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The Defense Department, currently burning through a $700 billion budget, has a headquarters that looks a lot like a dated shopping mall.

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The Chantilly, Va., museum isn’t exactly a secret — it draws around 1.6 million visitors a year — but it could definitely handle more people.

Murderers and millionaires, war heroes and enslaved workers all lived in Decatur House, which offers free tours on Mondays.

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Monuments and memorials are built for a reason — to say something to future generations, and perhaps even future civilizations. Which ones are getting their message across loud and clear?

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You'll be riveted by the extraordinary life of this great American intellectual and activist, and his grand Victorian home.

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As a D.C. resident, I waited two years to get a White House tour. Then, I found myself on a very strange journey.

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A kamikaze training airplane, a German dive suit, a nuclear submarine missile — this museum has it all.

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Hop-on, hop-off, I rode and reviewed 'em all — and did a lot of eavesdropping along the way. Here's a guide to the best options for tourists and locals alike.

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If you enjoy paging through military documents on laggy touchscreens, this is the museum for you.

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On guided tours of the NGA, there are no wrong answers, but there are dumb ones.

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