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Congressional Cemetery – Part 1

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Congressional Cemetery – Part 1

It’s name is Congressional Cemetery, but this Washington, D.C. landmark is the final resting to place to dozens of famous (and infamous) persons beyond those connected to Congress. From composer John Philip Sousa to famed photographer Matthew Brady, there’s a lot to learn at this landmark.

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Nerd Trips Takes a Field Trip

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Nerd Trips Takes a Field Trip

We are thrilled to announce that Nerd Trips is now contributor to Google’s Field Trip app! Other Field Trip partners range from restaurant bloggers to the Food Network to the Travel Channel and Zagat’s – that’s some amazing company to be in. Here’s how it works.

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The President Mascots, a Scavenger Hunt

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The President Mascots, a Scavenger Hunt

A rain delay at Nationals Park turned into a scavenger hunt to find statues of the Nationals president mascots. You’ve got to see these guys.

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The Presidential Footrace

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The Presidential Footrace

Who would win a presidential footrace? A trip to Theodore Roosevelt’s birthplace inspires a debate and a trip to see the Washington Nationals “racing presidents.”

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Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace – part 2

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Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace – part 2

The gallery at the Theodore Roosevelt birthplace has “hundreds of original items from Roosevelt’s colorful life.” You’ll see campaign buttons and handwritten notes, including a short diary entry on the day in 1884 when TR lost both his mother and his first wife. He wrote simply, “The light has gone out of my life.”

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Theodore (not Teddy?) Roosevelt Birthplace

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Theodore (not Teddy?) Roosevelt Birthplace

He’s the only president born in New York City, yet millions of New Yorkers have probably never visited Theodore Roosevelt’s birthplace on E. 2oth Street, just off Broadway. The Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace sits in the heart of the city, but it’s actually part of the National Park System. A tour of the large brownstone offers insights into the life of our 26th president as well as the history of New York City.

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Animatronic Abe Lincoln and the Hall of Presidents

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Animatronic Abe Lincoln and the Hall of Presidents

It’s Abe Lincoln like you’ve never seen him. See what we uncovered about the animatronic Abe Lincoln at Walt Disney World. Plus, we’ve got a nerd’s eye view of the famous Hall of Presidents.

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