Washington DC Attractions


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There are hundreds of things to do in Washington DC.  But if you have limited time you may want to see just the main attractions.  Use this list to help you see all of Washington DC attractions and you will have a great time.

Overlooking the reflecting pool is the Lincoln Memorial.  Also by the pool is the Washington Monument and the US Capitol.  Inside you will find a 19 foot statue made entirely out of marble of President Lincoln.  The statue of Lincoln has his Second Inaugural Address and the Gettysburg Address on either side.  If you only see one thing in all of Washington DC, make sure that you visit the Lincoln Memorial.

Also by the reflecting pool is the Washington Monument.  It is made of marble, sandstone and granite and it is the tallest obelisk in the world.  Construction began in 1848 but wasn’t completed for another 30 years in 1884.  You can go to the top and see the amazing view of the city in the monument that honors our nation’s first leader.

One amazing attraction is the White House.  Every president except for George Washington lived in the white house and the current President and his family still resides in it.  There are free tours that must be made in advance, that allow you to see what life is like for the President.

When visiting Washington DC, you must see the Declaration of Independence, which is held in the National Archives and Records Administration.  Here you will be able to see the original Declaration of Independence, read the famous words of Thomas Jefferson that inspired our great nation.

Make sure that you see these Washington DC attractions and you will learn and fully appreciate everything that our founding fathers and nation’s past presidents did for the country.

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