This was my third trip to Washington DC and still I had over 100 of attractions to explore. So, this gives you an idea about how many Washington DC tourist attractions exist. Well, this time I mostly explored the historical and official buildings along with some parks, galleries, and museums. Believe me, it was not at all boring, but was rather interesting.
The world-wide popular Pentagon is a must to see building where the work of the Department of Defense, military history, and all service branches can be explored. Do you want to pay homage to Mr. Kennedy? Be at the Arlington Cemetery that is the resting home of American soldiers. The main attractions here are the grave of John Kennedy and The Tomb of the Unknowns where the unknown soldiers rest.
To explore a variety of historic sites, head to the National Mall and Memorial Parks complex. Here, the Jefferson Memorial pays a tribute to the main author of the Declaration of Independence, the Korean War Veterans Memorial salutes the victims of this war, and the Lincoln Memorial pays homage to Mr. Lincoln who guided at times of the Civil War and that its walls are inscribed with his Second Inaugural Augural and his Gettysburg Address. Further, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial is dedicated to Mr. Roosevelt who directed the country during the Great Depression and World War II. This memorial has 4 outdoor rooms marking his each four terms in office. Other attractions are the Vietnam Veterans Memorial listing the names of those who lost their lives in this war, the Washington Monument dedicated to America’s first President, and the World War II Memorial saluting all those who aided the country during World War II. For history fans, this is a must to explore among the Washington DC tourist attractions.
The most loved activity to do here is to experience the calmness of the monuments when the sun is about to rise. Begin at the Grant Memorial in front of the U.S. Capitol and jog 2 miles to the Lincoln Memorial as you pass through the Washington Monument and the World War II Memorial.
The historic and tragic Fords Theatre and Lincoln Museum marks the site where President Lincoln was killed. Therefore, the museum boasts all the artifacts that tell you about the tragic event and much more. One more interesting museum is the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum that is a living memorial to the Holocaust by offering a myriad of photographs, diaries, survivor testimonials, and videos.
Do not miss to visit the largest library on the planet – the Library of Congress where you will come across a few oldest artifacts of the country ranging from the first map that has the name “America” to the personal