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
US Supreme Court Building, Washington
The Supreme Court, the highest judicial court in the United States of America, is seated in this imposing neo-classical structure, built in 1932 - 1935 after a design by Cass Gilbert.
Union Station, Washington
Completed in 1908 as the new terminal for the Baltimore & Ohio and the Pennsylvania Railroads, Washington's Union Station is a magnificent Railway Station built in the Beaux-Arts style.
Korean War Veterans Memorial, Washington
Dedicated on July 27, 1995 this memorial depicts 19 American soldiers making their way through the rough terrain of Korea. It honors those who took part in the Korean War in the early 1950s.
Air Force Memorial, Washington
The three steel spires forming the Air Force Memorial evoke the 'bomb burst', a demonstration flight maneuver performed by the US Air Force Thunderbird Demonstration Team.

Random Washington Tours & Activities
Washington DC Fall Foliage Day Cruise, Washington
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Washington DC Arrival Transfer: from Dulles Airport, Washington
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Washington DC Segway Night Tour, Washington
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