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Lafayette Square, Washington DC

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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3.9/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
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  • I really enjoyed relaxing in the square. We struck up a few conversations with other during our hour or 2 time here. The famous Andrew Jackson statue is here. I found this area to be great to take a l...  read more »
  • After a long walk from Union Station to the Lincoln Memorial then on to the White House, Lafayette Park was a good place to sit and watch as the squirrels brazenly danced around your feet. 
  • Significant place in front of the White House, used for protests and in the past even for slave market. A lot of dirt due to lack of bins (perhaps for security reasons)
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cool park with gentle breeze, enjoy great view of the White House while relaxing on the one of the many benches under the trees. .
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