The symbol of the city of Washington DC, this 555-foot marble obelisk on the National Mall honors the nation's first ... More
The symbol of the city of Washington DC, this 555-foot marble obelisk on the National Mall honors the nation's first president. The cornerstone of the Washington Monument was laid in 1848, but construction was not completed until 1884. About one-third of the way up the obelisk is a visible change in the marble, evidence of the onset of the Civil War. Construction was halted during the war, and when builders returned to the same quarry to complete the project afterward, enough time had passed to cause a significant change in the color.
To provide a glimpse into how one of the top U.S. newspapers is produced, The Washington Post offers a weekly
45 minute tour. Printing technology from before the computer age is demonstrated in a museum, along with a brief ...
This monument is not only a memorial to the nation's 32nd president, but also to the people of his time.
The monument stretches along the Tidal Basin with four outdoor gallery rooms and is connected by granite passageways. Each ...
Park Hyatt Washington combines chic modernism with classic American style that pays homage to the cultural and natural attributes of
the nation's capital. The hotel is ideally situated a few blocks from stylish Georgetown, near the Smithsonian Museums, Embassy ...