Washington, DC
The Octagon is the museum of the American Architectural Foundation. During the War of 1812, the Octagon served as a temporary residence for James and Dolley Madison after the White House was burned in 1814. On February 17, 1815, the Treaty of Ghent was signed, ending the war with Great Britain. (The Octagon however does not have 8 sides)
2009 Washington, DC trip Presidents Executive Mansions

National Cathedral
National Cathedral
National Cathedral, grave of President Woodrow Wilson Woodrow Wilson House
Washington Nationals Park
Washington Nationals Park
C&O Canal National Historical Park Grave of Declaration of Independence Signer Elbridge Gerry
The Octogon Museum
National Galery of Art (Site of President Garfield's assasination) National Galery of Art (Site of President Garfield's assasination)
President Lincoln Cottage
President Lincoln Cottage Griffith Stadium Site Griffith Stadium Site
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Highest point : Fort Reno. 429 feet
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Established : July 16, 1790
Bird : Wood Thrush
Flower : American Beauty Rose
Tree : Scarlet Oak


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