Most Popular Attractions (last 7 days)
- 1. Iwo Jima Memorial
- 2. Lincoln Memorial
- 3. World War II Memorial
- 4. Washington Monument
- 5. Korean War Veterans Memorial
- 6. US Capitol
- 7. Jefferson Memorial
- 8. Union Station
- 9. Ford's Theatre
- 10. National Air & Space Museum
- 11. Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial
- 12. National Museum of Natural History
- 13. Smithsonian Castle
- 14. Air Force Memorial
- 15. National Cathedral
- 16. National Gallery of Art
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 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.
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.
The Tidal Basin - a large man-made inlet - is best known for the cherry trees lining its shores but it is also the site of several large memorials: the Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial and MLK Memorial can all be found here.
Random Washington Tours & Activities
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