As the capital of the United States of America, Washington DC captures the true spirit of America. Symbols of patriotism, the fight for freedom and the diverse history that spans centuries are present on every corner. Washington is a city dedicated to recognizing and honouring the best that the United States has produced in all fields of endeavour. Here, monuments to historic events and great
individuals are found. There are museums that catalogue and preserve notable political, artistic and scientific achievements. This is a magnificent city that has something to offer every cultural taste. A few of the choices include:
Arlington National Cemetery holds the remains of 175,000 American Soldiers who fought from the Revolutionary War to the present. President Kennedy and Robert Kennedy are also buried here.
White House is the oldest public building in Washington DC and home to every President in the United States except George Washington. It is one of the nation’s most significant landmarks, recognized across the world as a symbol of our democracy.
National Aquarium (Washington) their mission is to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures. The education program offers a 45-minute introduction of America's Aquatic Treasures and the place featuring more than 1,500 animals including alligators, sharks, and loggerhead sea turtles.
National Archives students can view the US Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence. The National Archives was set up in 1934 to maintain the many invaluable government documents that shape their history and define
National Gallery of Art with its permanent collections, special exhibitions and contributions to conservation, art history, and related research make this gallery a jewel in Washington's crown of museums.
National Museum of Natural History exhibits everything from the dynamic of evolution to discovery room where you can touch a crocodile head and dozens of other objects.
National Museum of American History focuses on everyday life in America including entertainment and military communications along with a host of demonstration centres and audiovisual displays.
National Museum of American Art is the oldest Federal Collection in the USA and has one basic purpose and that is to collect and exhibit American Art from the 18th Century to the present.
Holocaust Memorial Museum is dedicated to presenting the History and murder of the millions of victims of Nazi tyranny from
1933 to 1945.
Air and Space Museum displays everything concerned with flight from the first airplane to modern rockets.
National Museum of the American Indian illustrates the contributions of the American Indian to the American society by outlining their way of life over the years and their advancement in American society.
Bureau of Printing and Engraving see where millions of dollars are printed every day. Discover all of the steps to producing currency from the blank sheet of paper to crisp bill.
Capitol Buildings (Guided Tour) the Buildings are situated on the site chosen by George Washington. The sparkling white dome symbolizes the center of political power in America. The first Supreme Court is situated on the lower floor of the Capitol Buildings.
National Mall is an open area national park in downtown Washington running 1.9 miles from the capital Buildings to the
Ford’s Theatre the chilling story of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination comes to life in the very place he was mortally shot on April 14, 1865. It is still a working theatre today.
Petersen House it is in this house that Abraham Lincoln died after frantic doctors worked to save him throughout the night. The house has been restored to its original condition and even the bed on which Lincoln passed away is much like the actual one.
Illuminated Monument and Downtown Washington Tour is an unguided evening tour and is intended mainly as an opportunity to view the monuments when they are encompassed with lights.
Lincoln Monument is shaped like a Grecian temple overlooking a massive reflecting pool of the National Mall. A 19 foot statue of the president is inside and surrounding the seated figure on the walls are some of Lincoln’s famous speeches.
Korean War Memorial the simple message “Freedom is Not Free” is inscribed on a plaque and conveys the message of the true cost of war.
FDR Memorial is a monument to the achievements of President Roosevelt and the accomplishments of this man in this
Jefferson Memorial inside this classic dome is a 19 foot bronze statue beneath a simple rotunda, and the walls are filled with quotes from the Declaration of Independence.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial was created to honor and remember the men and women who served in the Vietnam War and to help the country heal after the controversial, emotional conflict ended.
World War II Memorial honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the US, the more than 400,000 who died, and all who supported the war effort from home.
Washington Monument is a large, tall sand-coloured obelisk near the west end of the National Mall. It is a US Presidential Memorial constructed to commemorate George Washington. Both the world’s tallest stone structure and obelisk, it is the tallest structure in Washington.
Union Station 100 places to eat, drink and shop. Completed in 1908, it is considered to be one of the finest examples of the Beaux-Arts style of Architecture. Architect Daniel Burnham designed the building to be monumental in every respect and to serve as a gateway for the capital city.
George Washington’s Mount Vernon is the home of America’s first President, George Washington, and it has been restored to what it was in the last years of Washington’s life.
Newseum offers a look at news like never before, significant, defining moments that span 5 centuries, through the past, present and up to the second. In this high-tech structure are seven different levels of galleries, demonstrations and interactive exhibits.
International Spy Museum is an interactive museum that places the students in the place of a spy and lets them make decisions
as a spy would make them under the same circumstances. The entire museum is based on espionage and gives an interesting perspective on the spying fraternity.
National Museum of Crime & Punishment finding yourself in the middle of a fully intact crime scene, you begin your investigation, gathering vital clues to determine what happened when, where, why and by whom. Learn how to solve crime through the use of forensic science technology such as ballistics, blood analysis, fingerprinting, and dental and facial reconstruction.