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Historic Places & Districts

Washington, DC is a living history book. Trace the history of the nation’s capital with a tour of DC’s historic places and districts, all coming together to collectively tell the story of our nation.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
The seated Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial is 19 feet high and weighs 175 tons.
Spend three days in DC discovering historic sites from the time of the 16th president of the United States, like Ford's Theatre and the Willard InterContinental.
While Georgetown is thoroughly modern, the historic homes that line the neigbhorhood's C&O canal add a turn-of-last-century quality to the swanky area.
This historic Washington, DC neighborhood is where you'll find Tudor Place and Dumbarton Oaks, among others.
A detail of the Spirit of Freedom sculpture, part of the African American Civil War Museum in Shaw honoring the 209,000 soldiers and sailors who fought for the Union between 1861-1865.
DC has a strong African American heritage. See the sites which are part of its history, including the Howard Theatre and Cedar Hill.
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