Capitol Square, SW

Capitol Square, SW (HM237J)

Location: Washington, DC 20024
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 53.264', W 77° 0.727'

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U.S. Botanic Garden
Architecture by Bennett, Parsons & Frost, 1933
Easily recognized by the sparkling glass dome of its Conservatory, the U.S. Botanic Garden, overlooking the National Mall, is located near the U.S. Capitol. Visitors can enjoy year round the verdant atmosphere of indoor and outdoor gardens and see plants from around the world. Walk through jungle, desert, oasis, and Jurassic forest habitats and colorful fragrant exhibits about medicinal, economic, and endangered plants. Outdoor exhibits include theme gardens for the home landscape, a mid-Atlantic native plant garden, a rose garden, and the historic Bartholdi Fountain. A variety of programs and tours are offered throughout the year. There is no charge for admission.

Bartholdi Fountain & Park
Sculpture by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi
The Bartholdi Fountain, designed by Frenchman Frédéric Bartholdi (1834-1904) for the U.S. Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, was purchased by the government in 1876, and relocated to this park in 1932. Bartholdi's most famous American work is the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor. The fountain's base features aquatic monsters and fishes while three classical caryatids uphold a wide basin. Originally lighted by gas lamps, the fountain made a lively display
of fire and water at night.

The gardens in Bartholdi Park are designed to honor this great fountain as well as to inspire visitors with its home demonstration gardens. Each garden illustrates design principles and displays plant combinations for a variety of themes and styles, each of a size and scale suitable for the urban or suburban home. Changing seasonal display beds feature outstanding annuals and perennials.
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HM NumberHM237J
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Date Added Sunday, November 26th, 2017 at 7:04am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 325484 N 4306242
Decimal Degrees38.88773333, -77.01211667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.264', W 77° 0.727'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 15.84" N, 77° 0' 43.62" W
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Area Code(s)202, 301
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 172-198 First St SW, Washington DC 20024, US
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