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Bartholdi Park

Independence Avenue, Washington DC, DC
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A Surprise - And Often Missed Park

This small park is out of the way, but after a busy day, it was enjoyable just to walk slowly... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Norcross, Georgia
Nice park

Situated between Independence Ave and 1st Street SW is a small park with the Bartholdi fountain as... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
Millersville, Maryland
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8 Nov 2017
“A Surprise - And Often Missed Park”
25 Aug 2017
“Nice park”
Independence Avenue, Washington DC, DC
Independence Avenue, Washington DC, DC
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

This small park is out of the way, but after a busy day, it was enjoyable just to walk slowly through this area.

Thank bharrier
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Situated between Independence Ave and 1st Street SW is a small park with the Bartholdi fountain as its centerpiece. The park is small and unique since it seemed to be in the middle of everything on our route from the US Capitol to the White...More

Thank kimsX7442XV
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Beautiful historic garden filled with flowers centered around a magnificent fountain. Located near both the Capitol and the National Arboretum...lovely, lovely place for taking photos! Bartholdi was the architect of the Capitol which stands majestically in the background! Charming and romantic especially at sunset or...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

It's probably nice but it's pretty ordinary around me now. Go to the botanical gardens and find out from there. Not independence and 14th. Wrong location. Wrong location.

Thank Gilli255325
Reviewed 4 July 2015

We wanted to check out this small park, featuring a gorgeous fountain designed by the same artist who sculpted the Statue of Liberty, during our recent trip to DC. The garden was in gorgeous bloom, so we took our time, admiring different parts of the...More

Thank bradshawgirl
Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

Pretty little park with a beautiful fountain by Bartholdi. Kids enjoyed seeing the fountain and comparing his work to the Statue of Liberty.

Thank proudteacher5
Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

Its a nice place with nature just behimd the botanic garden. Its not a must see attraction, but if you are walking in the region is a nice option.

Thank jstorckmann
Reviewed 21 October 2014

I stumbled across the park and fountain on my way to the Botanic Garden and was so happy at my good fortune. The fountain is beautiful and the small park is an oasis of peacefulness in an area where cars and people are in a...More

1  Thank M H
Reviewed 10 October 2014

This must surely be one of the best little hidden gems in all of Washington DC. I suspect visitors and commuters alike just drive right on by. Located south of the Botanic Gardens greenhouse, next to the new American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, at...More

2  Thank FrankieJames
Reviewed 9 July 2014

This beautiful gem is in a park just outside the Botanical Garden in DC. The fountain was designed by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi who later designed the Statue of Liberty. The fountain was designed for the Centennial Exhibition held in Philadelphia. It was purchased by the...More

Thank RoadWarriorFromPA
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