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
Bartholdi Park and Fountain, Washington
Bartholdi Park is a small triangular park near the US Capitol. It features miniature themed gardens and the 19th century Bartholdi Fountain, created by French sculptor Bartholdi.
Library of Congress, Washington
Founded in 1800, the Library of Congress has one of the largest collections in the world. In 1897 the library moved to the current magnificent edifice known as the Jefferson Building.
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.
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.

Random Washington Tours & Activities
African American Heritage Tour, Washington
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Monticello & Thomas Jefferson Country Tour, Washington
  • Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes
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2.5-Hour U.S. Capitol Building and Capitol Hill Walking Tour, Washington
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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