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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.

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.

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.

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 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. The White House
  5. Korean War Veterans Memorial
  6. Vietnam Women's Memorial
  7. Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
  8. African American Civil War Memorial
  9. Washington Monument
  10. Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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