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
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.
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.
Library of Congress, Washington
Founded in 1800, the Library of Congress has one of the largest collections in the world. In 1897 the library moved to the current magnificent edifice known as the Jefferson Building.
Air Force Memorial, Washington
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.

Random Washington Tours & Activities
Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour, Washington
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 60 minutes
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Washington DC Neighborhoods Tour by Electric Cart, Washington
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Washington DC Arrival Transfer: from Dulles Airport, Washington
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
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