The number of historic places that can be toured by families and groups who visit our nation’s capital is truly astounding. From exhibits in the Smithsonian, to historic monuments like the Lincoln Memorial, practically everything you’ve ever wanted to know about American history can be found in Washington, D.C.
Of course, the capital’s history is just as interesting as the country’s. Founded in the late 19th century, Washington was once a swampy parcel of land that few people had ever visited. After it became the nation’s capital, it was still a place that few politician’s wives cared for. Today Washington is seen by millions of tourists each year, and they all come away with the same sense of awe over our country’s incredible past.
From humble beginnings, Foggy Bottom, as Washington is often called, has grown to become one of the world’s most fascinating and influential cities. In addition to its monuments and museums, Washington is known for its cherry trees, its army of lobbyists and buildings like the Watergate. If you get the chance to visit this amazing city, then you will see the good along with the not so good, but it will certainly be a learning experience.