Best places: Historical landmarks in Washington

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World War II Memorial
Memorial park
Iconic outdoor memorial honoring the 16 million Americans who served during World War II.
4.90 (23.7K reviews)
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Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America
Franciscan monastery from 1898 offering tours & a landscaped garden, plus regular mass & concerts.
4.90 (977 reviews)
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National Mall
Washington Monument plus memorials to Lincoln, MLK, FDR, WWII & Vietnam vets along a grassy mall.
4.80 (136K reviews)
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Lincoln Memorial
Parthenon-inspired tribute to Abraham Lincoln with a 19-ft. marble statue, murals & reflecting pool.
4.80 (48.4K reviews)
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Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Columned rotunda in the style of Rome's Pantheon on the man-made reservoir known as the Tidal Basin.
4.80 (10K reviews)
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Washington National Cathedral
Grand, storied cathedral with stained glass, organ recitals & scenic vistas from the top.
4.80 (5.9K reviews)
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Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture
πŸ‘πŸ‘ One of my favorite museums in DC. Not only is it free but it also stays open later (7pm) than many of the other museums in the area. Hall of Presidents is impressive, especially the Obama and Clinton portraits. Go up to the third floor for an impressively large portrait of LL Cool J. The architectu...
4.80 (1K reviews)
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US Capitol Grounds
πŸ‘πŸ‘ As of July 2021 the Capitol Grounds are open! Beautiful, well manicured grounds with stunning views of both the Capitol Building and the National Mall. West Lawn: great views down the mall, overlooking the Washington Monument and the National Mall. Best spot for photos in the evening, and great pla...
4.70 (19.3K reviews)
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The Wharf DC
Event venue
πŸ‘πŸ‘ This is currently one of the coolest entertainment venues in DC. It is full of restaurants and bars. It also has a seafood market, a theater, venues for events, the marina and several docks. If you want to enjoy a fun atmosphere, with music, food and drinks, this is the perfect place. And of cours...
4.70 (11.5K reviews)
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Ford's Theatre
Performing arts theater
The site of Lincoln's assassination, this historic theater offers nightly performances & tours.
4.70 (6.8K reviews)
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Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Art museum
Museum branch showcasing handicrafts, textiles & decorative arts by contemporary national artists.
4.70 (4.7K reviews)
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Smithsonian's National Postal Museum
Museum exploring the history of the U.S. postal service, from the Pony Express to stamp collections.
4.70 (2.8K reviews)
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Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool
Historical landmark
This huge, iconic pool on the National Mall reflects the Lincoln Memorial & the Washington Monument.
4.70 (2.2K reviews)
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Peace Monument
Completed in 1878, this elegant statue pays tribute to naval officers who died during the Civil War.
4.80 (591 reviews)
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German-American Friendship Garden
Historical landmark
Garden commemorating German-American friendship with plants native to both countries.
4.70 (799 reviews)
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United States Capitol
Federal government office
Iconic, domed classical building housing the U.S. Senate & House of Representatives, open for tours.
4.60 (4.6K reviews)
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Mexican Cultural Institute
Cultural center
πŸ‘πŸ‘ The events and art at this place are worth to visit. If you like art and culture, you would love this place
4.80 (349 reviews)
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O Museum in The Mansion
Uniquely themed accommodations in a mansion that also features event space & an eclectic museum.
4.60 (1.2K reviews)
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Carnegie Library
Historical landmark
πŸ‘πŸ‘ An amazing space! Truly the best Apple Store I have ever been in. DC history center is also amazing. Check it out!
4.60 (843 reviews)
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Healy Hall
Historical landmark
πŸ‘πŸ‘ Beautiful building. They just don’t make things like this anymore and it’s really sad!
4.70 (329 reviews)
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