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Farragut Square – David G. Farragut Statue

Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead! - David G. Farragut Statue in the Center of Farragut Square, Washington, DC

Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead! - David G. Farragut Statue in the Center of Farragut Square, Washington, DC

President James A. Garfield dedicated this statue of Admiral David G. Farragut from the Civil War in 1881.

David G. Farragut Statue in the Center of Farragut Square, Washington, DC

David G. Farragut Statue in the Center of Farragut Square, Washington, DC

The statue is in the center of Farragut Square which is located about two blocks north of the White House and the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.

David G. Farragut shouted “Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!” while taking the harbor in Mobile, Alabama during the Civil War.

The statue of David G. Farragut is located just to the south of the three street intersection of Connecticut Avenue NW and K and 17th Streets NW. Click Here for Google Map showing the location of the David G. Farragut Statue.

Closest Metro Station: Farragut Square is very close to two Metro Stations. An entrance to the Farragut West Metro Station is just across I Street NW from Farragut Square, and an entrance to the Farragut North Metro Station is across K Street NW.

Daniel Webster Memorial

Daniel Webster Memorial at Scott Circle NW in Washington DC

Daniel Webster Memorial at Scott Circle NW in Washington DC

In 1957 the United States Senate named Daniel Webster as one of its five most outstanding members. He served there before the Civil War and attempted to resolve the differences between the North and the South though compromise.

Bronze Sculpture in the Base of Daniel Webster Memorial

Bronze Sculpture in the Base of Daniel Webster Memorial Located at Scott Circle in Washington DC

The Daniel Webster Memorial is interesting, in part, because it has two dioramas (is solid bronze sculpture can be called a diorama), one on the front of the monument and the other on the back.

Bronze Sculpture in the Base of Daniel Webster Memorial

Bronze Sculpture in the Base of Daniel Webster Memorial Located at Scott Circle in Washington DC

Daniel Webster was born in Salisbury, New Hampshire on January 18, 1782 and died at Marshfield, Massachusetts on October 24, 1852.

The following things are carved into the stone of the monument:

GIVEN BY STILSON HUTCHINS
A NATIVE OF N.H.
DEDICATED JAN. 18, 1900

and

OUR COUNTRY
OUR WHOLE COUNTRY
AND NOTHING BUT
OUR COUNTRY

and

EXPOUNDER
AND DEFENDER
OF THE
CONSTITUTION

The Daniel Webster Memorial is located on Scott Circle NW, Washington, DC. Click Here for Google Map showing the location of the Daniel Webster Memorial.

Closest Metro Station: The Farragut North Metro Station is nearest to the Daniel Webster Memorial.

National Geographic Museum

National Geographic Museum in Washington DC

National Geographic Museum in Washington DC

Replica of Terra Cotta Warrior From the Qin Dynasty
Replica of Terra Cotta Warrior From the Qin Dynasty

The National Geographic Museum in Washington DC has changing exhibitions, some of which are fascinating. Until March 31, 2010 there was an exhibit of some of the Terra Cotta Warriors that were produced to guard the grave of China’s first emperor.

Pictures were not permitted in the exhibit, but there was a reproduction terra cotta soldier at the end of the exhibit that could be photographed and touched. Contemporary Chinese artisans in Xi’an produced this reproduction using the same techniques that were used to produce the striking originals over 2,000 years ago.

The National Geographic Museum is located at 1145 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036. Click Here for Google Map showing the location of the National Geographic Museum.

Closest Metro Station: At about three blocks away, the Farragut North Metro Station on the Red Line is nearest to the National Geographic Museum. The Farragut West Metro Station on the Blue and Orange Lines is about four blocks away.

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