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Contrary to popular belief, a GS-9 and a SmarTrip card do not a D.C. resident make. Real Washingtonians move through all parts of the city—including those not usually seen from the window of a Tourmobile. Historic Anacostia is one of our most beautiful neighborhoods, but too few of us have seen it. And for those of you who count speeding through at 50 mph on your way to Maryland as a visit to Southeast, the D.C. Chamber of Commerce’s Neighborhood Heritage Tours are the perfect way to glimpse the “real” Washington. This morning’s “Anacostia: Different Voices…Different Views” tour includes a visit to Cedar Hill, the home of abolitionist Frederick Douglass, which is also a phenomenal place to view our city’s phallic skyline. After a peek at St. Elizabeths—the mental institution that John Hinckley calls home—lunch and musical entertainment will be provided at one of Anacostia’s many beautiful churches. Be there at 8:45 a.m. to meet at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, D.C. Visitor Information Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $39.95. For reservations call (202) 638-7348. (Sarah Godfrey)