Washington, D.C.

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  • 1. C&O Canal

    Georgetown | Park/Playground

    George Washington was one of the first to advance the idea of a canal linking the Potomac with the Ohio River across the Appalachians. Work...Read More

  • 2. Capitol

    Capitol Hill | Government Building

    Beneath the Capitol's magnificent dome, the day-to-day business of American democracy takes place: senators and representatives debate, coax...Read More

  • 3. Ford's Theatre National Historic Site

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    The events that took place here on the night of April 14, 1865, shocked the nation. During a performance of Our American Cousin, John Wilkes...Read More

  • 4. National Archives

    The Mall | Library/Archive

    Monument, museum, and the nation's memory, the National Archives, headquartered in a grand marble edifice on Constitution Avenue, preserves...Read More

  • 5. National Portrait Gallery

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    The intersection of art, biography, and history is illustrated here through images of men and women who have shaped U.S. history. There are...Read More

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  • 6. Newseum

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    The setting, in a dramatic glass-and-silver structure on Pennsylvania Avenue, smack between the White House and the Capitol, is a fitting location...Read More

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  • 7. Smithsonian National Zoological Park

    Upper Northwest | Zoo/Aquarium

    Carved out of wooded hills in Rock Creek Park, The National Zoo houses 1,800 animals, representing 300 species, in innovative compounds showing...Read More

  • 8. The Mall

    The Mall | Park/Playground

    America's "town green"—that might be the best short description of this fabled strip of Washington, D.C., the heart of almost every visitor...Read More

  • 9. Tidal Basin

    The Mall | Promenade/Boardwalk

    The Tidal Basin is the setting for memorials to Thomas Jefferson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr., and George Mason. ...Read More

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  • 10. Washington National Cathedral

    Upper Northwest | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Construction of the sixth-largest cathedral in the world began in 1907, and what is officially known as the Cathedral Church of St. Peter and...Read More

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