US 50, Arlington Virginia
The idea for this gift came from G. L. Verheul, a Dutch government official in The Hague. Queen Juliana endorsed the project, and on April 4, 1952, during a visit to the United States, she gave a small silver bell to President Truman as a symbol of the carillon to come. The carillon itself symbolizes the friendship between the people of the Netherlands and those of the United States.
Other History nearby:
(Waldorf) Afro-American Heritage Museum
(Arlington) Arlington National Cemetery
(Baltimore) B & O Railroad Museum
(Ellicott City) B & O Railroad Station Museum
(Rockville) Beall Dawson House
(Jasper) Beaty-Orton House
05/19 Coming to The Arlington area
National Cherry Blossom Festival Washington DC March20-April14 The nation’s greatest springtime celebration unites for four spectacular weekends including the Cherry Blossom Parade.
Pork in the Park BBQ Festival Salisbury MD April19-21 Follow your nose to the Pork in the Park BBQ Festival. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this Eastern Shore staple will be served up April 19-21st at Salisbury's WinterPlace Park.
Galena Dogwood Festival Galena MD May4 The annual Galena Dogwood Festival is will take place throughout Galena. The parade will have a War of 1812 theme.
Dover Days Festival Dover DE May3-5 As one of the longest running festivals in the state of Delaware, Dover Days dates back to 1933. What started as a garden tour staged by the Dover Garden Club, has now become an annual time to remember First State heritage with community spirit and an entertaining festival of family events.
Dover Days Festival Dover DE May3-5 You can claim Dover, Delaware, the capital city of the First State, as your state capital during the 80th anniversary celebration of the Dover Days Festival!.
Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival West Friendship MD May4-5 A fun-filled weekend of live animals, crafts and supplies, entertainment and more.