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American Artifacts: Old Naval Observatory

Old Naval Observatory

Old Naval Observatory

Washington, DC
Sunday, February 6, 2011

This week, we join the Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia for a tour of the Old Naval Observatory, which is not open to the public. Located near the Lincoln Memorial, it was built in 1844 and operated until 1893, when a new observatory was constructed a few miles away. The tour was given by Navy Medical Department historian Jan Herman.

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