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Museum City Guide: My Top 5 in Washington, D.C.

August 26, 2013

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We’ve come to the end of of this summer’s Museum City Guide series. You may already have guessed what the last city to be featured is. After my current home stomping ground Berlin, and the home of my heart, Edinburgh, there’s another museum city that is very special to me, and that’s Washington, D.C. The first thing that springs to most people’s minds, when they think of Washington, D.C. and museums, is ‘The Smithsonian’, and while it has many great museums to offer, there is […]

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All Aboard the USS Barry

July 5, 2013

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The USS Barry is moored at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., and the perfect place to finish off a visit to the US Navy Museum next door. Measuring over 420 feet long, it took us a good half hour to take a self-guided tour of the vessel.  Named after the Revolutionary War naval hero, Commodore John Barry, the former Destroyer began her new career as a Display Ship in 1984 , and is also used for training and ceremonial purposes. Just as a word […]

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Hidden Gem: US Navy Museum

July 3, 2013

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I’ve been visiting Washington, D.C. on and off since 2001 and yet, it was only this year that I discovered the existence of the National Museum of the US Navy. Long time readers of Museum Diary will know how much I love my “hidden gems”, so of course it had to go on our itinerary. The museum is located on the Navy Base, down by the waterfront in the SE quadrant of the city, and chronicles the history of the U.S. Navy from the American […]

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