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|Founded||April 24, 1800|
Mon - Sat: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
|Public Transit||By Subway (Metro) |
Closest Metro Stop: Capitol South (orange/blue line)
Exit station using main exit
Walk approximately 2 blocks N on 1st Street SE.
Alternative Metro Stop: Union Station (red line) - .5 miles
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