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
Georgetown, Washington
Annexed by Washington in 1871, Georgetown is one of the capital's most attractive neighborhoods thanks to its historic character. The streets are lined with beautiful brick houses in Federal Style.
US Capitol, Washington
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.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, Washington
This large memorial, which opened in 1997, honors Franklin D. Roosevelt, president of the United States of America from 1933 until 1945. The memorial covers a total of about 7.5 acres, or 3ha.
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.

Random Washington Tours & Activities
Guided DC City Bus Tour Plus Potomac River Cruise, Washington
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Self-Guided Washington Scavenger Hunt, Washington
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hrs
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Washington DC Legend Daytime Comprehensive Tour, Washington
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 7 hours
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