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Washington
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
Arlington National Cemetery, Washington
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.
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.
Smithsonian Castle, Washington
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.
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
Washington DC Sites at Night Bike Tour, Washington
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$44.99
Washington DC Fall Foliage Day Cruise, Washington
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 60 minutes
From USD
$24.00
Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and Attractions Pass, Washington
  • Average Rating:3.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 48 hours from time of voucher exchange
From USD
$89.99



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