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
Kennedy Center, Washington
The Kennedy Center is a venue for the Performing Arts, home to several theaters, a concert hall and even an opera house. It opened in 1971 and is dedicated to president John F. Kennedy.
Ulysses S. Grant Memorial, Washington
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.
National Gallery of Art, Washington
What started in 1937 as a collection of 141 European paintings is now one the largest collections of western art in the nation. The museum is housed in two buildings with contrasting architecture.
Columbus Memorial Fountain, Washington
The Christopher Columbus Memorial Fountain, one of the most monumental fountains in Washington, DC, was erected in 1912 on Union Station Plaza. It honors the famous explorer Columbus, who set foot on American shores in 1492.

Random Washington Tours & Activities
The President's Neighborhood, Washington
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Arlington Cemetery and National Mall Monuments Bus Tour, Washington
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