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Exploring the Nation's Capital With the Inside Self-Storage World Expo

Jim Chiswell Comments
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Presidential Memorials

The iconic Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and Jefferson Memorial are all must-visits if this will be your first time in the D.C. area. All are maintained by the National Park Service. The Lincoln and Jefferson memorials are open 24 hours a day. The Washington Monument is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Details are available at

More Adventures

If you’re up for a sightseeing adventure, there are many to choose from, including the 90-minute DC Ducks land-and-water tour that departs from Union Station ( Capitol River Cruises on the Georgetown Waterfront offers a 45-minute sightseeing tour from the Potomac River (

Other tours include Tourmobile (, Old Town Trolley Tours ( and Open Top Sightseeing (, which offer hop-on, hop-off narrated tours year-round, along with night tours of the monuments and memorials. The routes of Open Top and Old Town Trolley include stops at neighbourhood attractions like the Washington National Cathedral ( and National Zoological Park (

Washington, D.C., is one of the most visited cities in America. Its official website,, contains a wealth of information and helpful links to help you make the most of your trip. There is also a direct link for The National Harbor complex at Also remember that once there, you’re only a two-hour drive from Colonial Williamsburg ( and Thomas Jefferson’s home at Monticello (  

I look forward to seeing you at the ISS Expo in D.C.!
Jim Chiswell is the owner of Chiswell & Associates LLC. Since 1990, his firm has provided feasibility studies, acquisition due diligence and customized manager training for the self-storage industry. He has served for a number of years on the Inside Self-Storage Editorial Advisory Board, is a moderator on the online community and is faculty member of the Self-Storage Training Institute. He can be reached at 434.589.4446; e-mail; visit

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