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
Iwo Jima Memorial, Washington
The Iwo Jima Memorial was modeled after a pulitzer-prize winning photograph taken on the island of Iwo Jima during WWII. The Memorial is dedicated to all marines who have given their lives in battle.
National Air & Space Museum, Washington
The National Air and Space Museum is one of the world's most popular museums, with a collection including thousands of aviation and space related artifacts such as the Apollo 11 command module.
Pentagon, Washington
The Pentagon, the immense military headquarters of the US Department of Defense, was built in 1942 after just 16 months of construction. It was almost twice the size of the largest office building at the time.
National Mall, Washington
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.

Random Washington Tours & Activities
Day Trip to Shenandoah National Park, Washington
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Gettysburg Ghost Tour, Washington
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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The Abraham Lincoln Experience Coach Tour in Washington DC, Washington
  • Average Rating:3.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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Washington DC Monuments Bike Tour, Washington
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
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