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 Supreme Court Building, Washington
The Supreme Court, the highest judicial court in the United States of America, is seated in this imposing neo-classical structure, built in 1932 - 1935 after a design by Cass Gilbert.
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.
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.
White House, Washington
The White House is the official residence of the President of the United States. Soon after its completion in 1800 the building was nicknamed 'white house', and it became the official name about a century later.

Random Washington Tours & Activities
DC City Tour by Bus with Reserved Monument Entry and Lunch, Washington
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Monuments Tour by Bus Plus Potomac River Cruise, Washington
  • Average Rating:3.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Arlington Cemetery and DC Highlights Tour, Washington
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 6 hours
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