The capital city of the United States since its formation in 1790, Washington D.C. is packed with landmarks, monuments and museums, making it a sightseer’s delight. Many of the district’s most important sites are centered around the National Mall. Here you’ll find the soaring 555 foot tall Washington Monument, along with the stately Lincoln Memorial. Memorials to WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War are also found on the mall. The Smithsonian Institution’s 19 free-admission museums are also located on the mall. Visitor favorites include the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and the ever-crowded Smithsonian National AIr and Space Museum, home to the largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft in the world. Also popular is the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, a stirring reminder of the past, and a beacon of hope for the future.
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