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Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012 at 3:29 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

A 19th-Century Christmas at Winterthur

A 19th-Century Christmas at Winterthur

Experience the early 19th-century beginnings of an American Christmas at Winterthurs Yuletide Winter Tour that features a winter garden, tree lightings and room displays. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012 at 9:20 AM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Pics: Holidays at Monticello

During December, Monticello offers special holiday tours for a rare chance to... See Full Gallery »

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012 at 12:24 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Hands-On History at Constitution Center

Hands-On History at Constitution Center

Immerse yourself in the past at Philly's interactive history museum, the National Constitution Center. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012 at 1:32 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Va.'s Oldest Home: Bacon's Castle

Va.'s Oldest Home: Bacon's Castle

Take a tour of Virginia's oldest brick dwelling and 17th-century gardens at Bacon's Castle in Surry, Va. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012 at 9:49 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Pics: Kenmore Plantation

Take a tour of George Washington's sister's home in Fredericksburg, Va., which... See Full Gallery »

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 at 2:11 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Wine Wednesdays: Keswick Vineyards

Wine Wednesdays: Keswick Vineyards

Keswick Vineyards, located in southern Virginia, sits on the historic Edgewood Estate. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012 at 11:27 AM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Pics: Maymont Estate and Gardens

On this American county estate, you'll find the historic 12,000-square-foot... See Full Gallery »

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 5:46 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Paranormal Lighthouse Tours: This Is a Thing

Paranormal Lighthouse Tours: This Is a Thing

Bring your video camera for a paranormal type of night at Point Lookout Lighthouse in Scotland, Md. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2012 at 3:51 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Fourth of July at Mount Vernon

Fourth of July at Mount Vernon

Watch daytime fireworks over the Potomac, eat free birthday cake and witness a naturalization ceremony for 100 new citizens. Read »

Monday, Jun 25, 2012 at 4:38 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

A Father, Son and an Engine That Could

 A Father, Son and an Engine That Could

The Walkersville Southern Railroad will have a train that was bought and restored by a father and son team ready for train excursions. Hank the Tank will be in town for three weekends after June 23. Read »

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Worth the Trip dishes up details on travel deals, far-out events (literally), getaway ideas and more. Whether you're hitting the road for a long weekend or barely crossing the Beltway, Worth the Trip finds the best reasons to stay close to home... just not TOO close. (Sign up for the e-letter here.)

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Sarah Pixley Sarah is a freelance photographer and the founder of True Icon Photo. When she's not snapping photos of a ridiculous amount of objects, she spends her time enjoying the splendor of D.C. life. Send her tips and ideas: sarah (at) trueiconphoto (dot) com.
Carissa DiMargo Carissa DiMargo as a web editor and writer for NBCWashington.com. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.