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Washington D.C. Landmarks

Landmarks - The White House, The Capitol, Vietnam Vetreans Memorial and more. Museums- The Unitesd States Holocaust Museum and More. The Smithsonian Institute - Seperate Guides To Each Buildings Points Of Interest - The National Sports Gallery, The Washington D.C Convention Center and more.
Welcome to the 1999 Washington DC landmark guide. Click on the pictures to read about our featured items or scroll down and select from our list of the best landmarks in DC.  Find out what activities are currently running at the sites, hours of operation and other information you'll need to know to make the most out of your visit.

Vietnam Veteran's MemorialThe Vietnam Veterans Memorial

is a moving tribute to the almost sixty thousand soldiers who lost their lives in Vietnam. The names of these soldiers are etched into the black granite of the memorial, where family and friends often leave tributes and momentos. Directories are provided to help located names. 

Arlington National CemeteryArlington National Cemetery

has Washington's newest memorial, the Women in Military Service for America Memorial. This modern memorial includes a computerized registry of photos, artifacts  and anecdotes compiled from military women.  Memorials like the Iwo Jima Memorial and the Kennedy Graves are also at Arlington. 

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery is located across the Potomac from Washington. Site of 250,000-war dead and attractions like Arlington House, the Tomb of the Unknowns and the Kennedy Graves.

Bureau Of Engraving & Printing
Just steps away from the National Mall and the Washington Monument, The Bureau of Engraving and Printing prints out over $77 billion annually. Take a guided tour and see a stack of one million dollar bills.

The Capital Building
Home to the Legislative branch of the Government, The Capital building overlooks the National Mall. Visitors are welcome to participate in the free guided tours, or wander the halls of the magnificent building on their own.

Daughters of the American Revolution
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution houses an exquisite collection of nineteenth century furnishings and thirty-three rooms designed in period styles. Kids 5 – 7 will enjoy the "Colonial Adventure" tours.

FBI Building
One of the most riveting attractions in Washington D.C., the FBI tour includes a sharp-shooting demonstration performed by a real FBI agent, as well as a look at the crime labs. The tour is very popular, so plan accordingly.

Franklin Roosevelt Memorial
The FDR Memorial is a 7.5-acre site dedicated to the 32nd president. A short walk from the Jefferson Memorial, the FDR Memorial features waterfalls, sculptures and an outdoor gallery.

Ford's Theater
Ford’s Theater is the site of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. The theater is still in operation today and has a basement museum dedicated to Lincoln.

The IRS Building
Where all your money goes!

Thomas Jefferson Memorial
The Jefferson Memorial is dedicated to Thomas Jefferson, the third President and primary author of the Declaration of Independence. Overlooking the Tidal Basin, the Jefferson Memorial is a ten-minute walk from the Lincoln Memorial.

      Library Of Congress
With over 100 million items on its shelves, the Library of Congress is one of the world’s largest libraries. Visitors can sit in the plush Main Reading Room or see one of the Library’s exhibits. Displayed items include one of three perfect copies of the Gutenberg Bible.

Lincoln Memorial
The Lincoln Memorial is one of the must see attractions in Washington D.C. Reminiscent of a Greek Temple, the Lincoln Memorial has beautiful views of the city, including a clear view of the National Mall that extends all the way to the Capital.

National Archives
See some of the documents that forged a nation. The National Archives is home to the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and the Bill of Rights to name a few.

The National Mall
Every visitor to Washington becomes familiar with the National Mall. Most of the Smithsonian’s Museums and galleries surround the Mall, and some of the best views of the Capital and Washington Monument are available from the Mall’s lawn.

Union Station
Just minutes from the Capital, Union Station contains over 125 stores, an immense food court and a nine-screen movie complex. The restored beaux-arts structure still serves as Washington’s main train station.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is one of the most visited sites in Washington. Only a five-minute walk from the Lincoln Memorial, it is a stirring memorial to the almost 60-thousand soldiers who died in the Vietnam War.

The White House
One of the most recognizable structures in the world, one can’t say they’ve been to Washington D.C. until they have seen the White House. The home of the leader of the free world is open to the public five days a week from 10 – noon.

Washington Monument
This 555- foot obelisk towers over the National Mall and has come to represent Washington D.C. itself. Catching the view from the top of the monument is one of the requisite events on a trip to the city.

 

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