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Washington D.C. Washington D.C. is the capital of the United States, founded on July 16, 1790. The City of Washington used to be a separate municipality within the District of Columbia until an Act of Congress in 1871 effectively merged the City and the District into a single entity.


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» Adams Morgan

Adams Morgan, Washington DC

Better known for nightlife than tourist attractions, this diverse, funky neighborhood is proof that D.C. has a soul. Once an exclusively African-American part of town, Adams Morgan was formally named in 1958 for two then-recently-desegregated elementary schools in the area: Thomas P. Morgan and John Quincy Adams. Now home to a large cross-section of the city's Latino populations, as well as African restaurants and hopping jazz clubs, this is an area chock-full of flavor, color, and independently-owned businesses …

» Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery , Washington DC

More than four million people visit Arlington National Cemetery, which contain the graves of soldiers of every war the United States has fought since the American Revolution. The cemetery is also a resting place for such American leaders as John F. Kennedy, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Medgar Evers. At the end of Memorial Drive is the Women In Military Service for America Memorial, honoring women who have served in the armed forces since the Revolution …

» Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Bureau of Engraving and Printing , Washington DC

You will see more money printed in one hour-long tour at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing than you may ever see in your lifetime. This federal agency, housed under the umbrella of the United States Department of the Treasury, makes paper money for the country. It does not print coins - that responsibility lies with the United States Mint. Tours of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing walk visitors through the money-printing process and explain how the U.S. money system works …

» Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens , Washington DC

Sure, touring the monuments and museums of Washington DC is an incredible learning experience about the history of our nation, but if all of the touring has left you lusting for a little adrenaline and excitement then a trip to Busch Gardens Williamsburg may be just what you need to get the endorphins back racing again. Located a three-hour drive from Washington DC, visiting the amusement complex at Busch Gardens Williamsburg is like taking a heart-racing tour of the European continent in what is also one of America's most historic colonial towns …

» Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill , Washington DC

First-time visitors will be forgiven for assuming Capitol Hill, the geographic and legislative heart of the city, is all about the majestic icon that sits atop its hill. While the U.S. Capitol -- with its towering cast-iron dome topped by the bronze Statue of Freedom, ornate fountains, and marble Roman pillars -- is no doubt the centerpiece of this area, there is more to Capitol Hill than its namesake building. The Capitol Grounds is a lush landscape of sweeping lawns and more than 4,000 trees …

» Chinatown

Chinatown, Washington DC

An iconic Chinese Gate called the Friendship Arch greets visitors as they enter Chinatown, a historic neighborhood near downtown Washington DC. Chinatown has about 20 Chinese and Asian restaurants, some of which are well known and loved. Chinatown Express, for example, makes homemade noodles daily. Patrons and passersby pause to watch the proprietors cut and cook the noodles through a glass window. An annual Chinese New Year's parade is held in Chinatown every year; it's the most famous event in the neighborhood …

» Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg, Washington DC

That the future may learn from the past.' Colonial Williamsburg's original motto holds true today, as this 301-acre living history museum recreates the Revolutionary War period with detailed attention on historical accuracy. Williamsburg served as the state of Virginia's capital from 1699 to 1780, and its proximity to other historical towns such as Jamestown and Yorktown make it a mecca for history buffs and the ultimate vacation destination for families looking to learn while having fun. In Colonial Williamsburg, visitors can experience daily life in colonial times …

» Congressional Cemetery

Congressional Cemetery, Washington DC

Founded in 1807, the Congressional Cemetery is the only 'cemetery of national memory' founded before the Civil War. The Congressional Cemetery occupies nearly 36 acres and has been designated a National Historic Landmark, while serving as the final resting place for more than 65,000 people, including many notable founders of the United States and the city of Washington in the early 1800s. The cemetery honors 171 members of Congress who died in office with cenotaphs, or tombstones at empty graves …

» Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Dulles International Airport (IAD), Washington DC

This international transit hub, which opened in 1962, is Washington, D.C.'s busiest airport, servicing some 22 million passengers every year who are heading to one of at least 125 destinations across the globe. Dulles is a hub for United Airlines and the third largest carrier for American Airlines. The airport has one major terminal and two midfield terminals, which include Concourses A/B and C/D. All non-United flights and a majority of international ones operate out of the 47-gate Concourse A …

» Eastern Market

Eastern Market, Washington DC

Housed in a 19th-century brick building, Eastern Market hosts a busy farmers' market and flea market. On weekends, artisans and antique dealers also station themselves just outside. It's all located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, too, which makes it an easy spot to visit while exploring the many nearby monuments, memorials and parks. Eastern Market is now on the National Register of Historic Places. With the exception of a two-year renovation project due to a devastating fire in 2007, the market has been in constant operation since 1873 …

» East Potomac Park

East Potomac Park , Washington DC

Located just south of the Jefferson Memorial, East Potomac Park is a man-made island between the Potomac River and the Washington Channel. It's also a popular but somewhat overlooked slice of nature that locals consider a best-kept secret. Roads and paved pathways, including the popular riverside trail, draw cyclists, runners and pedestrians to the park for an easy escape from the bustling city. And there are other recreation opportunities as ewll, including an 18-hole and a nine-hole golf cours …

» Embassy Row

Embassy Row, Washington DC

Colorful rowhouses, trees, and foreign embassies line Massachusetts Avenue near Dupont Circle in Washington DC. This area, dubbed 'embassy row' for the sheer number of embassies, stretches between Scott Circle and Sheridan Circle. The area was once known as DC's most elite zip codes because of the size and decadence of the residences. Today, many of the old mansions and residences have been converted into embassies. There are more than 170 embassies in Washington DC with occasional events and festivals …

» Ford's Theatre

Ford's Theatre, Washington DC

Ford's Theatre has served many functions since its construction was completed in 1833. Once a church, a warehouse, a theater and then an office building, the landmark is now known as a National Historic Site. By and far, the historical building is most infamously known as the theater where actor John Wilkes Booth shot and killed President Abraham Lincoln on that fateful night of April 14, 1865. Lincoln had been there to see a production of Our American Cousin with his wife, and since that night, Ford's Theatre has been one of Washington D.C.'s most important historical attractions …

» Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Washington DC

Part of the National Mall and National Park Service, this park dedicated to America's 32nd president features a series of four outdoor artworks depicting the Great Depression and FDR's 12 pivotal years in office. Scenes include one of the leader's 'fireside chats' via radio, and waiting for food in a bread line. The most famous feature of this 1997 memorial is a large-scale bronze sculpture of Roosevelt and his beloved terrier, Fala. The artwork is controversial because it depicts the president, who was wheelchair-bound in real life, sitting in a chair that is almost entirely draped by a cloak. …

» Georgetown

Georgetown , Washington DC

Fronting the Potomac River, Georgetown is an evocative neighborhood, combining the most elegant, wedding-cake exterior décor of Washington D.C. with a genuine sense of lived-in bustle. The neighborhood is rich with American Federal and Victorian architecture, their gardens bursting with flowers and their gables dripping with antebellum charm. You'll find high-end shopping arcades, hushed restaurants, and a vibrant nightlife scene. It's also the home of Georgetown University, the city's most prestigious school …

» Gettysburg

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

More than 50,000 soldiers died in the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, the bloodiest battle ever fought on American soil. About 150 years later, the national park land is a memorial to the lives lost during those three fateful days of the American Civil War. The battlefield draws history buffs, patriots and curious tourists who come in droves to pay their respects and learn more about this landmark event in America's history. The town of Gettysburg, Penn. is charming and welcoming …

» Governor's Palace

Governor's Palace, Washington DC

For many travelers, the highlight of a trip to historic Williamsburg is a tour of the ornate Governor's Palace, which served as the official residence of the Royal Governors of the Colony of Virginia. Construction on the Governor's Palace began in 1706, and although updates and remodeling continued for decades, official construction concluded in 1722. Thomas Jefferson was the last governor to live in the palace. The 30-minute guided tour of the site takes visitors back to the early 18th century …



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