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Arlington, VA 22206
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Constructed in 1922, the Lomax African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church is a church of the African-Americans. It is believed that Martin Luther King addressed an audience in the basement of this church, which is why the place is of historic importance. The building is built following the Gothic-Revival style of architecture using red bricks and also has a cemetery and parsonage on site. The oldest grave in the cemetery dates as old as 1882. It would take least amount of time for one to locate the church, as it is situated right in the center of the South 24th Road. If you are visiting Arlington, the Lomax African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church is definitely worth a trip.
The Hume School is a historic structure that is an Arlington County Landmark and is also on the National Register of Historic Places since 1979. The former school holds the record for being one of the oldest school building in the county of Arlington. The building was designed by B. Stanley Simmons in Queen Anne inspired architecture. Now owned and looked after by the Arlington Historical Society, the house is used as a local history museum.
Trinity Episcopal Church is a gorgeous church located at the Columbia Pike. Surrounded by gardens and stone walls, this place has a lovely rustic charm. Its chapel is quite spacious and can accommodate a large number of invitees, it is furnished with wooden pews and illuminated with bright yellow lights that make the place look ethereal. The alter is drenched in wonderful hues of white and is always decorated with fresh roses and candles. The church has a vast patio which is used for wedding ceremonies and also becomes a make-shift playground for kids. Variety of religious and cultural activities keep the church busy throughout the year.
Formed in 1988, Alexandria Presbyterian Church was the vision of a group of people who were determined to establish a Presbyterian Church of America in the heart of Alexandria. While still relatively young, this congregation has already established traditions that promote fellowship within the church and the community. Among these are an Easter Sunrise service, Thanksgiving service and softball teams.
The Air Force Memorial is a tribute and honor to the air force personnel of United States of America. It is was built in 2006 and is open to public visitation throughout the year, free of charge. The memorial also has a shop which houses items sold exclusively at the memorial. There are many concerts and events that take place at this memorial throughout the year. For more details, please see the website.
Fort Ward was a crucial part of the wide defensive system built around Washington during the Civil War. The fort stands in the swath of territory that Union troops captured from Virginia shortly after the state joined the Confederacy. Today, visitors can wander the gardens in the 40-acre park surrounding the fort, picnic and enjoy summer concerts in the amphitheater. Fort Ward itself has been almost fully restored. The museum contains much to interest children and Civil War buffs, from musical instruments to medical equipment.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington is all about celebration in the name of God. They are deeply committed towards making this world one, big family. Diversity is welcomed and a good combination of love and care is what they aim to achieve. They have events running all throughout the year like the Annual Friends and Family Weekend, the Choir Concert, the Russell Garth Memorial Service and the Annual Congregational Meeting to name a few. All the gatherings are dedicated to God and the results are the proof for that.
This pleasant park is situated just north of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. With its flat terrain and location right on the water, the park attracts cyclists and boaters, but its biggest draw is probably the close proximity to the airport (a mere 400 feet away). People come to watch the planes land and take off, flying in low right above them. An added bonus is a nice view of the Washington skyline.
Arlington National Cemetery is the final resting place of many who gave their lives in service to the country. Two US presidents - John F. Kennedy and William Howard Taft - are buried here. The crew of the Challenger space shuttle, civil rights leader Medgar Evers and film star Audie Murphy are among the many honored here. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers, containing remains of unidentified soldiers from World Wars I, II, and the Korean War, is guarded 24 hours a day. The changing of the guard ceremony is a moving tribute to them. Arlington House, the home of Robert E. Lee until the outbreak of the Civil War, is located on the cemetery grounds. Visitors may walk through the cemetery or board a tour tram.
Arlington House once belonged to Confederate General Robert E. Lee, whose wife, Mary Custis, a great-granddaughter of George Washington, inherited the home. During the Civil War, Union troops made the house their headquarters. The home is furnished as it was when the Lees raised their seven children here. Park rangers dressed in period costume help dramatize the era. Enjoy a stunning view of Washington from the front of the hillside mansion. As the mansion is located within Arlington National Cemetery, visitors must either walk from the Visitor Center or join the Tourmobile Sightseeing tour of the cemetery.
Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove pays tribute and honor to the President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson. Dedicated in 1974, this memorial grove was incorporated in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
History buffs interested in the dwellings of an ordinary man in the 18th Century will be thrilled to visit the Ball Sellers House. Possibly the oldest standing building in Arlington today, the house was the home of a yeoman farmer John Ball, who lived in this modest dwellings with his wife and five daughters. The house has passed through several owners since including William Carlin, a tailor who counts George Washington and George Mason among his famous clientele. Packed with history and interesting stories, visitors will also get the rare opportunity to view a clapboard roof. The house is open for public tours from April to October on Saturdays between 1:00p and 4:00p. School and group tours can be set up by appointment.