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Washington DC Tourist Attractions


Washington DC Tourist Attractions - What Washington, DC attractions will you explore when you vacation in the city that offers the White House, Pentagon, Smithsonian Museums, and the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception? There are so many Washington, DC attractions to consider, you probably won’t be able to get to everything on your list when you truly want to experience the city.

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The tourist attractions in Washington, DC allow you to explore the history, politics and various cultures that our nation was built upon. While the White House may be pretty hard to get into at this time, you can always visit one of the many museums or monuments throughout the city. The Capitol Building, Lincoln Memorial, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial are just some of the Washington, DC sights you may choose to pay a visit to.

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Antietam National Battlefield
Route 65
Washington, DC
When visiting this Washington, DC attraction, you will step foot on the same soil that many soldiers fought on and lost their lives during the Civil War. This sight is situated on at Sharpsburg Pike.

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Arlington House/ Custis-Lee Mansion
Arlington National Cemetery
Washington, DC
This hilltop stands for something special in the heart of Americans, which can be seen from various points of the city. You will find this tribute to the fallen, positioned between the aptly named Lee and Sherman Drives.

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Christ Church
118 North Washington Street
Washington, DC
As you pay a visit to this memorable church, you will learn that it is the same religious stomping grounds of two well-known figures in history. George Washington and Robert E. Lee once called this their place of worship.

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Clara Barton National Historic Site
5801 Oxford Road
Washington, DC
Peeking into the mind of a historical character becomes more real and obtainable when you pay a visit to their former domain. This site can be found at MacArthur Blvd.

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Folger Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol Street South East
Washington, DC
There are many different encounters you will find when stopping by this site. On the premises, a library, museum and theater are sure to please.

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Pentagon City (Fashion Center)
Washington, DC
The stores at this fashion arena are rather satisfying. You will encounter roaming from boutique to store as you attempt to nab the best deals to better remember your Washington, DC trip.

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Theodore Roosevelt Island and Memorial
George Washington Memorial Parkway
Washington, DC
Visitors to the city truly enjoy the surroundings of this natural shrine dedicated to former President, Theodore Roosevelt. This attraction will place tourists at Turkey Run Park.

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MCI Center
601 F St Northwest
Washington, DC
When you visit the MCI Center, you will get a chance to kick up your feet and enjoy an entertaining game of basketball. This is where the NBA Washington Wizards play, including stars like Andray Blanche and Gilbert Arenas.

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Woodlawn Plantation
9000 Richmond Highway
Washington, DC
This historical sight offers the natural surroundings by the countryside of Virginia. This mansion offers an impressive showing of Georgian architecture.

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Woodrow Wilson House
2340 S St Northwest
Washington, DC
Plenty of artifacts can be found at this house, which once served as the former residence of President Woodrow Wilson. This is a great chance to see how this particular leader lived during his lifetime.

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Washington Interesting Facts

  • The name “Columbia” is a reference to Christopher Columbus, an early explorer of the Americas.
  • In the 19th century, Washington DC was called the Federal City.
  • The population in 2007 was estimated at over 580,000
  • The daytime population of D.C. tops one million.
  • The Washington Metro Area is the eighth-largest city in the United States.
  • D.C. was founded on July 16th, 1790.
  • The site of the Federal District on the Potomac River was chosen by President Washington.
  • The Washington Monument opened in 1888.
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