The U.S. Government Printing Office's 150th Anniversary History Exhibit may be small but it has a few tricks up it's sleeve. I recommend stopping by if you are in the area of Union Station because it's only a block or two away and can be a quick tour if you don't have a lot of time.
Once inside you'll find yourself surrounded by all kinds of historical documents. I can see how the Government Printing Office would be overlooked by most people. In fact, I initially considered them as just a giant
Kinko's FedEx Office.
This post is going to be very short so enjoy the photos and go have a look for yourself.
My favorite part of the exhibit was the original printed copy of the preliminary version of the Emancipation Proclamation. Very cool to see up close.
Distance from office: 0.1 miles
Door to door time: 5 minutes
Tour time: 50 minutes
Transportation used: Walked
- Metal detectors (allot a few extra minutes) so leave your knife at home.
- They've crammed a lot of history into such a small exhibit. It's worth going back to read all of the details.
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