Located on the Western end of the National Mall, the Lincoln Memorial is one of the most beloved monuments in the United States. Designed by architect Henry Bacon, the memorial was built to honour Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States.
The Washington Monument towers 555 feet over Washington DC and is by far the tallest building in the district. The ambitious and expensive monument was opened on October 9th 1888 in the name of the first president of the United States, George Washington.
The Smithsonian Institution was founded in 1846 and is currently the world’s largest museum; made up of the National Zoological Park, nine research facilities and 19 museums. Our Group Travel team recommend the National Museum of Natural History and the National Museum of American History. Even better, they’re all free!
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
This 2-acre national memorial is situated by the famous Lincoln Memorial and honours the men and women that served in the Vietnam War. With over 58,000 names on the wall, each with their own story, the memorial itself is dedicated to the courage, sacrifice and devotion to duty.
The National Archives is home to, not only the Declaration of Independence, but also the Constitution and Bill of Rights. It is here that you can uncover the American journey, investigate one of the four copies of the Magna Carta and explore the archives in the Public Vaults. It’s what every historian dreams of!
The White House
A universal symbol of international politics, this is where history is made! Book on a tour of The White House or simply visit the White House Visitor Center and explore an interactive touchscreen tour of the White House.