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 Air & Space Museum, Washington
The National Air and Space Museum is one of the world's most popular museums, with a collection including thousands of aviation and space related artifacts such as the Apollo 11 command module.
National Museum of American History, Washington
In the National Museum of American History you find numerous items that are related to the history of the United States. Among them many historic objects, but also items that reflect popular culture, such as a jersey worn by Michael Jordan.
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.
National Mall, Washington
The National Mall is a strip of green between the US Capitol and the Washington Monument. Most of Washington's museums and Federal institutions are situated around the mall.

Random Washington Tours & Activities
Private US Army and Pentagon Tour in Washington DC, Washington
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Dc Monuments and Memorials Tour, Washington
  • Duration: 3 hours
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