The federal agency responsible for instituting America's farm-related policies is housed in two distinctive buildings. The ... More
Department of Agriculture
The federal agency responsible for instituting America's farm-related policies is housed in two distinctive buildings. The older building is on the north side of Independence Avenue. Construction on the white marble building began in 1905. Of particular interest are the cornices on the north side depicting forests, grains, flowers and fruits. The newer building, built between 1930 and 1936, lies on the other side of Independence Avenue. The Agriculture Visitors Information Center (Room 103A in the Administration Building) offers changing exhibits.
Tired and hungry of walking around the Mall. I also, asked a police officer standing at the corner. He directed us to the Dept. of Agricultural 2nd wing.
I have three kids and needed some home cooking. The food court at the museaums after while get old and McDonalds is worst. My kids cleaned their plates off...awesome! Food court at Union station is good!
Atmosphere: employees only, We were the only tourist there. No long lines. Paid $22.00 for 5 peopl at Baked chicken, mashed potaoes, and brocolli great value
My trip to the Department of Agriculture was totally unplanned. I was visiting Washington with two elderly friends. We hqad, for some reason, skipped breakfast before coming into Washington to see the sights. It was a nasty, gloomy, rainy day, and there was absolutely no place to eat. I walked up to a guard outside the Agriculture building and asked where we might have a meal. "Why, right here in the cafeteria, m'am. You own it, after all!" We went in, went through a thorough examination of our persons, lest we carry weapons of mass destruction into the cafeteria, then went into a vast, modern, absolutely delightful serve-yourself cafeteria with some delicious and very reasonably priced food. While we didn't see anything else at the Department of Agriculture, we were treated to America's bounty, and it made a wonderful story back home!