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Washington
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 Cathedral, Washington
The Gothic design of this 20th century cathedral was inspired by the medieval European cathedrals. Construction started in 1907 but it took 83 years before the cathedral was finally completed in 1990.
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.
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.
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
Bad Axe Throwing Washington DC, Washington
  • Duration: 60 minutes
From USD
$20.00
Semi-Private Guided Tour: Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Washington
  • Average Rating:2.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
From USD
$59.00
Little Ethiopia Food Tour, Washington
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
From USD
$56.00



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