“There stands Jackson like a stone wall.” – Gen. Barnard Bee   First Manassas Battlefield   The Henry Hill Visitor Center is where everyone should start their visit of the Manassas Battlefields.  There is a small $3.00 entrance fee to visit all the locations and the ticket is valid for three days.  I found the small museum inside along with the one hour video to be very beneficial to get me into… Read More

Pubs & the Water Front  The Torpedo Factory The Torpedo Factory used to be a munitions plant but it is now the largest collection of publicly accessible working artist studios in the United States.*  The factory was founded in 1974 and it is a must see while visiting the Potomac Riverfront.   To learn more about the Torpedo Factor visit their website for more detailed information.   The Water Front    … Read More

♦♦♦History♦♦♦ *Correction:  John Francis Pope was the architect/designer and John McShain was the builder.       Inside the memorial stands a 19 foot statue of Thomas Jefferson facing the Washington Monument and the White House*.  Surrounding the statue are panels of words written by Jefferson.       ♦♦♦Operating Hours and Fees♦♦♦ The memorial is open 24hours year round and Rangers from the National Park Service are available to answer questions… Read More


Recently, I visited the Martin Luther King (MLK), JR memorial in Washington D.C. Of course, there has been a lot of controversy over the memorial due to a quote on the MLK statue.  Quite frankly, I feel that this controversy stole too much of the brilliance of this marvelous memorial.   It’s awesome!  It’s simply one of the nicest memorials in D.C.  Let’s focus on what this memorial is about and what… Read More