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.
Martin Luther King Memorial, Washington
A modern memorial honors Martin Luther King, Jr, a civil-rights leader and Nobel Prize winner who was assassinated in 1968. The centerpiece of the memorial is a tall granite statue of King, created by the Chinese sculptor Lei Yixin.
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.
Ulysses S. Grant Memorial, Washington
With its 13 horses, this monument is one of the world's largest equestrian statues. Completed in 1922, the memorial honors Ulysses S. Grant, Union general in the American Civil War.

Random Washington Tours & Activities
Washington DC Guided Night Tour, Washington
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Cruise, Washington
  • Average Rating:3.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 60 minutes
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