Most Popular Attractions (last 7 days)
- 1. Iwo Jima Memorial
- 2. Vietnam Memorial
- 3. Korean War Veterans Memorial
- 4. Lincoln Memorial
- 5. US Capitol
- 6. Washington Monument
- 7. Air Force Memorial
- 8. World War II Memorial
- 9. Tidal Basin
- 10. White House
- 11. US Supreme Court Building
- 12. National Mall
- 13. National Cathedral
- 14. Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
- 15. US Navy Memorial
- 16. Kennedy Center
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.
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.
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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