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Smithsonian Castle

World's Prettiest Castles

U.S. News Travel | Posted 07.06.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Gone are the days of kings and queens ruling the populace from on high (in most of the world, anyway). But while many monarchs have fallen, their pala...

Confessions of a Book Festival Junkie

Garrett Peck | Posted 06.17.2013 | DC
Garrett Peck

Is there a 12-step program for book festival junkies? I may need one -- I'm hooked. And if you have bookshelves sagging with author-signed volumes, you may be as well.

Uncovering the Seneca Quarry

Garrett Peck | Posted 04.23.2013 | DC
Garrett Peck

Do you know the distinct red sandstone of the Smithsonian Castle, with its distinct rusty redstone façade and Romanesque towers, was quarried locally? The Seneca quarry is a largely unknown local history gem.

Standing in the Rainbow (And 9 Other Reasons the Smithsonian Makes Me Smile)

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 08.26.2012 | DC
Zoe P. Strassfield

This week's been a bit hectic for me, but that made having today off for museum-going all the sweeter. I came up with the idea of making a list of 10 things at the Smithsonian Institution's various museums and other facilities that make me smile.