closeIn 1790 Congress chose an area donated by Maryland as the seat of their new government. In 1800 they moved to the new city named after the first president George Washington.
Today Washington is more than just the political center of the United States. The city offers visitors a large number of impressive museums, memorials and monuments such as the 555ft tall Washington Monument.
Random Washington Highlights
Washington Monument, Washington
The Washington Monument was built as a tribute to the first President of the United States. The 555ft structure was the tallest building in the world when completed in 1884.
Korean War Veterans Memorial, Washington
Dedicated on July 27, 1995 this memorial depicts 19 American soldiers making their way through the rough terrain of Korea. It honors those who took part in the Korean War in the early 1950s.
Martin Luther King Memorial, Washington
A modern memorial honors Martin Luther King, Jr, a civil-rights leader and Nobel Prize winner who was assassinated in 1968. The centerpiece of the memorial is a tall granite statue of King, created by the Chinese sculptor Lei Yixin.
Arlington National Cemetery, Washington
The Arlington Cemetery was established in 1864 when the Federal Government confiscated the estate of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Today, more than 300.000 people are buried here.

Random Washington Tours & Activities
Washington DC Segway Night Tour, Washington
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Cherry Blossom Riverboat Cruise on the Potomac, Washington
  • Average Rating:3.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 50 minutes
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Baltimore Departure Transfer: from Washington DC, Washington
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: Varies
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