Top Rated Landmarks in District of Columbia

The following District of Columbia Landmarks have been voted the Top 10 sites in the state by our visitors.

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Jefferson Memorial

Jefferson Memorial

Washington, District of Columbia
The Jefferson Memorial was officially dedicated on April 13, 1943 - the 200th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson's birthday.

African American Civil War Memorial

African American Civil War Memorial

Washington, District of Columbia
The memorial commemorates the service of 209,145 African-American soldiers and sailors who fought for the Union in the American Civil War.

Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

Washington, District of Columbia
The Lincoln Memorial replicates the form of a Greek Doric temple and contains a large seated sculpture of Abraham Lincoln and inscriptions of two well-known speeches by Lincoln.

Abraham Lincoln Statue

Abraham Lincoln Statue

Washington, District of Columbia, 20001
Located in Washington, D.C.'s Lincoln Memorial, this sculpture was designed by Daniel Chester French and was based on photographs of President Lincoln.

The White House

The White House

Washington, District of Columbia, 20500
Originally referred to as the "Presidential Mansion," or "President's House,", there are several stories as to how the building came to be called "The White House." The name became official during the administration of Theodore Roosevelt.

Arlington Memorial Bridge

Arlington Memorial Bridge

Washington, District of Columbia
The bridge's construction was authorized by Congress on February 24, 1925 and formally opened on January 16, 1932. Designed by architectural firm McKim, Mead and White, the neo-classical bridge is 2,163 feet (660 m) long.

Washington Monument

Washington Monument

Washington, District of Columbia
The monument is among the world's tallest masonry structures, standing 555 feet (169.29 m) in height and made of marble, granite, and sandstone. It was designed by Robert Mills, a prominent American architect of the 1840s.

The Jamie L. Whitten Building (USDA Headquarters)

The Jamie L. Whitten Building (USDA Headquarters)

Washington, District of Columbia, 20250
It took nearly 30 years to complete construction of the building because of politics, World War I, and a lack of funding.

Korean War Veterans Memorial

Korean War Veterans Memorial

Washington, District of Columbia, 20020
The memorial is in the form of a triangle intersecting a circle. Within the triangle are 19 stainless steel statues designed by Frank Gaylord representing a squad on patrol.

National World War II Memorial

National World War II Memorial

Washington, District of Columbia
The National World War II Memorial commemorates the sacrifice and celebrates the victory of the WWII generation. The Second World War is the only 20th Century event commemorated on the National Mallís central axis.

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