WATCH: Explore an obscure DC monument that provided the building blocks for the Capitol and White House

It’s one of D.C.’s most hidden monuments and it’s worth a closer look — if you can travel underground to get there!

In today’s edition of “Matt About Town,” WTOP’s Matt Kaufax explores the fascinating backstory behind another obscure monument: Braddock’s Rock in Foggy Bottom.

Take a trip back to 1755, when British General Edward Braddock came ashore, and learn about this rock’s small-world connection to America’s first president, George Washington. Follow along as Matt finds out how, even though it’s barely visible today, this rock provided the building blocks for some of D.C.’s most iconic government buildings.

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Matt Kaufax

If there's an off-the-beaten-path type of attraction, person, or phenomenon in the DC area that you think more people should know about, Matt is your guy. As the features reporter for WTOP, he's always on the hunt for stories that provide a unique local flavor—a slice of life if you will.

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