Most Popular Attractions (last 7 days)
- 1. Iwo Jima Memorial
- 2. Korean War Veterans Memorial
- 3. World War II Memorial
- 4. Lincoln Memorial
- 5. Washington Monument
- 6. Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial
- 7. Jefferson Memorial
- 8. US Capitol
- 9. National Museum of Natural History
- 10. Air Force Memorial
- 11. Vietnam Memorial
- 12. National Air & Space Museum
- 13. National Cathedral
- 14. White House
- 15. National Mall
- 16. US Navy Memorial
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 Tidal Basin - a large man-made inlet - is best known for the cherry trees lining its shores but it is also the site of several large memorials: the Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial and MLK Memorial can all be found here.
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.
Completed in 1908 as the new terminal for the Baltimore & Ohio and the Pennsylvania Railroads, Washington's Union Station is a magnificent Railway Station built in the Beaux-Arts style.
Random Washington Tours & Activities