St Patrick's Catholic Church

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619 10th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Smithsonian American Art MuseumSmithsonian American Art Museum

If you definitely want your special date to be romantic and memorable, then you owe it to the both of you to meet at a place that is just as unforgettable as each of you is to the other. As you walk through the Smithsonian American Art Museum, you'll be amazed at the extensive collection of iconic creations that adorn these meticulously arranged galleries. If either of you have a question about a particular piece, the staff prides itself in helping to answer your questions so that your time at the Smithsonian is as educational as it is entertaining.

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Ford's TheatreFord's Theatre

Ford's Theatre has a built-in drama all its own. This is where John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln, and that unsettling episode still resonates in the structure today. Take a tour that retraces the incident, and you can also get a look at some of the interesting backstage areas. And if you are visiting for a performance, the excellent acoustics and inviting seating arrangement will ensure that whether you are watching a play or a musical production, the entertainment takes on a deeper significance when you consider that you are sitting within some truly historic walls.

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United States CapitolUnited States Capitol

Aside from the White House, the United States Capitol building is the most visited building in Washington. This incredible building with its regal dome and classic architecture symbolizes democracy to everyone who sees it. The view from the front steps is like nothing else, so make sure you have your camera with you. Tours are available at the kiosk on the southwest side of the Capitol, and are free of charge, on a first-come, first-served basis. Plan to get there early, as there are always plenty of people in line for this extremely popular attraction.

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The National Christmas Tree LightingThe National Christmas Tree Lighting

The National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is a Christmas tradition that every American looks forward to. All eyes are on the President and First Lady as they light the tree, followed by the President's holiday wishes to the crowd and the millions more watching the event on television. There's a band playing holiday favorites, and in addition to the large tree that is the focal point of the festival, there are also several smaller trees that represent our states and territories. The trees stay lit and this celebration begins a month-long schedule of various entertainment that helps to keep the Christmas spirit high.

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