Civil War 150: Washington, DC

April marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War.   The Washington, DC area played a big part in the war.  The city took on the role of military headquarters and logistics center. More Civil War battles were fought in the Capital Region than anywhere else. Several Civil War era buildings and statues of war heroes are scattered across the city.  

 Destination DC has a great website dedicated to the commemoration of the Civil War. The site offers information about special events and exhibitions in and around Washington, DC. Be sure to check out the list of 150 insider tips on Civil War related things to do in DC.

Here are some other great resources for information about Civil War commemorations in Washington, DC:

Washington Post: Civil War 150

Civil War 150, a commemoration by The Smithsonian

African American Civil War Memorial (Opens July 2011)

Civil War 150th Anniversary Events in DC area

Capital Region USA Civil War Trails 

There is even a quiz on the Civil War Statues around town. See how you do!

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Georgetown Suites is an upscale all suite hotel located in the heart of Historic Georgetown in Washington, DC. We are surrounded by unique shops and restaurants. We would love to accommodate you on your next visit to DC. This blog is intended to share information about Georgetown and Washington, DC that are of interest to our guests.
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