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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
National Gallery of Art, Washington
What started in 1937 as a collection of 141 European paintings is now one the largest collections of western art in the nation. The museum is housed in two buildings with contrasting architecture.
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.
Old Post Office, Washington
At 375ft or 96m, this building is one of Washington's tallest structures. Slated for demolition in the 1970s, it was saved and converted into a multifunctional complex.
National Museum of Natural History, Washington
One of the top museums in Washington DC, the National Museum of Natural History boasts an especially large collection of mammals. It is housed in a classical building completed in 1910.

Random Washington Tours & Activities
Washington DC Capital Sites Bike Tour, Washington
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$40.00



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