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The monuments of Washington

To not miss anything of Washington: top places, all geolocated monuments, audio-guides and itineraries. Do Tours lists authentic sites to see

Visiter The Capitol

The Capitol

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The original building, which was destined for the seat of the Senate andthe House of Representatives, was built...

Visiter The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court

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The building was built by Cass Gilbert and completed in 1949. Beforerelocating to this area, the Supreme Court was...

Visiter Botanic Garden

Botanic Garden

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This garden was created in 1830 at the instigation of the Congress. It isdivided in three sections....

Visiter The Library of Congress

The Library of Congress

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It was funded in 1800 so that the Congress can have easy access toresearch books on law: it started with about 75 books....

Visiter National Mall (Grand Avenue)

National Mall (Grand Avenue)

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This avenuespans 3km between the Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial and goes through theWashington Monument....

Visiter Institution Smithsonian

Institution Smithsonian

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TheInstitution was founded in accordance with the last wishes of the Britishscientist James Smithson. He bequeathed his...

Visiter National Air and Space Museum (first floor).

National Air and Space Museum (first floor).

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This large museum is exceptional for those who are interested in aviationor spatial conquest. You cannot see everything...

Visiter National Air and Space Museum (second floor)

National Air and Space Museum (second floor)

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This floor is as interesting as the first; it also illustrates aviation andthe conquest of space. "Exploringthe Planet"...

Visiter National Gallery of Art, West Building

National Gallery of Art, West Building

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This building was funded by the banker Andrew Mellon who also gave themuseum important paintings he had bought from the...

Visiter National Gallery of Art, West Building

National Gallery of Art, West Building

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The building was built between 1960 and 1978 by I.M. Pei; it is connectedto the west building by an underground tunnel...

Visiter National Museum of Natural History; first level

National Museum of Natural History; first level

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This museum of greatest interest is in a building constructed in 1910. Uponentry, one is shocked: in the rotunda is ...

Visiter National Museum of American History

National Museum of American History

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The museum shows the political, cultural, military and social history ofthe United States; it was opened in 1964....

Visiter White House

White House

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It was built in 1772 and 1780 based upon the plans of an Irish architectwho drew inspiration from lavish mansions of...

Visiter Renwick Gallery

Renwick Gallery

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This building, which dates from 1874, was designed by architect JamesRenwick; he was inspired by the architecture of...

Visiter John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

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This performance center contains three large rooms separated by two hugehalls: the "Opera House" (2300 seats), the...

Visiter Smithsonian American Art Museum

Smithsonian American Art Museum

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This beautiful neoclassical style building was built between 1836 and 1867following Robert Mills’ plans;...

Visiter National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery

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The gallery shares a building with the "American Art Museum".This museum was founded in 1862; it illustrates the...

Visiter Newseum

Newseum

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A museum for news and journalism had already existed in Virginia since1997; it was transferred to this new entity in...

Visiter Ford's Theater National Historic Site

Ford's Theater National Historic Site

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This rather macabre site is the theater where Abraham Lincoln wasassassinated. The theater closed shortly after the...

Visiter Georgetown

Georgetown

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This upscale Washington neighborhood was a city that existed before thecapital. Established in 1750, Georgetown was...

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