Welcome to Washington DC

Washington, D.C. is the capital of the United States. The U.S. Constitution provided for the establishment of a federal district that would not be part of any state but instead be under the jurisdiction of Congress. In 1791, the City of Washington was founded as the national capital. Congress held its first session there in 1800 and in 1801 the land was officially designated as the federal District of Columbia. Millions of visitors come to enjoy historic, top-caliber dining and drinking spots and see sights like the Capitol Building, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, Arlington Cemetery, the Smithsonian Institution, and hundreds of monuments, museums, galleries, and historic homes.

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