Most Popular Attractions (last 7 days)
- 1. Iwo Jima Memorial
- 2. US Capitol
- 3. National Mall
- 4. Washington Monument
- 5. Korean War Veterans Memorial
- 6. Union Station
- 7. Air Force Memorial
- 8. World War II Memorial
- 9. Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial
- 10. White House
- 11. Lincoln Memorial
- 12. National Air & Space Museum
- 13. Jefferson Memorial
- 14. Vietnam Memorial
- 15. National Museum of Natural History
- 16. Martin Luther King Memorial
In 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
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.
The three steel spires forming the Air Force Memorial evoke the 'bomb burst', a demonstration flight maneuver performed by the US Air Force Thunderbird Demonstration Team.
The Pentagon, the immense military headquarters of the US Department of Defense, was built in 1942 after just 16 months of construction. It was almost twice the size of the largest office building at the time.
Random Washington Tours & Activities
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