Washington DC -- A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary
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Washington, DC History Resources
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Washington, DC History Resources

Applewhite, E.J. Washington Itself. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983.

Art in the United States Capitol. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1978.

Bowling, Kenneth R. Creating the Federal City, 1774--1800: Potomac Fever. Washington, DC: American Institute of Architets Press, 1988.

Brown, Glenn. History of the United States Capitol. Reprint. New York: Da Capo Press, 1970.

Bustard, Bruce I. Washington Behind the Monuments. Washington, DC: National Archives, 1990.

Caemmerer, H.P. Washington: The National Capital. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1932.

Collins, Kathleen. Washingtoniana Photographs. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1989.

Finley, David Edward. A Standard of Excellence. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1973.

Goode, James M. Best Addresses. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989.

Gutheim, Frederick. Worthy of a Nation: The History of Planning for the National Capital. Washington, DC: National Capital Planning Commission and Smithsonian Institution Press, 1977.

Junior League of Washington. An Illustrated History: The City of Washington. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977.

Lee, Antoinette J. and Pamela Scott. Buildings of the District of Columbia. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Longstreth, Richard, ed. The Mall in Washington, 1791--1991. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1991.

Maddex, Diane. Historic Buildings of Washington, DC. Pittsburgh: Ober Park Associates, Inc., 1973.

National Park Service, National Capital Region, Cultural Landscape Program. “Franklin Park Cultural Landscape Inventory,” 2005.

Smith, Kathryn Schneider, ed. Washington at Home. Washington, DC; Columbia Historical Society, 1988.

Townes, Charles H. How the Laser Happened: Adventures of a Scientist. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. [used in Franklin Square description]

Charles Townes Biography- http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1964/townes-bio.html [used in Franklin Square description]

Weeks, Christopher. AIA Guide to the Architecture of Washington, DC. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, Reprint, 1994.

Williams, Paul K. Images of America: Dupont Circle. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing Company, 2000.

Washington, DC Children's Literature

Marsh, Carole. Let's Quilt Washington, DC & Stuff It Topographically! Gallopade Publishing Group, 1994.

Marsh, Carole, Washington, DC Bandits, Bushwhackers, Outlaws & Lawmen. Washington, DC Books, 1999.

Marsh, Carole, Washington, DC Disasters & Catastrophes. Washington, DC Books, 1999.

Marsh, Carole, Washington, DC Jeopardy!: Answers & Questions Abour Our Capital. Washington, DC Books, 1994.

Marsh, Carole, The Washington, DC Library Book!. Washington, DC Books, 1991.

Roth, Steve. My Travels in Washington, DC. Havin Fun Publishing, 1988.

Van Wie, Nancy Ann. Travels with Max to Washington, DC. Max's Publishers, 1998.

Washington, DC Tourism Links

Washington, DC Convention and Visitors Association

Cultural Tourism DC
A wealth of information on attractions, historic neighbhorhoods, tours and trails, and a calendar of events.

Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority

Historic Hotels of America
A feature of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Heritage Traveler program that provides information on historic hotels and package tours in the vicinity of this itinerary.

National Scenic Byways Program
This website, maintained by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, includes information on state and nationally designated byway routes throughout America based on their archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and scenic qualities. Visit the America’s Byways George Washington Memorial Parkway website for more ideas.

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Other travel itineraries in the National Park Service's ongoing series include many historic destinations that you can visit online or in person.  Each itinerary spotlights a different geographic region, community, or theme.

Washington, DC History and Preservation Links

Historic Preservation Division, Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
The official site of the Washington, DC State Historic Preservation Office

The Historical Society of Washington, DC
Founded in 1894, the Historical Society is the only citywide nonprofit organization whose sole mission is to preserve, present and interpret the history of Washington, D.C. and its people. Their new City Museum tells the story of the city of Washington.

U.S. General Services Administration, National Capital Region
Access a historic building list and the Preservation Project Database.

National Trust for Historic Preservation
Learn about the programs of and membership in the oldest national non-profit preservation organization.

National Park Service Office of Sustainable Tourism
National parks have been interwoven with tourism from their earliest days. This website highlights the ways in which the NPS promotes and supports sustainable, responsible, informed, and managed visitor use through cooperation and coordination with the tourism industry.

Teaching with Historic Places
This website, maintained by the National Park Service, offers online classroom-ready place-based lesson plans created by historians and educators to help teachers use historic places in the classroom.  Each lesson is linked to national standards for history and the social studies.

Visit our National Parks in the Nation's Capital!

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal NHP
Constitution Gardens
Ford's Theatre
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
Frederick Douglass NHS
Lincoln Memorial
Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac
Mary McLeod Bethune Council House NHS
National Capital Parks - Central
National Capital Parks - East
National Mall
Pennsylvania Ave NHS
Potomac Heritage NST
Rock Creek Park
Theodore Roosevelt Island
Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Washington Monument
White House

City Beautiful: The 1901 Plan for Washington, DC
This project of the American Studies Department of the University of Virginia explores the McMillan Plan.

Portraiture in the U.S. Capitol
Another project of the American Studies Department of the University of Virginia looks at the portraits housed in the Capitol Building.

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