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Monday, Jan 14, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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By Carissa DiMargo

'Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition'

'Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition'

The spectacular exhibition from Vegas includes a full-scale replica of the Grand Staircase and 300+ artifacts from the ship's debris field. Read »

Thursday, Jan 3, 2013 at 9:44 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

A Street Named Elfreth's Alley

A Street Named Elfreth's Alley

Tour of one of the oldest residential streets in America, Elfreth's Alley in Philadelphia. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2012 at 3:51 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Wine Wednesdays: The Winery at Bull Run

Wine Wednesdays: The Winery at Bull Run

The winery just opened its doors in June, but the setting is pure 1860s, from the scenic countryside to the Civil War-era winemaking demos and artifacts. Read »

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... View 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... View 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 Maym... View gallery »

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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 Media. 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: info (at) trueiconmedia (dot) com.
Carissa DiMargo Carissa DiMargo is an editor and writer for NBC Washington. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.