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
National Cathedral, Washington
The Gothic design of this 20th century cathedral was inspired by the medieval European cathedrals. Construction started in 1907 but it took 83 years before the cathedral was finally completed in 1990.
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.
National Air & Space Museum, Washington
The National Air and Space Museum is one of the world's most popular museums, with a collection including thousands of aviation and space related artifacts such as the Apollo 11 command module.
Tidal Basin, Washington
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
Private Wine Tour Transportation, Washington
  • Duration: 5 to 6 hrs
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Washington DC Duck Tour, Washington
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 90 minutes
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Washington DC Georgetown Walking Tour, Washington
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours
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