Historic Sights of Washington DC

The White House

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 Washington Monument

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

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 Capitol Building

Capitol

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.

The Jefferson Memorial

Jefferson Memorial

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

The National Mall

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.

Union Station

Union station DC

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 Pentagon

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 Eastern Market

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.