Tourist attractions in Washington DC

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U.S. Capitol Washington D.C.

U.S. Capitol Washington D.C.

Washington DC (officially the District of Columbia) is commonly referred to as Washington. It is the capital of the United States of America. The city has a total area of 177 square kilometers and is located in the humid subtropical climate zone. Spring and fall are warm and winter is cold. The architecture of the city of Washington varies greatly.

Located along the Potomac River,Washington DC offers many tourist attractions. Here is a brief overview of some major tourist attractions in Washington DC.

The United States Capitol

The United States Capitol is the meeting place of the United States Congress, the legislature of the federal government of the United States of America. This wonderful structure is located atop the Capitol Hill.

White House

The White House is the official residence of the President of the United States of America. It is also his principle workplace. It is made up of six stories. It includes 55,000 square feet of floor space.

The Pentagon

Located in Arlington County,Virginia, The Pentagon is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense. This beautiful structure was designed by the American architect George Bergstrom.

Supreme Court

The Supreme Court building is located to the east of the Capitol. Visit to the Supreme Court enables you to learn about the most significant judicial decisions in the history of the Unites States of America. You can also listen to the oral arguments when the court is in session.

National Mall and Memorial Parks Complex

The National Mall and Memorial Parks complex includes Jefferson Memorial, Koreans War Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington Monument and World War II Memorial.

Ford’s Theatre

Ford’s Theatre is the site of assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. The Peterson House is across the street to the Ford’s Theatre. President Lincoln died at the Peterson House. The Ford’s Theatre and the Peterson House are preserved as the Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site.

The Smithsonian Institution

Established in 1846, the Smithsonian Institution is a group of museums and research centers. It also manages the National Zoo. There is no entrance fee for the museums and the zoo managed by the Smithsonian Institution.

The Library of Congress

With a collection of more than 147 million books, manuscripts and other materials, The Library of Congress is the largest library complex in the world. It is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States of America.

These are just a few of the many tourist attractions in Washington DC. Visit to Washington DC is sure to be a memorable experience.

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