Unlocking the Weird, Wonderful and Obscure Secrets of Washington, DC

Lincoln Memorial

Spirit circles, graffiti, brothels, assassinations and Sony Bono are just a few of the backstories behind JoAnn Hill’s new book, Secret Washington DC: A guide to the Weird, Wonderful and Obscure.

DC’s history is America’s history and there is so much of this country’s back story that she has uncovered. In Secret Washington, DC, JoAnn unlocks some interesting history that’s been hiding in plain sight.

  • World War II Memorial
  • Washington, DC view of the Capitol Building
  • Arlington National Memorial

Washington, DC, is the seat of government power in the United States. Around the world…DC is known for the majestic monuments and world-class museums that dot its landscape.  But the fabric of the city is much more than its tourism offerings, political bickering and social circles. Washington’s rich and complex history reflects America’s history…and much of this country’s story is revealed through mysterious relics…underground societies…forgotten and abandoned buildings…and controversial scandals.

Assassinations of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and James Garfield…crimes of passion at the US Capitol…explorations into the occult…those are some of Secret Washington, DC’s dark and untold truths of how our nation emerged. But there are other stories in the book that author JoAnn Hill shines a bright light on like the creativity and innovation that has emerged in the Nation’s capital city—from quirky art installations to architectural oddities like the Mushroom House.


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