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Extend your stay: Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia have so much to offer visitors from across North America and the world. In D.C. itself the world-class Smithsonian Museums are free of charge and are hard to beat, try a cruise along the Potomac, a cocktail on the roof top bar of the W Hotel, some fresh seafood in the many restaurants of Georgetown Harbour and lots more.
Visit George Washington’s home at Mt. Vernon and step back in time, learning about the first president of the United States, his family, and what life was like in the late 18th century. Alexandria is just across the Potomac from Washington and is a beautiful town with much to offer. Old town is full of wonderful shops and restaurants. A free shuttle operates from the Hilton hotel to Pentagon City metro station and King Street station in Alexandria.
Take a tour of the Nation’s Capital, which will look at links that Washington has to Wales. Visit some of the magnificent monuments on the National Mall. Did you know that there is a stone half way up the Washington Monument inscribed in Welsh? And did you know the White House roof once had links to Pontardawe? A few hours from Washington is Monticello, a World Heritage Site in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the historic home of President Thomas Jefferson. Originally a plantation, it is now a museum, research institute, and presidential library. Thomas Jefferson of course had family roots in North Wales.
The North American Festival of Wales is sponsored by the Welsh North American Association