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
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.
National Museum of American History, Washington
In the National Museum of American History you find numerous items that are related to the history of the United States. Among them many historic objects, but also items that reflect popular culture, such as a jersey worn by Michael Jordan.
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.
US Supreme Court Building, Washington
The Supreme Court, the highest judicial court in the United States of America, is seated in this imposing neo-classical structure, built in 1932 - 1935 after a design by Cass Gilbert.

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Memorials in Washington DC Bus Tour , Washington
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Walking Tour On Embassy Row in Washington DC, Washington
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Discover DC Segway Tour, Washington
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