U.S. Capitol Building - Washington, D.C.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 38° 53.388 W 077° 00.533
18S E 325770 N 4306465
Quick Description: The U.S. Capitol Building found it's home on Capitol Hill.
Location: District of Columbia, United States
Date Posted: 12/7/2013 6:54:24 PM
Waymark Code: WMJN3N
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Bernd das Brot Team
Views: 4

Long Description:
The U.S. Capitol was partially destroyed during the burning of Washington from the British in the war of 1812. After British troop had pasted Yankee forces in the Battle of Bladensburg, Major General Robert Ross and his troops came to Washington and set fire to many government funded buildings including the U.S. Capitol. The British command was strictly enforce to only burn public buildings and not those privately owned. The capitol was then closed for a few years and it was latter rebuilt. The capitol then moved in the meantime to the Old Brick Capitol, now the U.S. Supreme court building, until the restorations could be complete in 1819.
State/States the Park is located...: District of Columbia

Park Designation: Historic Park/Site

Website From the National Parks Service Page of this Waymark...: [Web Link]

SECONDARY website.: http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/wash/dc76.htm

Are pictures included?: yes

Times the Visitors Center (or Park) is Open....: Not listed

Months the Visitors Center/Park is open...: Not listed

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