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Frederick Douglass National Site (Part 2)

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Frederick Douglass National Site (Part 2)

At the Frederick Douglass National Site in Washington, D.C., you can walk the halls of the famed abolitionist, author and orator’s home, known as Cedar Hill. Come along on this Nerd Trip to see where and how Douglass lived, plus hear the name of the guest who caused three girls on our tour to squeal with delight.

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Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (part 1)

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Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (part 1)

Frederick Douglass, famed abolitionist and orator, spent his later years at Cedar Hill, his home in Washington, D.C. In this Nerd Trips post, we offer part one of our trip to the Frederick Douglass National Site.

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Roving through Fitzrovia for Famous Folks

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Roving through Fitzrovia for Famous Folks

In our scavenger hunt to find statues of American presidents in London, our final stop was the bust of JFK. However, on the way to John Fitzgerald Kennedy, we explored Fitzrovia, the nearby neighborhood that was home to some famous folks whose homes are marked by those wonderful English Heritage blue plaques. Our first stop was a blue plaque marking the home of Samuel Morse, as in Morse code. Described on his plaque as “an American painter and inventor,” he lived in this Cleveland Street house from 1812-1815. I honestly did not...

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Holiday Travel: Washington Crossing the Delaware

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Holiday Travel: Washington Crossing the Delaware

The famous painting of Washington Crossing the Delaware depicts an iconic moment in American history. But this monumental painting (both in size and scope) has a good story in itself, including its holiday connection. Check it out in this Nerd Trips post.

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London’s Tribute to John F. Kennedy

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London’s Tribute to John F. Kennedy

Come along on our scavenger hunt through London to discover statues of U.S. presidents. This time we track down the bust of President John F. Kennedy, which you’ll find on a busy road near Regent’s Park.

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American Presidents in London (part 2)

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American Presidents in London (part 2)

Part 2 of our scavenger hunt across London to find statues of American presidents. This post includes Lincoln, Washington and another FDR, who is seated with a friend.

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American Presidents in London (part 1)

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American Presidents in London (part 1)

Take a Nerd Trips scavenger hunt across London to find statues of American presidents, starting with Eisenhower, Reagan and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. We’re starting at the American Embassy.

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