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
Washington Monument, Washington
The Washington Monument was built as a tribute to the first President of the United States. The 555ft structure was the tallest building in the world when completed in 1884.
National Cathedral, Washington
The Gothic design of this 20th century cathedral was inspired by the medieval European cathedrals. Construction started in 1907 but it took 83 years before the cathedral was finally completed in 1990.
Hirshhorn Museum, Washington
The Hirshhorn Museum opened in 1974 on the National Mall with a collection of modern art donated by Joseph Hirshhorn. Outside is a sunken sculpture garden with plenty of works from famous modern sculptors.
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.

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Two Hour Segway DC City Tour, Washington
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Washington DC Brewery Tour, Washington
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George Washington's Mount Vernon by Water Cruise , Washington
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