Washington, D.C.

The Lincoln Memorial

A memorial honoring the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. The construction began in 1914 and opened to the public in 1922. The memorial was designed by Henry Bacon. The statue is 19 feet tall and weighs 175 tons.

The Washington Monument

The Washington Monument was built to honor George Washington ,the first president of the United States, and the commander in chief of the Continental Army. It was completed in 1884 by Thomas Casey. It is the world’s tallest structure made of stone, and stands 555 feet tall. The monument is free to visit day or night.

The Vietnam Women's Memoral and Korean War Memorial

The Korean War Memorial commemorates the sacrifices of the 5 million Americans who served in the U.S. armed services during the three-year period of the Korean War of America. The memorial has 19 stainless steel statues that are approximately 7 feet tall.

The Vietnam Women's Memorial is a memorial dedicated to the women of the United States who served in the Vietnam War. It's part of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The memorial is a statue of three uniformed women with a wounded soldier.

The White House

The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States. The first president, George Washington, selected the site for the White House in 1791. There are 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, and 6 levels in the house. There are also 412 doors, 147 windows, 28 fireplaces, 8 staircases, and 3 elevators. The White House requires 570 gallons of paint to cover its outside surface.

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery, the most famous cemetery in the country, is the final resting place for many of our nation’s greatest heroes, including more than 300,000 veterans of every American War. On average, 28 burials occur each weekday, for a total of nearly 6,900 each year.

Holocaust and American History Museums

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is the United States' official memorial to the Holocaust. The entire cost of the construction of the museum was nearly $200 million, and was mostly paid for by private donations. The construction began in 1980.

The National Museum of American History collects and displays the social, political, scientific, and military history of the United States of America. The museum opened in 1964. The museum was established in 1964.