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 Museum of the American Indian, Washington
The nation's first museum honoring American Indians opened in 2004 in a magnificent limestone building. The building's unique exterior resembles natural stone formations.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, Washington
This large memorial, which opened in 1997, honors Franklin D. Roosevelt, president of the United States of America from 1933 until 1945. The memorial covers a total of about 7.5 acres, or 3ha.
World War II Memorial, Washington
This large memorial honors those who served in the American Armed Forces during the Second World War. Dedicated in 2004, the memorial includes 56 pillars encircling a central pool.
Ford's Theatre, Washington
This historic theatre building opened in 1833. It was the site of President Lincoln's assassination in 1865 by John Wilkes Booth. Today it is an active theater with an onsite museum.

Random Washington Tours & Activities
Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and Attractions Pass, Washington
  • Average Rating:3.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 48 hours from time of voucher exchange
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Washington DC Capital Sites Bike Tour, Washington
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Washington DC Explorer Pass, Washington
  • Average Rating:3.0/5 stars
  • Duration: Valid for 30 days
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