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Lafayette Square, Washington DC

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  • If the park was anywhere else it would just be a kinda dirty park with a giant statue of Andrew Jackson. But it's right across from the White House so it's cool.  more »
  • Lafayette Square affords a beautiful view of the front of the White House. A nice place to meet up with friends or just sit on a bench and relax.  more »
  • Fun park to walk around on your way to the White House. It was freezing and snowy so we didn't explore like we wanted to but bet it's beautiful in the spring. Good historical statues.  more »
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  • Good place to sit near the White House. Not as many bums as Franklin Square, probably due to Secret Service presence. Neat statues of foreign fighters for the American Revolution, too, including von Steuben, Rochambeau, Kosciuszko, and Lafayette, of course. Later ruined by the same statue of Jackson that every city has plopped in the middle of the park, but still a good park all the same.
  • One of the more beautiful small parks in DC, Lafayette Square is best known for its frequent and continual succession of various protests due to its strategic location across from the White House's north facade and pedestrian plaza. The park itself provides a beautiful vantage point for snapping some great pics of the White House with the Washington Monument rising behind it. A great place for a respite after walking around DC and all the sites to take in.
  • A great staging area before you plunge yourself into the madness that is the viewing area of the White House. It's a quaint spot, with nicely aged trees that offer that much needed shade on those suffocatingly hot DC summer days. Be warned, if you're not into having your pictures taken, don't go near here. You will be filmed from every angle this side of Hollywood
  • Such an appropriately situated garden dedicated to the man who so adored & emulated Washington. A lovely place to contemplate the magnitude of a single man's life.
  • The statues are all magnificant, and of cource the view of the White House is great. However, the lawn and fountains are not well maintained, and some of the park benches seems pretty beat up.