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The Washington Monument welcomed visitors today for the first time in more than two-and-a-half years, after a painstaking restoration to repair earthquake damage.
On the 225th anniversary of his inauguration, look back at George Washington’s road to the presidency.
America’s oldest extant synagogue was dedicated 250 years ago today in Newport, Rhode Island, and later received strong words of support from George Washington.
NYC preservationist makes a potentially major historic find: possible remnants of the Colonial-era Bull’s Head Tavern.
Find out some fascinating facts about this American landmark, which opened to the public 125 years ago.
More than two centuries after George Washington’s death, his wish to build his own presidential library has finally been fulfilled.
When General George Washington needed to boost sagging patriot morale, he enlisted a rarely celebrated holiday—St. Patrick’s Day—to the cause.
On December 19, 1777, 11,000 Continental Army regulars marched into Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, to set up winter quarters during the Revolutionary War.
If genuine, a sketch of a sailboat would be the earliest known document produced by George Washington.
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The New York Public Library, which owns a notebook with a beer recipe by George Washington, announced Wednesday that it would recreate the brew.