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A typically uncrowded spot is the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial on Theodore Roosevelt Island, located upriver from the National Mall. What was formerly Mason's Island - overgrown, neglected farmland in the 1930s – was transformed by landscape architects into a memorial to America's 26th president. Honoring "Teddy's" legacy as a conservationist and outdoorsman, this oasis in the Potomac is a lovely place to catch a little sun, enjoy a picnic or just watch passing boats and kayaks.
"In this temple, as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever." Beneath these words, the 16th President of the United States-the Great Emancipator and preserver of the nation during the Civil War-sits immortalized in marble. As an enduring symbol of freedom, the Lincoln Memorial attracts anyone who seeks inspiration and hope.
The National Postal Museum may not be at the top of every tourist's list, but this fascinating reposititory of everything postal is worth some time on your trip. The Pony Express, the doomed Hindenburg, historic stamps — all have a place in this fun museum.
Each morning as Mount Vernon opens to the public, there is a flag raising ceremony. Believe it or not, you can be the one to do the honors and hoist Old Glory. Contact the estate ahead of time to arrange this special honor.