Most Popular Attractions (last 7 days)
- 1. Air Force Memorial
- 2. Iwo Jima Memorial
- 3. US Capitol
- 4. Korean War Veterans Memorial
- 5. Lincoln Memorial
- 6. Washington Monument
- 7. Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial
- 8. National Air & Space Museum
- 9. World War II Memorial
- 10. White House
- 11. Union Station
- 12. National Museum of American History
- 13. Jefferson Memorial
- 14. National Museum of Natural History
- 15. Tidal Basin
- 16. Library of Congress
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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