Unique Things To See In Washington DC

When heading to Washington DC, there are certain attractions that everyone knows about. However, there are also a number of other attractions that you should look at. These attractions have fewer visitors, but are just as impressive as the more popular attractions.

The International Spy Museum

If you are looking for a different type of museum, the International Spy Museum is the one for you. This museum offers you some insight into the techniques used by spies around the world. The museum also gives you a view into the pivotal roles that spies have played in many world events. The best part about the museum is that it provides a completely nonbiased format and is very education while showing the intricacies of the lives of spies.

The Brewmaster’s Castle

The Brewmaster’s Castle also known as the Christian Heurich House was once the home of one of the largest employers in Washington DC. The building was built in the 1890’s by the beer brewer Christian Heurich. The house has a gothic edifice and was inspired by elaborate Victorian trends. The first 2 floors of the house have been preserved and there are regular beer events held in the space.

The National Bonsai Museum

The National Bonsai Museum in Washington DC is not a very heavily visited museum, but it is one of the most unique. The collection of bonsai’s on the museum offers 150 specimens and are all doted on by the expert staff. The museum came to life in 1976 when the people of Japan gave 53 bonsai trees to commemorate the US bicentennial. Over the years the collection has been expanded and the crown jewel of the museum is the Japanese white pine which has been around since 1625. This means that the bonsai is as old as the first colonial settlements in North America.

The Space Window At The Washington National Cathedral

Many people do not know that there is a tiny piece of the moon embedded in a stained glass window in the Washington National Cathedral. However, this is what you will see when you look at the space window. In the 4 years leading up to the moon landing, NASA administrator Dr. Thomas Pain worked with an artist to create the window. The moon rock was brought to the cathedral by the crew of Apollo 11 and is estimated to be around 3,6 billion years old.

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