Most Popular Attractions (last 7 days)
- 1. Lincoln Memorial
- 2. Iwo Jima Memorial
- 3. Jefferson Memorial
- 4. World War II Memorial
- 5. Vietnam Memorial
- 6. Korean War Veterans Memorial
- 7. US Capitol
- 8. Washington Monument
- 9. Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial
- 10. National Museum of Natural History
- 11. White House
- 12. National Air & Space Museum
- 13. Martin Luther King Memorial
- 14. Air Force Memorial
- 15. National Cathedral
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 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.
This memorial at the Navy Memorial Plaza features the statue of a sailor on a large 'granite sea'. It was built between 1985 and 1987 as a tribute to all those who server in the US Navy.
This memorial on the bank of the Tidal Basin pays tribute to Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States and considered one of the greatest figures in the history of the nation.
Random Washington Tours & Activities
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