Washington, D.C.

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The What’s Out There Washington, D.C. guide is one of an ever-growing series of guides from The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF). The guides are derived from our What’s Out There database of more than 2,000 landscapes and include essays coupled with maps and overarching historial narratives.

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From its monumental core to the smallest of parks, the landscape legacy of Washington, D.C., is meant to inspire the world, promote democracy, and stand as an enduring work of art.

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Read nearly 80 illustrated essays on a diverse range of nationally significant landscapes, arranged by type and style.

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Since its origination in 1791, planning for the District has attracted visionaries. Read biographies of more than 60 landscape architects and, for some, watch original oral history videos about their process.