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World War II Memorial

Monuments

World War II Memorial The World War 2 Memorial was dedicated  May 29 2004 but was opened to the public  on April 29, 2004, The World War II Memorial  dedicated to the over 400 000 men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice.Over 16 million Americans served in the armed forces including 2 million African…

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White House

Government

White House The White House is the oldest government building in Washington DC.It is the home of the President of the United States. Every President since John Adams has lived in this great house.When the John Adams moved into White House is was cold, damp and was not completely.Mrs. Adams would ofter hang her laundry…

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Washington Monument

Monuments

Washington Monument Construction of the Washington Monument started in 1848. The stone for the monument comes from Maryland and Massachusetts. The walls are made of white marble . The monument weighs 90,854 tons and is equal to a 50 story building in height. The total number block is 36,491 and the total cost of the…

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Vietnam War Memorial

Monuments

Vietnam War Memorial Located in Washington D.C., the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is truly a moving experience for all, and worth planning for. Designed to honor members of the U.S. armed forces, The Wall is dedicated to those who either died or were declared missing during the Vietnam War. A deliberate choice was made in the…

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United States Supreme Court

Government

The Supreme Court The Supreme Court was first convened in 1790. The first set of justices, which numbered only three, joined the rest of the government in New York, where the temporary capital was. When the capital moved down to Philadelphia in 1791, the members of the Supreme Court followed. However, despite their trips (required…

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Union Station

Sites

Union Station When it was opened in 1907, Union Station held the distinction of being the largest train station in the world. It also covered more ground than any other building in the United States at that time. It was not completely finished until 1908. At its peak, Union Station employed 500 people. The building…

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The Newseum

Museums

The Newseum The Newseum offers visitors a unique and fun experience exploring the history of news. Exhibits are designed to be hands-on and include the latest of technologies in highlighting hundreds of years of news history. There’s even the chance to go behind the scenes to understand the media and the important role it plays…

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National Zoo

Sites

National Zoo The National Zoo, part of the Smithsonian institution, boasts a 163-acre zoo, with more than 400 species of animals. The zoo is part of the larger national park, Rock Creek. As with all other Smithsonian institutions, admission to the Zoo is free. The zoo is famous for its panda pair of Mei Xiang…

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National Geographic Museum

Museums

National Geographic Museum The displays at the National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C. bring to life American adventures, expeditions, fieldwork and science in a wide variety of exhibits. Visitors have the opportunity to explore interesting permanent and special displays that highlight the diverse richness of the world around us, both past and present. Astronomy, geology…

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National Cathedral

Sites

National Cathedral The U.S. National Cathedral was completed 83 years (to the day!) after it was begun. It was begun September 29, 1907 and finished on September 29, 1990. The first track of land for the Cathedral site was purchased in 1898 for almost 250,000 dollars. It is the sixth largest cathedral in the world…

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