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The square provides you with the closest view you will get of the White House. This is the North side of the building, you are much further away when you visit the south side. It is a popular visitor destination so expect people to get...More
Few places are more stunning or historic than Lafayette Square across from the White House on a lovely September day. The statue of Andrew Jackson astride a horse supported by its two hind legs is in the center of the square. Looking south across the...More
I was quite impressed with my visit of this attraction this time. The grass is well tended, appeared to be well-maintained. The flower beds planted with Begonias are beautiful, particularly several rows of them with red flowers.
There appeared to be more benches for visitors...More
Don't understand the comments about poor maintenance. I thought it was very clean and well tended. The statues were very nice and the park gives a nice view of the White House. The only problem is the fence maintenance being done at the White House...More
We could not believe how poorly maintained this park right across from the White House was...shrubs hadn’t been cut in week, grass was over grown and had tones do weeds. Awful. And this was the first green space we came across in DC - horrible...More
I love a Tadeusz Kościuszko statue. That guy was awesome but most Americans don’t know about him. See the statue and Google his story. He’s a legend. Marquis de Lafayette is much more well known and gives his name to the square. Also statues for...More
It is true. I cannot get enough of statues. Whether I am traveling through Europe or New Orleans or Havana or DC, I love statues. So of course, I am going to recommend that you stroll through this area of town during your visit.
Called a square when it is really a rectangle (basically one city block by two city blocks), called Lafayette Square when the central statue is of Andrew Jackson, etc. Actually Lafayette Square has quite an interesting history beyond these curiosities.
In the original plan for...More
If you stop by to take a picture of the White House you should also venture across the street to see the statues in the square. It was a rainy day when we were there, so there were few people on the paths or in...More