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Address: 16th St & Pennsylvania Ave Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20006
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Two Frenchmen, a Pole, a Prussian - and a Famous President....

Any time I'm in Washington, D.C., I cross this famous Square, on my route down from Farragut North Metro Station, to view The White House. I would hardly regard this 7 Acre Public... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Any time I'm in Washington, D.C., I cross this famous Square, on my route down from Farragut North Metro Station, to view The White House. I would hardly regard this 7 Acre Public Park as the best-maintained open space I've seen, in this City or elsewhere, bu it has a certain charm, as well as reflecting quite a bit of... More 

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the walk that you take if you want to see literally everything displayed in one place. A lot of statues, homeless people, tourists, police officers and even protests. I am really glad to have seen it and would recommend going there.

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Clermont, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We saw statues, protests, homeless and tourists. The place is a real piece of history I am really glad to have seen.

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Fairfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Located directly across the street from the North Portico of the White House, Lafayette Square is home to a famous statue of Andrew Jackson, as well as statuary of its namesake (the Marquis de LaFayette) and other foreign notables that provided invaluable assistance or expertise in the Revolutionary War. It has served many functions over the past 200+ years (president's... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

You'll see a lot of different things here. First of all, the location is nice. Lots of pretty grass, plants, trees, nature, and etc– and on the outside of the park is the very epic and architecturally striking DC buildings and city elements. Also you'll see (near the whitehouse area) all sorts of fascinating demonstrations and people trying to get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

My 10 year old had 2 things on his bucket list for our trip to DC.. Visit the White House and meet a member of the Secret Service. What do you know. Knocked them both out in one stop !!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

A great staging area before you plunge yourself into the madness that is the viewing area of the White House. It's a quaint spot, with nicely aged trees that offer that much needed shade on those suffocatingly hot DC summer days.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

There are always a wide range of protestors in Lafayette Square protesting about almost anything and handing out leaflets. Some have been in the same place for years. Presently Chinese are big. Whenever something happens controversial and there is a March, the square becomes a destination. Generally the closest anyone protesting can get to the White zHouse

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Very popular landmark in Washington DC and worth visiting for the area is really pretty and steeped with history not excluding a massive statue and the Whitehouse being very close by! Be warned though that they do shut it when the president passes through with his entourage as we found out.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed relaxing in the square. We struck up a few conversations with other during our hour or 2 time here. The famous Andrew Jackson statue is here. I found this area to be great to take a load off and talk to other visitors from different States and Countries.

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