Washington D.C. was founded in 1790 and by the Constitution of the U.S.A. was established as the Nation’s capital. The area was originally inhabited by Algonquian Natives known as Nacotchtank. The area known today as the District of Columbia (D.C.) was chosen by President George Washington. Both Maryland and Virginia gave up land to the Federal Government to create the District of Columbia. On September 18th, 1793 President George Washington laid the foundation stone for the U.S. Capitol. In 1800, President John Adams and his wife Abigail were the First President and First Lady to live in the President’s House. The White House was burned in the war of 1812 and was rebuilt by 1819. Originally nicknamed The President’s House, President Roosevelt officially named it the White House in 1901, named for the reason that it was painted white. The White House address is 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Tours of the White House are free and scheduled through your congressional rep. White House Tour. Washington is a culturally eclectic city. World class restaurants featuring everything from Chinese, French, Mexican, Columbian, Cuban and Japanese are just some of the delicious fare awaiting you in the nation’s capital.
Places to Eat
Le Diplomate, The Source Washington D.C., Blue Duck Tavern, Restaurant Eve, Rasika, Ray’s the Steaks, Fiola, Tico-dc, Daikaya, Peking Gourmet Inn.
Sights & Sounds
White House, Lincoln Memorial, Smithsonian Institution, National Gallery of Art, International Spy Museum, United States Holocaust Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, National World War II Memorial, United States Capitol, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, National Museum of the American Indian, National Air and Space Museum, National Portrait Gallery, National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of American History, Washington National Cathedral, Washington Monument, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, National Mall, Ford’s Theatre, National Zoological Park, United States Botanic Garden, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Newseum, Smithsonian Institute Building, Lincoln Memorial, West Wing Tour, Department of Defense, Pentagon Tours.
College & University
Georgetown University, University of the District of Columbia, Howard University, George Washington University, American University, National Defense University, Catholic University of America, Strayer University.
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
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