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.
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.
National Museum of the American Indian, Washington
The nation's first museum honoring American Indians opened in 2004 in a magnificent limestone building. The building's unique exterior resembles natural stone formations.
Korean War Veterans Memorial, Washington
Dedicated on July 27, 1995 this memorial depicts 19 American soldiers making their way through the rough terrain of Korea. It honors those who took part in the Korean War in the early 1950s.

Random Washington Tours & Activities
Monticello and Thomas Jefferson Country Day Trip from Washington DC, Washington
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes
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Baltimore Departure Transfer: from Washington DC, Washington
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: Varies
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Washington DC Sunset Dinner Cruise with Buffet, Washington
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
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