As well as the main attractions covered in this guide, also included are lesser known sites such as Dumbarton Oaks and its gorgeous gardens; bustling Eastern Market, a popular weekend brunch stop; and Frederick Douglass' former residence. Guided walks help you get to know different areas, including a brick sidewalk tour of stately Georgetown and a spin around the President's neighbourhood. You'll find 3D art depicting the U.S. Capitol and the White House, plus one of the majestic National Cathedral, as well as detailed museum floor plans.Extensive features help explain some of the undercurrents of this fascinating place, including insights into the political machine and how the Old Guard Washington works. Organised into nine different neighbourhoods, the guide begins in the heart of the nation, on Capitol Hill; and moves on to the Mall; the White House and around; the up-and-coming downtown; Georgetown; Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan; Cleveland Park; Anacostia and Northeast Washington; and Arlington and Alexandria. An excursions chapter covers the nearby Potomac River plantations (including Mount Vernon); and historic Annapolis.