Country : United States
Currency : US Dollar (USD)
Language : English
City: 591 833 (2008)
Metro: 7 608 070 (2000)
Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
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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
National Cathedral, Washington
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.
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.
Old Post Office, Washington
At 375ft or 96m, this building is one of Washington's tallest structures. Slated for demolition in the 1970s, it was saved and converted into a multifunctional complex.
Arlington National Cemetery, Washington
The Arlington Cemetery was established in 1864 when the Federal Government confiscated the estate of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Today, more than 300.000 people are buried here.

Random Washington Tours & Activities
Monticello and Thomas Jefferson Country Day Trip from Washington DC, Washington
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  • Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes
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Washington DC Twilight Tour, Washington
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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