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
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.
Martin Luther King Memorial, Washington
A modern memorial honors Martin Luther King, Jr, a civil-rights leader and Nobel Prize winner who was assassinated in 1968. The centerpiece of the memorial is a tall granite statue of King, created by the Chinese sculptor Lei Yixin.
US Capitol, Washington
The US Capitol houses the legislative branch of the American government: both the Senate and the House of Representatives gather in this symbol of American government.
Ford's Theatre, Washington
This historic theatre building opened in 1833. It was the site of President Lincoln's assassination in 1865 by John Wilkes Booth. Today it is an active theater with an onsite museum.

Random Washington Tours & Activities
Washington DC Scavenger Hunt Adventure, Washington
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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See the City Segway Tour, Washington
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Small Group Walking Tour of Capitol Hill, Washington
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DC Sips and Sights Tour, Washington
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