Most Popular Attractions (last 7 days)
- 1. Iwo Jima Memorial
- 2. US Capitol
- 3. Lincoln Memorial
- 4. Washington Monument
- 5. National Air & Space Museum
- 6. Korean War Veterans Memorial
- 7. Jefferson Memorial
- 8. World War II Memorial
- 9. National Mall
- 10. Tidal Basin
- 11. Union Station
- 12. National Zoological Park
- 13. National Cathedral
- 14. Library of Congress
- 15. Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
- 16. National Museum of Natural History
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 Washington Monument was built as a tribute to the first President of the United States. The 555ft structure was the tallest building in the world when completed in 1884.
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 Hirshhorn Museum opened in 1974 on the National Mall with a collection of modern art donated by Joseph Hirshhorn. Outside is a sunken sculpture garden with plenty of works from famous modern sculptors.
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