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Lafayette Square

16th St & Pennsylvania Ave Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20006
+1 202-755-7798
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16th St & Pennsylvania Ave Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20006
+1 202-755-7798
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First off, the park itself gets a TWO. It's shaggy and looks like it doesn't get cared for that much. There are fenced off areas all over for "construction." It's junky. But it's a great spot for action. It's so close to the White House...More

Thank mauiwolf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place to see the WH without the crowds of the fence line and Pennsylvania Ave. Slightly elevated so can get good pictures of WH grounds.

Thank echo8kilo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the nicer parks that D.C. has to offer. Being right in front of the White House, it allows you to take some nice photos of the White House. It's well-maintained, and is overall, a place to come see, when in D.C.

Thank arjuny1210
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park is right in front of the White House and some other important historic buildings. It's a pretty park, used by office workers. Security needs have resulted in some limited access.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

One of the best things about D.C. Is the abundance of outdoor green spaces and this is a gem among those. Steeped in history and locating so close to the WH.

Thank Charles V
Reviewed 23 June 2017

As I have been out of DC ofr 30 years, the changes have suprised me. Of course Lafayette park is still there with its beautiful historic statues and fountains. The difference is it is very clean now. No tents of homeless or drug users. I...More

Thank davideQ6492QE
Reviewed 18 June 2017

The approach to view the back of the White House is via Lafayette Square, which has some pretty gardens and statues. One of note is Andrew Jackson, an American soldier and statesman, who served as the seventh President of the United States. Combine with a...More

Thank mikesierra
Reviewed 8 June 2017

While visiting Washington, we stopped by Lafayette Square. We were quite surprised to see the square completely closed off by a chain link fence. I did find out that they are working on the landscaping in the park; so, the fence is just temporary. This...More

Thank Maggi713
Reviewed 1 June 2017

I have been here several times and every time it is great. I last walked through it in February after visiting St. John's Episcopal Church. The statue to Lafayette is iconic but it has several other great monuments in it as well. In addition it...More

Thank Grover R
Reviewed 5 May 2017

I was really excited to go since readying the Stone Cold Trilogy, great to see in person. I love all of Washington but it's just a park

Thank LPoole2014
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