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150th Ohio National Guard Monument

150th Ohio National Guard Monument
Washington, District of Columbia, 20008
A granite column erected by the State of Ohio for the Ohio National Guard Infantrymen who took part in the defense of Washington at Fort Stevens in July 1864.

25th New York Volunteer Cavelry Monument

25th New York Volunteer Cavelry Monument
Washington, District of Columbia, 20008
A granite statue of a soldier erected by the State of New York in honor of the war dead who died in the defense of the Capital in 1864. The monument was dedicated on September 18, 1914.

Abraham Lincoln Statue

Abraham Lincoln Statue
Washington, District of Columbia, 20001
Located in Washington, D.C.'s Lincoln Memorial, this sculpture was designed by Daniel Chester French and was based on photographs of President Lincoln.

AFL-CIO Headquarters

AFL-CIO Headquarters
Washington, District of Columbia, 20006
President Dwight Eisenhower and AFL-CIO President George Meany laid the cornerstone of the building in 1955. The two murals on the ground floor titled, " Labor is Life" (south) and "Labor Omnia Vincit," (north) were designed by Lumen Martin Winter.

African American Civil War Memorial

African American Civil War Memorial
Washington, District of Columbia
The memorial commemorates the service of 209,145 African-American soldiers and sailors who fought for the Union in the American Civil War.

African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation and Museum

African American Civil War Memorial  Freedom Foundation and Museum
Washington, District of Columbia, 20009
Opened in January of 1999, the Civil War Memorial Museum uses photographs, documents and state of the art audio visual equipment to help visitors understand the African American's heroic and largely unknown struggle for freedom.

Albert Einstein Planetarium

Albert Einstein Planetarium
Washington, District of Columbia
The Einstein Planetarium has a Zeiss Model VIa planetarium instrument, America's Bicentennial gift from the people of West Germany. Plus, the theater has a dual digital projection system and six-channel digital surround sound.

Arlington Memorial Bridge

Arlington Memorial Bridge
Washington, District of Columbia
The bridge's construction was authorized by Congress on February 24, 1925 and formally opened on January 16, 1932. Designed by architectural firm McKim, Mead and White, the neo-classical bridge is 2,163 feet (660 m) long.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
Washington, District of Columbia, 20024
Spread over 7.5 acres, the memorial is composed of four outdoor rooms, one for each of FDR's terms of office. Each of the four areas of the memorial contains a waterfall.

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
Washington, District of Columbia, 20020
This is the home of one of the most famous African Americans in United States history. Perched high on a hilltop, the site offers a sweeping view of the U.S. Capitol and the Washington D.C. skyline.

Jefferson Memorial

Jefferson Memorial
Washington, District of Columbia
The Jefferson Memorial was officially dedicated on April 13, 1943 - the 200th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson's birthday.

Korean War Veterans Memorial

Korean War Veterans Memorial
Washington, District of Columbia, 20020
The memorial is in the form of a triangle intersecting a circle. Within the triangle are 19 stainless steel statues designed by Frank Gaylord representing a squad on patrol.

Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial
Washington, District of Columbia
The Lincoln Memorial replicates the form of a Greek Doric temple and contains a large seated sculpture of Abraham Lincoln and inscriptions of two well-known speeches by Lincoln.

Name: Alexander Graham Bell Multicultural Senior High School

Name: Alexander Graham Bell Multicultural Senior High School
Washington, District of Columbia
Previously Bell Vocational High School until 1989.

National World War II Memorial

National World War II Memorial
Washington, District of Columbia
The National World War II Memorial commemorates the sacrifice and celebrates the victory of the WWII generation. The Second World War is the only 20th Century event commemorated on the National Mallís central axis.

Newseum

Newseum
Washington, District of Columbia, 20001
The Newseum is an interactive museum of news and journalism. Built at a cost of $450 million, it opened its doors to the public on April 11, 2008. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is etched into a stone panel facing Pennsylvania Avenue.

The Jamie L. Whitten Building (USDA Headquarters)

The Jamie L. Whitten Building (USDA Headquarters)
Washington, District of Columbia, 20250
It took nearly 30 years to complete construction of the building because of politics, World War I, and a lack of funding.

The White House

The White House
Washington, District of Columbia, 20500
Originally referred to as the "Presidential Mansion," or "President's House,", there are several stories as to how the building came to be called "The White House." The name became official during the administration of Theodore Roosevelt.

United States Botanic Garden

United States Botanic Garden
Washington, District of Columbia, 20024
The botanic garden is run by the Congress of the United States and is supervised by the Architect of the Capitol, the person responsible for maintaining the grounds of the United States Capitol.

United States Capitol

United States Capitol
Washington, District of Columbia, 20515
Home to the United States Congress, the Legislative Branch of the government, the Capitol has a central section featuring the famous rotunda and dome. The North wing houses the Senate, while the South wing is home to the House of Representatives.

United States National Arboretum

United States National Arboretum
Washington, District of Columbia, 20002
The U.S. National Arboretum is a research and education facility and a living museum. Established in 1927, the Arboretum is administered by the U.S. Department of Agricultureís Agricultural Research Service.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Washington, District of Columbia
The names of the nearly 58,000 Americans who died in Vietnam or who remain unaccounted for are inscribed on the walls in chronological order.

Vietnam Women's Memorial

Vietnam Women's Memorial
Washington, District of Columbia
During the Vietnam War, over a quarter of a million women volunteered to serve in Vietnam as nurses and other support personnel. This memorial is dedicated to those women.

Washington Monument

Washington Monument
Washington, District of Columbia
The monument is among the world's tallest masonry structures, standing 555 feet (169.29 m) in height and made of marble, granite, and sandstone. It was designed by Robert Mills, a prominent American architect of the 1840s.

Washington National Cathedral

Washington National Cathedral
Washington, District of Columbia, 20016
Officially called the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, the National Cathedral was designated by Congress as the non-denominational National House of Prayer. It is the sixth largest cathedral in the world and second largest in the U.S.A.

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Top 10 Most Popular District of Columbia Landmarks

  1. The Jamie L. Whitten Building (USDA Headquarters)
  2. Jefferson Memorial
  3. Lincoln Memorial
  4. United States Capitol
  5. Vietnam Women's Memorial
  6. Arlington Memorial Bridge
  7. The White House
  8. Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
  9. Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
  10. Korean War Veterans Memorial

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