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Daughters of the American Revolution Museum Washington Houses several hundred thousand books, historical documents, manuscripts, and genealogical material.
Lafayette Square Washington Dedicated to Lafayette in 1824; at each corner is a statue of one foreign generals who served in the war.
Library of Congress Washington Established in 1800, the collection includes a recreation of Jefferson’s library of 6,487 books, which he donated in 1815. Guided and self-guided tours available.
National Archives Washington Contains the original of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and more.
National Museum of American History Washington Houses a large collection of artifacts from the Revolution.
National Portrait Gallery Washington Contains historical portraits, including works by John Trumbull, Gilbert Stuart, John Singleton Copley, Mather Brown, and others.

Loyalism was a siren call for the British. They were constantly bending their strategy to conform to the chimera of Loyalist support that was assumed to be there but somehow never materialized. Howe’s Philadelphia campaign and Burgoyne’s invasion from Canada, as well as the British strategy in the South, were based on the assumption that large numbers of Loyalists would rise in support, if only sufficiently encouraged and protected ...

Michael Stephenson
Patriot Battles: How the War of Independence Was Fought (2007)