Photo tour: Landmarks around Washington D.C.

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Not only is Washington D.C. filled with historic sites, but most are also free to visit.

America’s capital may only span 68 square miles, but this compact locale packs quite a few tourist-friendly punches. Not only is Washington D.C. filled with historic sites, but most are also free to visit.

Many of the landmarks in Washington D.C. commemorate the country’s past, whether it’s presidential monuments or war memorials. The Lincoln Memorial and Jefferson Memorial are popular destinations for both their architecture and statues of some of America’s most notable presidents. For a more modern look at America, you can take a scenic stroll by the White House or tour the Capitol Building. You’ll also find a number of landmarks paying tribute to the country’s service men and women, such as the Arlington National Cemetery, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and World War II Memorial on the National Mall. For a day filled with discovery, you can plan a visit to the Smithsonian museums.

No matter what your interests are, you can find some inspiration for your next trip to the capital with this photo tour of landmarks around Washington D.C.

U.S. Capitol Building (Image: cometstarmoon)
U.S. Capitol Building (Image: cometstarmoon)
Lincoln Memorial (Image: sphilp1225)
Lincoln Memorial (Image: sphilp1225)
Jefferson Memorial (Image: dbking)
Jefferson Memorial (Image: dbking)
Washington Monument (Image: MCS@flickr)
Washington Monument (Image: MCS@flickr)
Library of Congress (Image: Ron Cogswell)
Library of Congress (Image: Ron Cogswell)
Arlington National Cemetery (Image: The U.S. Army)
Arlington National Cemetery (Image: The U.S. Army)
Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Image: The U.S. Army)
Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Image: The U.S. Army)
World War II Memorial (Image: wwarby)
World War II Memorial (Image: wwarby)
Smithsonian (Image: public.resource.org)
Smithsonian (Image: public.resource.org)
White House (Image: MCS@flickr)
White House (Image: MCS@flickr)

(Main image: Kyle Rush)

Photo tour: Landmarks around Washington D.C. was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Marissa Willman
Author: Marissa Willman (786 posts)

Marissa Willman earned a bachelor's degree in journalism before downsizing her life into two suitcases for a teaching gig in South Korea. Seoul was her home base for two years of wanderlusting throughout six countries in Asia. In 2011, Marissa swapped teaching for travel writing and now calls Southern California home.