One of the few good things about the three and a half years I spent living in New Jersey in the late 80's was the proximity to history.
It was pretty cool to be able to go to Philadelphia on the Fourth of July and visit places like Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence and The Constitution were signed.
Mt. Vernon, the home of George Washington was reasonably close.
As was Washington, D.C. itself. Where you can find this deeply disturbing, vaguely homo-erotic statue of a bare-chested, toga-wearing, powdered wig-sporting George Washington pointing to baby jebus and offering a medieval broadsword to the visitor for no apparent reason.
As you can see, some (republican) visitors become so moved, that they actually go down on the statue. Which I think is just wrong.
I've always been rather fond of this photo...
It's a cabin in Jockey Hollow which is part of the Morristown National Historical Park where Washington and his Army endured the hard winter of 1779-1780.
My office was in Morristown and we took a shortcut through this park everyday on our way to work.
There was also the Jefferson Memorial.
Thomas Jefferson has always been one of my favorite Presidents.
"It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty Gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." - Thomas Jefferson
You also have the Library of Congress
The Supreme Court
The Lincoln Memorial
I also have TONS of photos from the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum and it's affiliated facilities. But I'll just post this one.
Yep. That's right, bitches. I'm "da bomb".