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Address: 3450 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20392-0001
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Timing is everything

We were walking back from the National Cathedral when we heard a cacophony of sirens coming up Massachusetts Avenue. SUVs with sirens and lights, two limousines followed by more... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2016
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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to sign up in advance to get a tour. The whole purpose of this scientific site is to provide exact positioning, navigation and timing for the US Navy. The Vice President's house is also located on the property and the place is heavily secured. Our tour was on a cloudy, rainy night so they wouldn't open the roof... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

We were walking back from the National Cathedral when we heard a cacophony of sirens coming up Massachusetts Avenue. SUVs with sirens and lights, two limousines followed by more SUVs, one with its back window open and an armed secret service man pointing an automatic weapon to the rear. It was Vice President Biden coming home to the Naval Observatory.... More 

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Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

We went there and they were not doing tours anymore. We were all very disappointed that we went all the way there and had to turn around. Waste most of the day on this.

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Columbia City, Oregon
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Reviewed 6 November 2014

I found out that the Vice President's home is located here with in the gates. It looked very pretty driving by in our taxi.

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NOLENSVILLE
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

We were not sure what to expect, but it was a little disappointing. The tour started with information about Time-which was interesting at first. If the tour started closer to dark and the group was smaller there would not be the need to spend so much time talking about time. Once we got to the Observatory we got the chance... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 March 2013

The Vice President’s house is on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory at One, Observatory Circle. While no tours are available, you can get your photo taken ‘in front of’ this house. Here’s how. Take a trip up Massachusetts Avenue, enjoying the various Embassies along Embassy Road. When you get to the British Embassy, you can turn in at... More 

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