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 Navy Memorial, Washington
This memorial at the Navy Memorial Plaza features the statue of a sailor on a large 'granite sea'. It was built between 1985 and 1987 as a tribute to all those who server in the US Navy.
National Museum of American History, Washington
In the National Museum of American History you find numerous items that are related to the history of the United States. Among them many historic objects, but also items that reflect popular culture, such as a jersey worn by Michael Jordan.
Lincoln Memorial, Washington
The Lincoln Memorial was built in 1922 as a tribute to the slain president Abraham Lincoln. The memorial is often used as a gathering place for protests and political rallies.
Smithsonian Castle, Washington
The Smithsonian Castle, a grand structure built in 1855, was the original home of the museums of the Smithsonian Institution. Today it houses most of the museum's administrative offices.

Random Washington Tours & Activities
Washington DC National Mall Evening Walking Tour , Washington
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour of Washington DC: Monuments, Landmarks and Memorials, Washington
  • Average Rating:3.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 24 or 48 hours from time of redemption
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