National Academy of Sciences
Made up of approximately 2250 members, including almost 200 Nobel Prize winners, these are the folks the government hits up for...
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
The opposite of DC's white, gleaming marble is this black, low-lying 'V,' an expression of the psychic scar wrought by the Vietnam War....
Albert Einstein Memorial
The nicely landscaped grounds in front of the National Academy of Sciences feature DC’s most huggable monument: the Albert Einstein...
20th St NW · interesting places nearby
Federal Reserve information
‘The Fed,’ which resembles a cross between a Greek temple and a Soviet-era bunker, is the Olympus of the Gods of the American Economy. Unfortunately, you won’t see too much fiscal action on tours; these focus on the Fed's art collection, part of which is displayed in the atrium of the Eccles Building. The permanent collection is a survey of American art from the 1830s to the present. The group also presents rotating exhibitions of borrowed art on varied themes like currency design. Call to reserve at least five days in advance.