Washington DC Travel Guide
United States Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.
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Places of Interest in Washington DC
- United States Capitol
Grand Neo-classical building that is the meeting place of the United States Congress.
- Library of Congress
The largest library in the world.
- US Supreme Court
Judicial branch of the US government.
- The Mall
Boulevard between the Capitol and the Washington Monument.
- National Air & Space Museum
Museum chronicling the history of aviation.
- National Gallery of Art
Museum established when American financier Andrew Mellon bequeathed his collection of European art.
- National Museum of Natural History
A huge museum with 120 million artifacts from the world's diverse cultures.
- National Museum of African Art
Museum, much of it located underground, exhibiting a 7000-piece permanent collection of modern and ancient art from Africa.
- National Museum of American History
Museum housing artifacts from America's past.
- Smithsonian American Art Museum & National Portrait Gallery
Housed in the former US Patent Office building, the art museum contains works by American artists. The National Portrait Gallery houses paintings, sculptures, etchings and photographs of famous Americans.
- Washington Monument
170-meter (555-feet) obelisk built from 1848 to 1884.
- National World War II Memorial
7.5-acre memorial to honor US soldiers and civilians involved in the war.
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Museum commemorating the six million Jews and those deemed undesirable by the Third Reich.
- Jefferson Memorial
Neo-Classical-style memorial to Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial
Memorial in the form of a park with four open-air rooms, documenting Roosevelt's four terms in office.
- Lincoln Memorial
Neo-Classical building with the statue of a seated Abraham Lincoln.
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Memorial designed by 21-year-old Yale University studen Maya Lin comprising two triangular black walls set into the earth.
- The White House
Official residence of the President of the United States.
- Renwick Gallery
Museum exhibiting 20th century American crafts from every material.
- Corcoran Gallery of Art
Collection of fine art originally housed in the Renwick Gallery, founded by William Wilson Concoran.
- The Kennedy Center
National cultural center with three main theaters.
- Watergate Complex
A complex of apartments, offices and shops that was linked to the scandal that brought down the Nixon administration.
Older than Washington itself, today Georgetown is one of its most attractive neighborhoods.
- Phillips Collection
One of the finest collections of Impressionist art in the world.
- National Zoological Park
National zoo established in 1887 on a sprawling 163-acre park.
- Washington National Cathedral
The world's sixth largest cathedral.
- Arlington National Cemetery
Graves of 300,000 American servicemen killed in the major wars from the Revolution to the present.
- The Pentagon
The world's largest office building housing a workforce of 23,000.
National Monuments in the District of Columbia
- President Lincoln and Soldiers' Home National Monument
- Washington DC Travel Tips
Get a GPS and never get lost again!
Avoid charges for overweight luggage! Get a luggage scale for your trip.
Prepare for your trip!