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 ...
One of Washington's newest memorials, the Korean War Veterans Memorial pays tribute to the many who fought in the Korean
War. Located near the Lincoln Memorial, this monument features statues of 19 soldiers carefully making their way through unknown ...
Seeing the nation's capital by bike is not only healthy, but it also allows visitors to get a closer view
of DC. This guided bicycle tour takes in many of Washington's magnificent monuments and landmarks; everything from the White ...