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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
US Capitol, Washington
The US Capitol houses the legislative branch of the American government: both the Senate and the House of Representatives gather in this symbol of American government.
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.
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.
Ford's Theatre, Washington
This historic theatre building opened in 1833. It was the site of President Lincoln's assassination in 1865 by John Wilkes Booth. Today it is an active theater with an onsite museum.

Random Washington Tours & Activities
Daytime DC Bike Tour, Washington
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$39.00
International Spy Museum , Washington
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration:

    Varies

From USD
$21.95
Washington DC Georgetown Walking Tour, Washington
  • Average Rating:3.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours
From USD
$20.00



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