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Lincoln Memorial
#1 of 215 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
Worth visiting one of the most famous and historic landmarks of Washington D.C. It's a very beautiful memorial and seeing Abraham Lincoln's statue sitting there, makes you feel awestruck.
great tribute to a great American President, wonderfully presented and displayed in an awesome location that is well worth the visit, awe inspiring to view and pay tribute to a great man in American history very d...
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Korean War Veterans Memorial
#2 of 215 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
I loved this memorial and well worth the walk right off the Lincoln memorial, they had a group at the site saying all the names of the lost soldiers during the war and was powerful to hear and see
From the artistic point of view, the monument dedicated to the Korean War Veterans is one of the most beautiful in Washington, D.C., 19 soldiers made of stainless steel walking towards the flag of the U.S.A. and t...
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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
#3 of 215 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a wonderful site to see..I highly recommend that you take the Discovery DC tour from USA Tour groups
Great memorial for the war, very impressive and would recommend a visit when seeing the main sites of Washington
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Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
#4 of 215 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
From the great films/ videos giving us a comprehensive view of the times and who was Marjorie Merriwrweather Post, to the beautiful art work and to the enchanting gardens , the museum is a true gem !
Be sure to find the video on Posts life on line under their web site its surprising and informative Id come here again and again when in DC, worth every penny to see this cool home and gardens
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Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
#5 of 215 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
Many countries have committed art in different chapels throughout the Basilica, so visitors are able to view and appreciate how different cultures view and venerate the Blessed Mother Mary.
There are so many great places to visit in DC, but one offbeat site that is really super is the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
Library of Congress
#6 of 215 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
Each exhibit was interesting and informative, as was a guided tour; the view of the library was FANTASTIC, a theatre designer, artist could hardly have imagined such a beautiful setting - simply awe inspiring
The docent was informative and knowledgable and helped us to gain an understanding of the history of this amazing landmark.
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National World War II Memorial
#7 of 215 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
The memorial is huge, it is well done and as you walk around the memorial you have excellent views of the Washington Monument and Lincoln memorial.
Great view in both direction (Washington Monument & US Capitol, and Lincoln Memorial & Reflection Pool) Worth a visit especially when the fountain is on.
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National Mall
#8 of 215 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
It offers great views of most of the important monuments, always has interesting free events going on, and is lined with museums and attractions, including the Smithsonian museums, the US Capitol, the National Arc...
A site unto itself, it's landscape architecture on a grand and inspiring scale, perfect for a morning jog, a people-watching picnic, or a safe moonlit stroll.
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Saint John Paul II National Shrine
#9 of 215 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
The Saint John Paul II National Shrine is an ideal site to visit along with the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception on the campus of Catholic University, perhaps a 10-minute walk away.
A beautiful setting, with views of rolling lawn amidst mature trees...the shrine, rich in Catholic history...a must visit if you ever find yourself in the Nation's Capital!
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
#10 of 215 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
The memorial is awesome, FDR quotes are really touching and should you can make a guided tour with a experimented guide who explains the history of the memorials and monuments, you'll enjoy even more the views and...
By day, it is wonderful to wander through this monument and take in the sights and at night it is so soothing, with its waterfalls and lighting
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Washington National Cathedral
#11 of 215 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
The Bell Tower Climb is fun also, offers magnificent views of the city and points well beyond and will allow you to see the carillon up close and personal and to enjoy a brief concert.
Our tea was very well done (delicious goodies and a pot of tea) and the view of DC from the top level was great!
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
#12 of 215 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
We stopped by this memorial on the monuments by moonlight tour via trusted tours– it is gorgeous and the walk from the FDR memorial to here has a beautiful view of Tidal Basin and the Washington Monument.
The site is located on the northwest edge of the beautiful Tidal Basin, a short distance around which will let you visit the FDR and Thomas Jefferson memorials, each also meaningful in their own ways.
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Jefferson Memorial
#13 of 215 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
But the view over the Tidal Basin to the National Mall, the Washington Monument and the White House directly beyond, is thrilling every time you stand on the steps and soak in the history and heritage.
The cherry blossoms were blooming, the weather a little chilly (fewer people out)and the views were the best anywhere and we chose this our favorite memorial.
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U.S. Capitol
#14 of 215 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
Our tour guide was so engaging and informative; and because the Congress and the Senate were out of session, we were able to go onto the speaker's balcony and see the most fantastic view of the city, including the...
Wonderful Site and Awesome History!
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Capitol Hill
#15 of 215 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
Library of Congress, botanical gardens, supreme court,and capital all to see around Capital Hill Much history and beautiful landmarks make this a must visit on any DC trip.
Loved learning about the tunnels going to the Capital from various sites in Washington, riding the cars that went to it and then learning about the statues and history of the building.
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Georgetown
#16 of 215 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
Great restaurants, this charming neighborhood is has history, beautiful views (including the waterfront, Georgetwon University and its classical houses), culture (in the streets and at the impressive Kennedy Center!
Walks around Georgetown will yield many sites:museums, historic houses, great food, beautiful flowers and plants and history, history, history.
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Ford's Theatre
#17 of 215 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
The site interpretation is very well done and the Park Rangers are amazing -- fascinating to listen to and filled with wonderful stories about an tragic but fascinating moment that changed our nation's history for...
Friendly staff, beautifully and comfortably updated, spotless, newly updated bathrooms, and a good view of the box seat where Lincoln was shot (if you're interested in that kind of thing).
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Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
#18 of 215 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
Our visit was on a beautiful Sunday and views overlooking harbor were great, really a fascinating spot to visit in hectic Washington, DC.
There are so many museums and historical sites and must-see attractions in Washington D.C. that you have difficulty scheduling enough time to visit all of them.
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National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
#19 of 215 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
There is a beautiful walkway around the memorial, guarded by statuesque lions, to walk along and view all the names.
It is a solemn site but a nice tribute.
Vietnam Women's Memorial
#20 of 215 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
The memorial is quite moving and to see your reflection as you view the names that died, it pulls at your heart.
It is worth taking as many sites and museums.
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Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land
#21 of 215 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
The church, the replicas of Holy Land religious sites, the history of the Franciscan order and even the beautifully laid out gardens all contribute to a memorable visit.
There is an excellent Introduction to the Holy Places and the site of the Crucifixion and the Tomb of Resurrection are exact replicas.
Anderson House
#22 of 215 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
The Anderson House, DC headquarters of the Society of the Cincinnati, is an outstanding site to visit.
It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1996.
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Supreme Court
#23 of 215 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
It’s awe inspiring to ponder the historic and landmark cases that were decided from that great temple of justice!
The sheer scale is incredible with great views and super photo opportunities.
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DAR Museum
#24 of 215 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
Great Chance to View History Through Period Rooms.
I have seen many of the sites in Washington DC as I go every year.
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Senate and House Office Buildings
#25 of 215 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
Amazing View!
Outside Views are Close Up and Easy.
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Washington Monument
#26 of 215 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
... US Capitol, National History Museum , American History Museum, and Air/Space Museum & National Mall West view- includes Lincoln Memorial, WW II Memorial, Vietnam Veteran's Memorial, & Constitution Gardens Afte...
What an awesome view between there over looking everything around, the monument is just an excellent piece of art, history, superb and awesome monument that's a representation of who we are as American.
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Georgetown University
#27 of 215 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
Behind Healy is their historic Chapel, Red Square (red brick courtyard area) and view of dorms and places of learning.
Georgetown students run the emergency response service (GERMS), the many clubs, and the on-site eateries.
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Albert Einstein Memorial
#28 of 215 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
One of my favorite sites in DC
This is a great site to gather the family for a group shot, sitting on Mr. Einstein's lap.
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President Lincoln's Cottage
#29 of 215 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
Located at 140 Rock Creek Church Road Northwest and Upshur Street Northwest, near the Petworth and Park View neighborhoods, the cottage is a national monument on the grounds of the Soldiers' Home, known today as t...
Done with numerous forms of multimedia, it provided an outstanding view of Lincoln's life away from the White House during the steamy summers and provided a look into his thinking as he prepared the Emancipation P...
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U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
#30 of 215 Sights & Landmarks in Washington DC
The guide was excellent, although the tour will be better when the Rotunda has reopened, and he advised us where to get tickets to view the Chambers of Senate and the House of Representatives.
Breathtaking views
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