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Welcome to DC-AMPeaceTours, the first of many AMPeaceTours™ developed to commemorate and celebrate the efforts of Americans to live and work in peace.  Here you will find a list of sites in Washington, DC that represent the lives and work of people working for peace with links to visitor information, original texts, pertinent videos and historic background.

AMP invites you to share your stories of peace and recommend locations in your communities that represent peace.  With your help Washington DC:AMPeaceTours™ will grow to include locations in all four DC Quadrants, the National Mall and the Greater DC Regional areas that include VA and MD.

Photo of Dorothy Height Memorial MarkerDorothy Height Memorial Marker

George Washington University campus, 19th and H Street, NW,  Washington, DC

Dorothy Irene Height (March 24, 1912 – April 20, 2010) was an American administrator, educator, and social activist.   She was the president of the National Council of Negro Women for forty years, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994, and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004.   Dorothy Height, a civil rights icon for decades, is best known as the chair and president emerita of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW).  She … (click to continue)

Japanese Cherry Trees Marker

Japanese Cherry Tree Marker

This Plaque commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,020 cherry trees from the city of Tokyo to the people of Washington, D.C.  which became the origin of DC’s annual National Cherry Blossom Festival.  These trees are a living reminder of the good will and friendship shared by the peoples of Japan and the United States…(click to continue)

Photo of Dumbarton Oaks Gardens, Library and Museum, Washington, DCDumbarton Oaks

1703 32nd St NW,  Washington, DC 20007

In the late summer and early fall of 1944, at the height of the Second World War, a series of important diplomatic meetings took place at Dumbarton Oaks, resulting in the United Nations charter that was adopted in San Francisco in 1945… (click to continue)

The Albert Einstein Memorial

Albert Einstein Memorial

2101 Constitution Ave NW,  Washington, DC 20418

The Einstein Memorial draws thousands of visitors each year and has become perhaps the NAS Building’s most recognizable symbol.  The bronze sculpture depicts NAS member Albert Einstein, often called… (click to continue)

The Right of Peaceable Assembly

Freedom of Speech and Peaceable Assembly

Throughout Washington, DC.

In Washington, DC, the nation’s Capital, there are many opportunities to see people exercising their right to Freedom of Speech and to Peaceably Assemble.  Visit Lafayette Square, behind the White House, to the north and throughout National Mall.  Visit the Newseum a museum dedicated to the First Amendment Rights of the U.S. Constitution… (click to continue)

The Mohandas K. Ghandi Memorial

Mahatma Ghandi Memorial Statue

2107 Massachusetts Ave. NW,  Washington, DC 20008

The Mahatma Gandhi Memorial is located on a triangular island along Massachusetts Avenue, NW of Dupont Circle at Massachusetts Ave. & 21st St NW in Washington, D.C. The memorial is directly across…(click to continue)

Photo of carved text at the Kahlil Gibran Memorial and Meditation GardenKahlil Gibran Memorial and Meditative Garden

3100 Massachusetts Avenue, NW,  Washington, DC 20008

The Kahlil Gibran Memorial Garden was founded in 1991 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the poet’s birth. The Memorial Garden was designed by renowned sculptor Gordon Kray… (click to continue)

The Thomas Jefferson Memorial

Thomas Jefferson Memorial

701 East Basin Drive SW,  Washington, DC 20242

Situated on the shores of the Tidal Basin, the Jefferson Memorial can be seen as a prominent landmark of the southern Washington DC horizon.  Inside the Memorial… (click to continue)

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial

1964 Independence Avenue SW,  Washington, DC 20001

The Memorial was planned to evoke the memory and spiritual presence of Dr. King.  It is intended honor not only a great man, but the values that empowered his leadership, including… (click to continue)

Bronze full-size statue of President Abraham Lincoln outside the Soldiers' Home summer cottage where he and his family stayed, 1861-1864.Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home

140 Rock Creek Church Road, NW, Washington, DC 20011

President Lincoln and his family spent the difficult Civil War summers of 1862-1864 living in this gothic revival cottage on the grounds of the Soldiers’ Home with the President commuting daily to the White House on horseback or by carriage.  Living at the Soldiers’ Home was a constant reminder of the human cost of war and … (click to continue)

Photo of the Newseum, a DC museum dedicated to telling the story of the value of a free press in a free society.


555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC  20001

The Newseum is an interactive museum dedicated to free speech that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits.  It features seven levels of galleries, theaters, … (click to continue)

Eleanor Roosevelt at the FDR Memorial

Eleanor Roosevelt at the FDR Memorial

The FDR Memorial,  1850 West Basin Drive SW,  Washington, DC

This Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial Statue is located in the fourth room of the FDR Memorial… (click to continue)

The Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Memorial

FDR (Franklin Delano Roosevelt) Memorial

1850 West Basin Drive SW,  Washington, DC 20242

The Memorial sits on what is known as the Cherry Tree Walk and covers a total of about 7.5 acres (3 ha). It consists of a series of four outdoor rooms, one for each of FDR’s terms. Inside the rooms… (click to continue)

The Charles Sumner School

The Charles Sumner School, Museum and Archives

1201 17th Street (M and 17th Street), NW, Washington, DC

The Charles Sumner School is the official museum and archives for the DC public school system and houses pertinent memorabilia and artifacts.  The Museum is open to the public free of charge… (click to continue)

United States Department of State

United States Department of State (DoS)

2201 C Street NW,  Washington, DC 20520

The U.S. Department of State is headquartered in the Harry S. Truman Building located at 2201 C Street, NW, a few blocks west of the White House and across the street from the… (click to continue)

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP)

U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP)

2301 Constitution Avenue, NW,  Washington, DC 20037

The United States Institute of Peace is an independent, nonpartisan institution established and funded by Congress to increase the nation’s capacity to manage international conflict without violence…(click to continue)

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