Most Popular Attractions (last 7 days)
- 1. Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
- 2. Iwo Jima Memorial
- 3. Lincoln Memorial
- 4. World War II Memorial
- 5. Korean War Veterans Memorial
- 6. Washington Monument
- 7. US Capitol
- 8. Jefferson Memorial
- 9. Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial
- 10. Air Force Memorial
- 11. National Mall
- 12. Vietnam Memorial
- 13. Arlington National Cemetery
- 14. National Air & Space Museum
- 15. US Navy Memorial
- 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 US Capitol houses the legislative branch of the American government: both the Senate and the House of Representatives gather in this symbol of American government.
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.
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
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