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Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and U.S. Capitol World War II Memorial Memorial Bridge, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument President Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial As home to our nation's government, Washington, D.C., is one of the most powerful cities in the world. Steeped in history and rich in culture, D.C. provides ample opportunities for students to celebrate the past and prepare for the future.
Arlington National Cemetery Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers John F. Kennedy Gravesite and Eternal Flame See the Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Eternal Flame at President John F. Kennedy's gravesite, and the Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial.
Iwo Jima Memorial The Marine Corps War Memorial "Uncommon Valor was a Common Virtue." The Marine Corps War Memorial Flag raisers forever immortalized in bronze Commonly referred to as the Iwo Jima Memorial, the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, VA, is dedicated to all Marines who have given their lives in the defense of the United States since 1775.
Pentagon Memorial A permanent outdoor installation that honors the memory of the 184 victims killed at the Pentagon during the September 11 attacks. Crowd at the dedication on Sept. 11, 2008 First inscribed memorial unit unveiled at dedication Dedication ceremony marking the start of construction on the Pentagon Memorial Pentagon Memorial
The United States Capitol Building Library of Congress Capitol Hill Aerial view of Capitol Hill Capitol Visitor Center (U.S. Capitol): An educational center welcomes visitors to the place where Congress meets to decide law (tour by appointment) Capitol Hill is home to more than just the Capitol Building: the U.S. Supreme Court and Library of Congress are located just off the east front of the Capitol. “United States Supreme Court"
National Archives The National Archives Preamble of the U.S. Constitution Signatures on the Declaration of Independence Bill of Rights At the National Archives, visitors view the “Charters of Freedom:” the original Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
Ford’s Theatre/Petersen House The Presidential Box Ford’s Theatre Petersen House: The House Where Lincoln Died Bust of Lincoln On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was mortally shot by John Wilkes Booth while attending a play in Ford’s Theatre. Lincoln passed away across the street inside Peterson’s Boarding House.
Washington Monument Washington Monument as seen from the Iwo Jima Memorial Washington Monument as seen from the WWII Memorial Washington Monument as seen from the Vietnam Wall The most visible memorial in D.C., the Washington Monument rises 555 feet above the National Mall. In addition to being the tallest structure in D.C., it is also the tallest stone monument in the world. Looking up at the Washington Monument
Mount Vernon Interactive Activities at Mount Vernon Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate The Tombs of George and Martha Washington President George Washington’s home located in Alexandria, Virginia.
Monuments and Memorials Vietnam War Memorial Vietnam Women's Memorial Korean War Veterans Memorial Students pay tribute to fallen soldiers at a number of sites including the World War II Memorial, the Vietnam War Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, and the Vietnam Women's Memorial. World War II Memorial
Monuments and Memorials Lincoln Memorial Jefferson Memorial Kennedy Center FDR Memorial President Memorials and Monuments Visit some of our nation’s most famous memorials and monuments, including the Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, and the Kennedy Center.
National Cathedral Inside the National Cathedral View of Washington from the National Cathedral A sampling of the Cathedral’s stone carvings The Cathedral is a 14th Century Gothic- style structure, shaped like a Latin Cross. It is the sixth largest church in the world.
Smithsonian Institution Smithsonian Castle Inside the Smithsonian Natural History Museum The Moon Rock at the Air & Space Museum The Natural History Museum In 1829, British scientist James Smithson died and in his will he left his estate, valued at over half a million dollars, to the people of the United States to found “an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge.”
White House A photo opportunity at the White House The White House as seen from the Ellipse The home of the President and his family as well as the official office for the Executive Branch of our government, whose job is to execute or carry out the laws of our nation.