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Washington, our Nation's Capital, is well known across the Nation and around the world for its historic and cultural attractions. The U.S. Government Printing Office offers for sale a variety of publications featuring the sights of the greater Washington DC area. The following publications will help you to plan an eventful trip and experience the National Capital area's beautiful cities, parks, museums, and other attractions.

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal: A Guide to Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, Maryland, District of Columbia, and West Virginia

Publisher: Interior Dept., National Park Service

Description: Official National Park Handbook 142. Provides information on the 19th century canal era such as: how the canal was built, how it worked, who made it work, and what it contributed to developing agriculture, mining, and industry in the Potomac River basin. Also provides a concise travel guide with detailed canal maps, and other reference materials to make the most of a visit to the canal. Also known as C&O Canal. Item 649.

Year/Pages: 1991: 111 p.; ill.

Price: $12.50 Add To Cart

Arlington House: A Guide to Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, Virginia

Publisher: Interior Dept., National Park Service, Division of Publications

Description: National Park Service Handbook 133. Consists of 3 parts. Pt. 1 introduces General Lee and Arlington House. Pt. 2 presents a brief historical account of the house and its occupants, the Custises and the Lees. Pt. 3 provides concise information on the house and grounds. Previously listed incorrectly under ISBN 0-16-003513-9. L.C. card 85-18925. Item 649.

Year/Pages: 1985: 48 p.; ill.

Price: $7.50 Add To Cart

Jamestown Archeological Assessment: Colonial National Historical Park, Yorktown, Virginia

Publisher: Interior Dept., National Park Service

Description: Describes the Jamestown Archeological Assessment project begun in 1992. Includes historical information discovered as a result of the project.

Year/Pages: 2001: 136 p.; ill.

Price: $7.50 Add To Cart

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