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
Kennedy Center, Washington
The Kennedy Center is a venue for the Performing Arts, home to several theaters, a concert hall and even an opera house. It opened in 1971 and is dedicated to president John F. Kennedy.
Jefferson Memorial, Washington
This memorial on the bank of the Tidal Basin pays tribute to Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States and considered one of the greatest figures in the history of the nation.
National Air & Space Museum, Washington
The National Air and Space Museum is one of the world's most popular museums, with a collection including thousands of aviation and space related artifacts such as the Apollo 11 command module.
National Museum of the American Indian, Washington
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.

Random Washington Tours & Activities
DC Christmas on Wheels Bike Tour, Washington
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Day Trip to Mount Vernon from Washington DC, Washington
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour, Washington
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 1 day
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