Washington, D.C.

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Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.

What's out there® Cultural Landscapes Guide

The What’s Out There Washington, D.C. guide is the latest in a new 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 one meant to inspire the world, to promote democracy, and to stand as an enduring work of art.

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Explore a diverse range of nationally significant landscape types and styles through original and concise illustrated essays of nearly 70 examples and view their locations on an interactive map. 

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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.