|Lincoln Memorial. August 2013.|
Overview of Washington DC
Washington DC is the capital of the United States. The district was founded in1791 which saw the states of Maryland and Virginia donating land to form this new district. It is a federal district that is under the exclusive jurisdiction of the congress. This is to mean that Washington DC is not part of any state in the United States. The district hosts all centers of the United States Federal Government i.e. the president, Supreme Court and congress. Washington DC has 176 foreign embassies within its boundaries. Many international organizations have also used Washington DC as their headquarters.
Lincoln memorial is one of the top attractions in the city. This is a national monument built in honor of the 16th president of United States, Abraham Lincoln. This monument has the statue of Abraham Lincoln in it.
The US Capitol
The US Capitol is one of the most adored pieces of architectural designs. This building hosts Congress, which is the legislative branch of the Federal Government of the United States.
White House is the official residence of the seating President of the United States. According to America Institute of Architects’ White House was second in the list of America’s Favorite Architecture in 2007.
How to get to Washington DC
The most convenient way to getting to DC for visitors who live far is by the use of airplane to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Virginia. From there you can either take a taxi downtown or use metro bus 13F and 13G.