Most Popular Attractions (last 7 days)
- 1. Chesapeake and Ohio Canal
- 2. Iwo Jima Memorial
- 3. Lincoln Memorial
- 4. US Capitol
- 5. Korean War Veterans Memorial
- 6. Jefferson Memorial
- 7. Washington Monument
- 8. White House
- 9. Tidal Basin
- 10. National Gallery of Art
- 11. National Mall
- 12. Kennedy Center
- 13. Vietnam Memorial
- 14. Air Force Memorial
- 15. World War II Memorial
- 16. Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial
In 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
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.
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.
With its 13 horses, this monument is one of the world's largest equestrian statues. Completed in 1922, the memorial honors Ulysses S. Grant, Union general in the American Civil War.
Random Washington Tours & Activities
- Duration: 120 to 150 minutes