Most Popular Attractions (last 7 days)
- 1. Korean War Veterans Memorial
- 2. Iwo Jima Memorial
- 3. World War II Memorial
- 4. Washington Monument
- 5. National Air & Space Museum
- 6. National Mall
- 7. Lincoln Memorial
- 8. Air Force Memorial
- 9. White House
- 10. Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial
- 11. US Capitol
- 12. National Gallery of Art
- 13. National Museum of the American Indian
- 14. Jefferson Memorial
- 15. US Navy Memorial
- 16. Vietnam Memorial
In 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
The White House is the official residence of the President of the United States. Soon after its completion in 1800 the building was nicknamed 'white house', and it became the official name about a century later.
The National Mall is a strip of green between the US Capitol and the Washington Monument. Most of Washington's museums and Federal institutions are situated around the mall.
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.
Random Washington Tours & Activities
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