Most Popular Attractions (last 7 days)
- 1. Iwo Jima Memorial
- 2. Lincoln Memorial
- 3. Washington Monument
- 4. Korean War Veterans Memorial
- 5. World War II Memorial
- 6. US Capitol
- 7. Jefferson Memorial
- 8. National Mall
- 9. Air Force Memorial
- 10. Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial
- 11. National Air & Space Museum
- 12. White House
- 13. US Supreme Court Building
- 14. Arlington National Cemetery
- 15. Ford's Theatre
- 16. National Cathedral
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 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.
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.
The Smithsonian Castle, a grand structure built in 1855, was the original home of the museums of the Smithsonian Institution. Today it houses most of the museum's administrative offices.
Random Washington Tours & Activities
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- Duration: 48 hours from time of voucher exchange