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Washington, D.C.

   
 
 
 
Washington, located in the District of Columbia (between Virginia and Maryland), was founded and made capital of the United States in 1790. It was named after George Washington. Today, Washington is one of the nation’s top tourist destinations. Visitors from around the world come to see the White House (president’s residence), the National Zoo, the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, Ford’s Theater, FBI Headquarters, Capital Building, The Library of Congress (the largest library in America), the Washington Monument and much more. Washington is home to the Smithsonian Museums, a network of free museums that feature dazzling art , history, and science exhibits – all for free.
   
 

Related Links to Washington D.C.

   
 
Washington Monument

Washington D.C. In Depth

Learn all about Washington D.C. and the history of many of its important landmarks, buildings, and monuments. Also, click on my interactive DC Metro map to see where to go on each stop.

   
Lincoln Memorial

Washington Landmarks in Depth

Learn all about the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, White House, and U.S. Capitol Building in depth.

   
Reston, Virginia

Washington D.C. Suburbs (Maryland/No. Virginia)

Live in the D.C. Metro area? Learn all about the region’s towns and cities by clicking above. From Falls Church to Bethesda and from Reston to Silver Spring, use my interactive map to answer all of your questions about the history of D.C.’s suburbs.

   
White House

The White House

Click here to learn all about the history of the presidential mansion – the White House

 

   
Capitol Building

U.S. Government

Learn all about the history of the United States Government and the function of its three branches. From here, you can also visit my interactive U.S. Constitution.

   
George Washington

George Washington

Learn all about the life and times of George Washington. This section contains TONS of online and printable activities as well.

   
 

 

Click here for United States Landmarks Online Scavenger Hunt

Click here for United States Landmarks Printable Scavenger Hunt