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Washington
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
Jefferson Memorial, Washington
This memorial on the bank of the Tidal Basin pays tribute to Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States and considered one of the greatest figures in the history of the nation.
National Museum of Natural History, Washington
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.
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.
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.

Random Washington Tours & Activities
Private Washington D.C. Monuments Tour, Washington
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 4 hours
From USD
$600.00



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