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Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial is a national monument honoring Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States. The memorial stands on the western part of National Mall in Washington D.C. since 1922. It is a top tourist attraction in Washington D.C. and an iconic center for political gatherings and election races.

National Air and Space Museum

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) holds world's largest collection of historic aircraft and space artifacts. The museum operates two buildings, one is Washington D.C. near Capitol, that together form the most visited museum in USA and 2nd most visited in the world. The museum was established in 1946. It also houses Center for Earth and Planetary Studies.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is a prominent natural history museum. It studies and represents the natural world through research, exhibitions and educative activities. It is world's most visited natural history museum. The museum operates since 1910.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial honors US servicemen of who fought in Vietnam War in 1975. The memorial currently consists of three separate areas: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, Three Servicemen Memorial and Vietnam Women's Memorial.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is a memorial in Washington D.C. dedicated to Holocaust. Its stands near the national monuments of freedom, on the National Mall. The memorial studies and represents the history of Holocaust. It's primary vision is to prevent genocide, promote peace, human dignity and democratic values.

Korean War Veterans Memorial

Korean War Veterans Memorial honors 5.8 million US servicemen of who fought and sacrificed in Korean War in 1950s. It stands on the National Mall in Washington D.C. near Lincoln Memorial. The Memorial consists of multiple structures: the Mural Wall, 19 stainless steel statues, United Nations Wall and Pool of Remembrance.

National World War II Memorial

World War II Memorial is a national monument that commemorates the 16 million Americans who served in the US armed forces and as civilians during the Second World War. The memorial consists of 56 pillars and two small triumph arches surrounding plaza and fountain. It opened to the public in 2004.

National Gallery of Art

National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. is a museum dedicated to the national art. It is one of the largest museums all over North America. The gallery's building stands near other national monuments on the National Mall. It was established in 1937.

Washington Monument

Washington Monument is a tall monument honoring 1st President of US George Washington. The monument stands on the National Mall in Washington D.C.. It's made of marble and granite. The materials used in the construction are different in color.

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world! It serves the United States Congress and is in fact the national library of USA. It's also oldest federal cultural institution in country. The Library is features three separate buildings on Capitol Hill of capital city Washington D.C..


Newseum is an interactive museum in Washington D.C.. It promotes free expression and five freedoms (religion, speech, press, assembly and petition) of the First Amendment to US Constitution. The museum also traces the evolution of electronic communication from the first radio to modern day technologies.

White House

The famous White House, official residence of the President of United States, has hosted presidents since 1800. The prominent building is located at Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C. The White House suggests tour through the building and the garden. You need to plan your tour in advance.

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