Capitours DC
Private Tours of Washington DC

Off the Beaten Path in DC and Environs

District of Columbia Boundary Stones
Between 1791 and 1792, forty stones were placed at one-mile intervals marking the boundary of the original 100 square miles of the District of Columbia. Thirty-six stones survive.  WETA (22:41 to 24:32)

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Graeco-Roman Ruins in Washington?
The original columns from the Capitol are recycled at the National Arboretum.


Steamboat Gothic, Red Cross, and Chatauqua on the Potomac
Clara Barton's house, with its Steamboat Gothic interior, was built on land donated by the Baltzley brothers, who developed a Chatauqua on adjoining land at Glen Echo.

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"The Adams Memorial" or "Grief"
This world-famous sculpture
by Augustus Saint-Gaudens is considered by many the finest example of American statuary art.  She marks the grave of Clover Adams in Rock Creek Cemetery.

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Catacombs in Washington
Replicas of early
 Christian catacombs in Rome and sites in the Holy Land are features of the Franciscan Monastery, a beautiful example of Byzantine and Romanesque architecture. 


The Other Washington Monument
Alexandria's George Washington Masonic Memorial displays a 17-ft. bronze statue of George Washington and a collection of George Washington’s personal memorabilia. The observation deck affords panoramic views of Alexandria, the Potomac River, and Washington, DC.

George Washington Masonic National Memorial
Sphinxes in the City
Besides a Masonic Library, ritual objects and sacred spaces, the Scottish Rite Temple (John Russell Pope’s architectural masterpiece) houses the second largest collection of works by and about Scottish poet Robert Burns and an extensive Civil War era Lincolniana archive. WETA (1:37 to 3:49)

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Churchill's Top Hat and Fox Hunting
This eccentric millionaire's estate's sculpted bushes and unique vistas have made Ladew Topiary Gardens one of the top five gardens in North America. Henry Ladew's manor and gardens are located outside Baltimore, a little over an hour's drive from Washington. 

The Exorcist Steps
Relive, carefully, the dramatic conclusion of The Exorcist
and descend the steps from Prospect Street to
M Street.

 
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