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This display and restoration center for some of the museum's magnificent collection
of historic aviation and space artifacts (for further details see National Air and Space
Museum ) opened in December 2003 near Dulles International Airport. Two giant
hangars with accompanying support buildings provide over 760,000 sq ft (70,611 sq
m) of much needed extra display space. South of main terminal at Dulles Interna-
tional Airport, near intersection of rtes 28 & 50
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National Cathedral Schools
Like a medieval cathedral, National Cathedral is surrounded by some of the
most prestigious prep schools in the city. St. Albans' alumni include Al Gore
and Jesse Jackson, Jr. The all-girls National Cathedral School is alma mater to
a number of Rockefellers and Roosevelts. Sidwell Friends School, just up Wis-
consin Avenue, educated Chelsea Clinton, the Nixon daughters, Nancy Davis
Reagan, and currently Barack Obama's daughters.
A Day in Old Town Alexandria
Begin at Christ Church • 118 N Washington St • Open 9am-4pm Mon-Sat,
2-4pm Sun • Donation Google Map , a handsome Georgian-style building
completed in 1773. George Washington's box pew has been preserved. Then
turn right onto Cameron Street toward the harbor. Continue three blocks and
turn right onto North Royal Street. The two buildings on your right comprise
Gadsby's Tavern Museum . The half-hour tours are a fascinating introduction
to colonial life in the city.
Head back to the harbor, turn left just before the Chart House Restaurant, and
continue a half block to the Torpedo Factory Food Pavilion, with its Italian and
Oriental specialties, and coffee bar. Take-out food can be eaten on the Pavil-
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