- Spy Museum
- Founding Farmers
- Library of Congress
- Botanic Garden
- Freer Gallery
In regard to the Spy Museum, I must say that I was a bit disappointed. For anyone who is considering going, unless you are a James Bond fan, I would say that it is not worth the admission charge. There were some mediocre displays of spy gizmos and gadgets, but overall the museum was a strange mix between fiction and history. Since I do not watch spy movies, I did not like that so much of the museum was dedicated to fictional characters from movies. The layout of the museum was also strange and confusing.
Before the WII luncheon with Senator Tydings, I made a quick stop at the Library of Congress since I had never been there before. I was not expecting it to be so beautiful on the inside! When I went up to the 2nd floor I noticed that there were quotes lining the upper section of the wall. One that stood out to me was the following: "The foundation of every state is the education of its youth."
Finally, the Freer Gallery was definitely worth visiting. It was a smaller museum, not as overwhelming as the National Gallery, and it featured unique Asian art pieces from places such as India, China and Japan. Some of the pieces were extremely old, dating back to the BC era. If you decide to go to this gallery, the Peacock Room is a must see.