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Lutheran College Washington Semester | An Experience of a Lifetime | Wasington, D.C. | Arligton Cemetery | Arlington Nationl Cemetery

Rosslyn, VA, is located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., and is close to many local attractions.  The following list contains just a few points of interest; there are many, many more outside of Rosslyn within the D.C. Metro area.


Arlington National Cemetery -  This cemetery is widely regarded as the nation’s most hallowed grounds.  Sites of interest include: the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the graves of Presidents William Howard Taft and John F. Kennedy, and Robert E. Lee’s house. -  Check out to find up-to-date theatre and dance performances, as well as concerts, in Arlington, Rosslyn, and Metro D.C. Many events are free!


Fort Myer - Fort Myer is the home of the oldest active military division in the U.S. Army, the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment.  Visit the Old Guard Museum and the grave site of Black Jack - the rider-less horse that marched in more than 150 funerals, including those of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson.


Georgetown - A nationally-designated historic district, Georgetown was founded in 1751.  Today, this D.C. neighborhood boasts over 450 shopping, entertainment, and dining options.  A quick walk or Circulator ride from Rosslyn, Georgetown is a prime destination for students and families alike.

The “Deep Throat” Garage - 1820 North Nash St -  Column 32 D.  The now famous garage where “Deep Throat” (Mark Felt) met with Woodward and Bernstein during the early-1970′s that exposed the Watergate Scandal.


The Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima) - The Marine Corps War Memorial stands as a symbol of the Nation’s esteem for the honored dead of the U.S. Marine Corps.  While the statue depicts one of the most famous moments of World War II, the Memorial is dedicated to all Marines who have given their lives in defense of the United States since 1775.  The statue, with its 60-foot-tall bronze flagpole, stands 78 feet tall.  It is the largest cast bronze statue in the world.  The statue is located on the other side of Arlington Blvd. (Hwy 50), across from River Place.


The Netherlands Carillon - This bell tower symbolizes the friendship between the people of the Netherlands and those of the United States.  The 49-bell tower was presented by the Dutch as a tribute to the United States for aid during World War II. The largest bell has a diameter of nearly 7 feet and weighs 12,654 pounds.  Carillon concerts can be heard on Saturdays and national holidays during the summer months.  It is positioned between the Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima) and Arlington National Cemetery.


Theodore Roosevelt Island - A 91-acre wooded island with hiking trails dedicated to the 26th President, whose greatest legacy was in conservation.  A memorial on the island features many of Presdient Roosevelt's most thought-provoking quotes, as well as a statue of the great outdoorsman, naturalist and visionary.

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