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Washington
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
Tidal Basin, Washington
The Tidal Basin - a large man-made inlet - is best known for the cherry trees lining its shores but it is also the site of several large memorials: the Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial and MLK Memorial can all be found here.
National Museum of the American Indian, Washington
The nation's first museum honoring American Indians opened in 2004 in a magnificent limestone building. The building's unique exterior resembles natural stone formations.
Lafayette Square, Washington
This historic early 19th century square near the White House features several statues of revolutionary war heroes as well as a statue of Andrew Jackson, the 7th US President.
White House, Washington
The White House is the official residence of the President of the United States. Soon after its completion in 1800 the building was nicknamed 'white house', and it became the official name about a century later.

Random Washington Tours & Activities
Half Day DC Cherry Blossom Tour, Washington
  • Duration: 4 hours
From USD
$54.00
DC Monuments at Night Photo Safari, Washington
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$79.00
Washington DC Day Star  Tour, Washington
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$49.00



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