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
Union Station, Washington
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.
Lincoln Memorial, Washington
The Lincoln Memorial was built in 1922 as a tribute to the slain president Abraham Lincoln. The memorial is often used as a gathering place for protests and political rallies.
Jefferson Memorial, Washington
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.
Iwo Jima Memorial, Washington
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.

Random Washington Tours & Activities
Cherry Blossom Lunch Buffet Cruise in Washington DC, Washington
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours
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