Most Popular Attractions (last 7 days)
- 1. Korean War Veterans Memorial
- 2. Iwo Jima Memorial
- 3. Lincoln Memorial
- 4. Washington Monument
- 5. Jefferson Memorial
- 6. World War II Memorial
- 7. Vietnam Memorial
- 8. Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial
- 9. US Capitol
- 10. White House
- 11. National Mall
- 12. National Museum of Natural History
- 13. National Air & Space Museum
- 14. National Gallery of Art
- 15. Smithsonian Castle
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 three steel spires forming the Air Force Memorial evoke the 'bomb burst', a demonstration flight maneuver performed by the US Air Force Thunderbird Demonstration Team.
The Smithsonian Castle, a grand structure built in 1855, was the original home of the museums of the Smithsonian Institution. Today it houses most of the museum's administrative offices.
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.
Random Washington Tours & Activities
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- Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes