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History of the U.S. Capitol lives in the middle of the woods

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By Laura Wainman and Amanda Andrade-Rhoades, DC Refined

WASHINGTON (DC Refined) In the late 1950s, parts of the Capitol were renovated to create new office space and a subway terminal.

The removed facade pieces were dumped in Rock Creek Park, where they now languish, covered by vines. The Capitol Stones are barely off of the beaten path - they're just half a mile from the Rock Creek Park Horse Center parking lot.

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However, stumbling across the maze of crumbling stones feels like uncovering a mystery worthy of Indiana Jones.

Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/DC Refined

Many of the stones still have intricate carvings that have barely been tainted by encroaching vines. This locals-only attraction is definitely worth a visit, even if the location is visible on Google Maps.

For more check out the photo gallery by DC Refined here.

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