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
National Gallery of Art, Washington
What started in 1937 as a collection of 141 European paintings is now one the largest collections of western art in the nation. The museum is housed in two buildings with contrasting architecture.
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 Zoological Park, Washington
The National Zoo was founded at the end of the 19th century. The most popular attraction of the zoo are its Giant Pandas, but you'll encounter plenty of other popular animals.
Korean War Veterans Memorial, Washington
Dedicated on July 27, 1995 this memorial depicts 19 American soldiers making their way through the rough terrain of Korea. It honors those who took part in the Korean War in the early 1950s.

Random Washington Tours & Activities
Madame Tussauds Washington DC, Washington
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Day Trip To Mount Vernon From Washington DC, Washington
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