Historic Sights of Washington DC

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Washington DC has so many historic landmarks it’s hard to list them all but some of them are more famous than others. Following are some don’t miss places to visit whether you call Washington home or are just here visiting.

The Washington Monument: Built between 1848 and 1884, the Washington Monument is the biggest building in the city and is a tribute to George Washington and his military leadership during the American Revolution.

The Lincoln Memorial: Located at the West end of the National Mall, The Lincoln Memorial is the famous monument to the 16th President, designed in the manner of Greek temples.

The Jefferson Memorial: The famous memorial to the 3rd President of the United States is designed in the style of the Pantheon of Rome.

The Pentagon: This well known symbol of the United States Military was dedicated on January 15th, 1943. It is the world's largest office building and the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense.

The White House: The White House offers tours to the public. It is the official residence of the President of the United States and had been for every President since John Adams. The White House was built between 1792 and 1800 and is located at one of the most famous addresses in the country, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

The National Mall: This don’t miss landmark is a National Park available to the public located between the Lincoln Memorial and Capitol Hill, in the shadow of the Washington Monument. An open area lined with museums, this is a landmark you could dedicate the whole day to.

The United States Capitol Building: Home of the United States Congress and a Museum of American Art and History, the United States Capitol Building is one of the most recognized landmarks in the country.

Union Station: The famous train station located at 50 Massachusetts Avenue was a hub of Washington life throughout the 20th century, especially during World War ll. With 20 million visitors each year, its popularity hasn't died.

The Eastern Market: One of only a few public markets left in Washington DC, built in 1873,the Eastern Market is a popular neighborhood market that has stood the test of time.

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