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The Great Tours: Washington DC

Take a detailed look at the fascinating history and culture of Washington DC in this Smithsonian-sponsored, insider’s tour.

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32 Lectures

1
Image of How Washington DC Came to Be
How Washington DC Came to Be
0 of 37 min
2
Image of The White House and the Presidency
The White House and the Presidency
0 of 30 min
3
Image of The Capitol Building and the Legislature
The Capitol Building and the Legislature
0 of 35 min
4
Image of The Supreme Court and the Law of the Land
The Supreme Court and the Law of the Land
0 of 33 min
5
Image of The Nation’s Knowledge: Library of Congress
The Nation’s Knowledge: Library of Congress
0 of 30 min
6
Image of The State, Treasury, and Justice Departments
The State, Treasury, and Justice Departments
0 of 31 min
7
Image of Veterans Memorials on the Mall
Veterans Memorials on the Mall
0 of 32 min
8
Image of Arlington Cemetery and the Pentagon
Arlington Cemetery and the Pentagon
0 of 43 min
9
Image of George Washington’s Mount Vernon
George Washington’s Mount Vernon
0 of 30 min
10
Image of Ford’s Theatre and Lincoln’s Washington DC
Ford’s Theatre and Lincoln’s Washington DC
0 of 29 min
11
Image of Washington’s Civil Rights Landmarks
Washington’s Civil Rights Landmarks
0 of 35 min
12
Image of The Holocaust Museum
The Holocaust Museum
0 of 27 min
13
Image of Museums on the Mall: Smithsonian and Beyond
Museums on the Mall: Smithsonian and Beyond
0 of 36 min
14
Image of Washington, City of Scandal
Washington, City of Scandal
0 of 28 min
15
Image of The Kennedy Center and the DC Arts Scene
The Kennedy Center and the DC Arts Scene
0 of 40 min
16
Image of Neighborhoods of Northwest DC
Neighborhoods of Northwest DC
0 of 24 min
17
Image of Washington’s Historic Homes and Gardens
Washington’s Historic Homes and Gardens
0 of 30 min
18
Image of Spiritual DC: The National Cathedral and More
Spiritual DC: The National Cathedral and More
0 of 39 min
19
Image of Smithsonian’s National Zoo
Smithsonian’s National Zoo
0 of 34 min
20
Image of Dining Out in Washington DC
Dining Out in Washington DC
0 of 36 min
21
Image of Washington’s New Waterfront
Washington’s New Waterfront
0 of 21 min
22
Image of Washington for Sports Fans
Washington for Sports Fans
0 of 24 min
23
Image of Exploring Washington’s Great Outdoors
Exploring Washington’s Great Outdoors
0 of 28 min
24
Image of The National Archives and the Future of DC
The National Archives and the Future of DC
0 of 41 min
25
Image of Interview with General Colin Powell
Interview with General Colin Powell
0 of 34 min
26
Image of Interview with Lonnie G. Bunch III, Smithsonian
Interview with Lonnie G. Bunch III, Smithsonian
0 of 26 min
27
Image of Interview with Ellen Miles, Smithsonian
Interview with Ellen Miles, Smithsonian
0 of 24 min
28
Image of Interview with Yo-Yo Ma
Interview with Yo-Yo Ma
0 of 33 min
29
Image of Interview with Joseph Alonso, National Cathedral
Interview with Joseph Alonso, National Cathedral
0 of 17 min
30
Image of Interview with Brandie Smith, National Zoo
Interview with Brandie Smith, National Zoo
0 of 21 min
31
Image of Interview with José Andrés, Chef and Philanthropist
Interview with José Andrés, Chef and Philanthropist
0 of 27 min
32
Image of Interview with David M. Rubenstein, Philanthropist
Interview with David M. Rubenstein, Philanthropist
0 of 26 min

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d********m
July 17, 2019
A lot of knowledge is available in these lectures!

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June 24, 2019

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r********m
June 22, 2019
As a 38-year resident of Northern Virginia, I loved this course. I loved the in-depth information Dr. Kurin included in his lectures, and I really appreciated his presentation style. Well done!

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