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 Capitol, Washington
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.
Old Post Office, Washington
At 375ft or 96m, this building is one of Washington's tallest structures. Slated for demolition in the 1970s, it was saved and converted into a multifunctional complex.
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.
World War II Memorial, Washington
This large memorial honors those who served in the American Armed Forces during the Second World War. Dedicated in 2004, the memorial includes 56 pillars encircling a central pool.

Random Washington Tours & Activities
Half-day Washington DC Sightseeing Tour by Coach, Washington
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Arlington National Cemetery and War Memorials Tour, Washington
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Washington DC Capital Sites Bike Tour, Washington
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