Most Popular Attractions (last 7 days)
- 1. Iwo Jima Memorial
- 2. Korean War Veterans Memorial
- 3. Jefferson Memorial
- 4. Air Force Memorial
- 5. Lincoln Memorial
- 6. World War II Memorial
- 7. Tidal Basin
- 8. Washington Monument
- 9. National Mall
- 10. US Capitol
- 11. Union Station
- 12. National Gallery of Art
- 13. National Air & Space Museum
- 14. White House
- 15. National Museum of American History
- 16. Vietnam Memorial
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.
Random Washington Highlights
The Tidal Basin - a large man-made inlet - is best known for the cherry trees lining its shores but it is also the site of several large memorials: the Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial and MLK Memorial can all be found here.
One of the top museums in Washington DC, the National Museum of Natural History boasts an especially large collection of mammals. It is housed in a classical building completed in 1910.
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.
Random Washington Tours & Activities
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