Most Popular Attractions (last 7 days)
- 1. Iwo Jima Memorial
- 2. Korean War Veterans Memorial
- 3. Lincoln Memorial
- 4. Washington Monument
- 5. US Capitol
- 6. World War II Memorial
- 7. National Air & Space Museum
- 8. White House
- 9. Air Force Memorial
- 10. Jefferson Memorial
- 11. US Navy Memorial
- 12. National Museum of Natural History
- 13. Arlington National Cemetery
- 14. National Gallery of Art
- 15. Vietnam Memorial
- 16. Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial
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 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.
A modern memorial honors Martin Luther King, Jr, a civil-rights leader and Nobel Prize winner who was assassinated in 1968. The centerpiece of the memorial is a tall granite statue of King, created by the Chinese sculptor Lei Yixin.
The US Capitol houses the legislative branch of the American government: both the Senate and the House of Representatives gather in this symbol of American government.
Random Washington Tours & Activities