tours' Off-the-Beaten Path Top 10

10. Octagon House – Designed by Dr. William Thornton, the first architect of the U.S. Capitol, for Colonel John Tayloe, who offered the use of his home to President and Mrs. Madison for a temporary residence after the burning of the "Executive Mansion." Madison used the circular room above the entrance as a study and signed the Treaty of Ghent here, which ended the War of 1812.

9. Lincoln Park – The 1st Lincoln Memorial, dedicated more than 40 years before the more famous one. The moving and controversial Emancipation Memorial was paid for entirely by former slaves as a tribute to our 16th President.

8. Hillwood House – Marjorie Meriwether Post, heiress to the Post Cereal/General Foods Empire built lavish estates in NY, FL and DC. Hillwood reflects her love of politics, exquisite taste in art and gift for entertaining her famous guests.

7. Old Congressional Cemetery – Long before there was Arlington National Cemetery, this was the City’s first “National Burial Ground”. John Philip Souza, J. Edgar Hoover, and the first woman to run for the presidency, Belva Lockwood are buried here.

6. Cedar Hill - Frederick Douglass’ Home. Before Barack, before MLK there was Frederick Douglass – a true giant in American history. Experience the life & times of the Godfather of the Civil Rights movement. Reservations required.

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