Sights & landmarks in Washington DC

THE 10 BEST Washington DC Sights & Historical Landmarks

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  • LANCE O
    1,127 contributions
    Lincoln Memorial...located at the west of the Mall and adjacent to the west end of the Reflecting Pond...historical, moving, emotional...go and visit, just do it, it's as simple as that
    It will take about 30 minutes to stroll the memorial interior and exterior...and could take up to an hour depending upon crowds, and your interest
    Written February 4, 2023
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  • ctimms125
    Austin, TX67 contributions
    I loved being here! I even got my library card! This building is beyond beautiful! There is so much here. This is art and history and information and the staff here is amazing.
    Written January 29, 2023
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  • ctimms125
    Austin, TX67 contributions
    We were there on Veterans day. The names were read out loud continuously over our visit and to see the timeline and the love is overwhelming.
    Written January 29, 2023
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  • LANCE O
    1,127 contributions
    Korean War Veterans Memorial...moving, emotional, humbling...go to visit. Plan on about 30 minutes, no more than an hour to walk the memorial
    Written February 4, 2023
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  • ctimms125
    Austin, TX67 contributions
    So many museums, so much history, so little time. I really want to spend a month in this area to see everything. There are still so many places that I have not toured yet.
    Written January 29, 2023
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  • LANCE O
    1,127 contributions
    National World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. - just go and see...emotional, historical...it is a must do.
    Probably about a half hour to and hour...maybe more if keen interest and if crowded.
    Written February 4, 2023
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  • Hope B
    Penticton, Canada46 contributions
    This was a lot bigger than I imagined and surprisingly an emotional experience. An iconic symbol of democracy, freedom, and patriotism.
    Written February 5, 2023
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  • ctimms125
    Austin, TX67 contributions
    We were told that there was no way to get in without a reservation but we tried anyway and we got in in just a few minutes. It was really amazing to be in such a beautiful and historic place. The sculptures are fantastic. It is so hard to imagine that anyone would desecrate such an amazing, important, and beautiful place. It was impossible for me not to be furious at the insurrectionists of January 6th. The US Capitol should be treated with reverence.
    Written January 29, 2023
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  • LANCE O
    1,127 contributions
    The Jefferson Memorial in Washington D.C. is truly beautiful, magnificent, historical, emotional...all of that and more. When in D.C., it's a must see...just go see it !!!
    Set aside a good 30 minutes, but quite likely up to an hour to do justice...perhaps even more time depending upon crowds and your interest.
    Written February 4, 2023
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  • LANCE O
    1,127 contributions
    The FDR Memorial near the Mall in Washington D.C. is a must see...simple as that...historical, inspiring, moving...
    Set aside at least a good 30 minutes to stroll the memorial...probably takes closer to an hour to do justice
    Written February 4, 2023
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  • LANCE O
    1,127 contributions
    The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is a must see...historical, memorable, emotional...all of that and more...when in D.C. just go visit !!!
    set aside a good 30 minutes to stroll the memorial...and more likely up to an hour...even more if you have keen interest and the number of tourists
    Written February 4, 2023
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  • neosmusic
    Knoxville, TN26 contributions
    Was on a weekend trip to DC, and was hitting as many historical places as we could. Being from Illinois, it was interesting to see a different exhibit on Lincoln, and in such a historic place as his assassination. It was a humbling and educational experience. And the fact they had the actual murder weapon on display was a top moment of the visit.
    Written February 4, 2023
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  • Becky V
    7249320280 contributions
    We visited Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens recently on vacation and thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful mansion and gardens. Hope to visit again in the spring or summer.
    Written February 1, 2023
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  • cvon27
    Missouri77 contributions
    Unbelievably beautiful and a wonderful tour! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour so enjoyable with her stories about the cathedral. She had a true appreciation for her work and the cathedral and it showed in her excellent presentation!
    Written January 3, 2023
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China11,329 contributions
    Well, this is White House. The residence of the US President is too famous to allow further introduction. Amid anti-terrorism scare, the fence is two-people high and a tour inside is too difficult to actualize. It is perhaps a reflection of the US political attitude.
    Written December 16, 2022
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