What to see in Washington, District Of Columbia
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Washington D.C. is best known as the Nation’s capital. The city itself is like a gigantic museum with world re-knowned landmarks including the White House, U.S Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art.
This majestic city can be yours to view almost for free, as many of the monuments and parks are accessible at no cost. Visitors each year make an attempt to visit the city when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom this adds a softer side to the city, which has always been better know for it’s politics.
Washington D.C. is not as swank or trendy as New York or San Francisco, it draws it's visitors who are interested in the history of this nation. There's a monument or memorial on almost every street corner, go ahead and explore this city and enjoy your visit to the nation's capital!
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During the War of 1812 with England, Washington, DC was left undefended and most of the federal buildings were burned by British troops. The new White House was built in 1817 and the rest of the city was rebuilt by December of 1819. Washington society began to boom again, but it was not until the United States Civil War in 1861 that the city really began to grow. This was not only due to the Army of the Potomac which was set up exclusively for the defense of the federal city and brought many soldiers to reside there, but also to the additional government administration which was required during the war. For the most part, the Army of... Read more »
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What to visit in Washington - Feb 22, 2006, by travelgrove-editor
Washington D.C. is best known as the Nation's capital. The city itself is like a gigantic museum with world re-knowned landmarks including the White House, U.S Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, the Smithsonian Institution and... Read more »
City of the cherry blossom - Mar 7, 2008, by lindamura
Population: 571,822 Major Airports: Washington D.C. National Airport (DCA), Dulles International Airport (IAD), Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI). When to Go: Spring is the best time to visit this city as the cherry blossoms... Read more »
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