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Our daily look at deals and getaways
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 »

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 »

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 »

Thursday, Nov 15, 2012 at 5:23 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Paper in the Spotlight at Book Arts Fair

Paper in the Spotlight at Book Arts Fair

Get inspired at this years Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair in Silver Spring, a three-day event showcasing fine art prints, book art and demos. 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 »

Monday, Nov 12, 2012 at 11:31 AM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Late-Night Bash at B'more Museum of Art

Late-Night Bash at B'more Museum of Art

The Baltimore Museum of Art reopens its Contemporary Wing with a weekend of celebration. Read »

Friday, Oct 5, 2012 at 7:43 AM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Antietam Battlefield Restages 1862 Photo Exhibit

Antietam Battlefield Restages 1862 Photo Exhibit

The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is recreating Mathew Brady's famous 1862 photographic exhibition documenting the Civil War's Battle of Antietam. Read »

Thursday, Sep 6, 2012 at 4:48 PM
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By Rachel Greene

Neil Armstrong's Visor, Gloves on Display

Neil Armstrong's Visor, Gloves on Display

After Armstrong's death Aug. 25, the Smithsonian wanted to give visitors "a sense of human scale.” 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 Maymont house museum, an arboretum, gardens, and activities throughout the year.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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Authors
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.