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Visit D.C.'s Best Off-the-Beaten-Path Historic Homes and Gardens

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:32:29 +0000
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<p>Washington, D.C. is a hot spot for museums, with no shortage of indoor places to visit and explore. But it's summer, which means it's time to get outside. Luckily for those who enjoy a cultural fix along with their sunshine, there are plenty of interesting historic homes that include beautiful estates and gardens in our nation's capital, too.</p><p>For many of these locations, fighting crowds isn’t a problem. These houses and gardens aren’t the typical tourist haunts. And while museums have their own charms, visiting a home where someone once lived can provide a uniquely intimate experience.</p><p></p><p>Here are six of the best historic estates to visit this summer in Washington, D.C.:</p>
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