Washington D.C. - 4 of America's Memorable Monuments

Things to do in Washington D.C. are numerous, educational, historical and fun for the whole family. Washington D.C. is the capital of the United States, and is the city where most of the federal agencies and federal governing bodies meet. The city itself is littered with monuments, museums, attractions and sights which are all located conveniently close to a Washington D.C Bed and Breakfast.

It is easy to get lost in the history and elegance of this fine city, with its deep rooted significance and lively city center. With the bustling pulse of the city, it can be quite nice to unwind with accommodation at a quaint, quiet and comfortable Washinton D.C Inn, and spend your days touring many of America's Memorable Monuments.

The Washington Monument 

This is one of the most prominent monuments in D.C. It was finished in 1884, but was built to honor one of the founding fathers of the United States, George Washington. George Washington led the United States to independence, and was the first President of the United States. The Washington Monument is a national monument and part of the National Park Service.  Admission into the Monument is free, but requires a ticket. Once at the top of the Washington Monument it's common to have visibility of up to 30 miles, and it offers an excellent view of the National Mall, the Capital Building and the White House, among many other top D.C. sites.

The Lincoln Memorial

This one was built to honor the sixteenth President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Another National Monument, part of the National Park Service, this monument is also free for admission. The Lincoln Memorial was built from a blend of stone and marble taken from each state in the Union, to represent Lincoln's unified nation. Lincoln sits perched upon his chair with inspirational words from two of his famous speeches engraved below. The Lincoln Memorial was finished in 1922, and has been the site of many famous speeches, such as Martin Luther King's "I have a Dream" speech. The Gettysburg Address, Lincoln's most famous speech, is carved into the South wall.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Here you'll find one of the most famous monuments in Washington D.C. It was built to honor the men and women who fought and died for the United States military during the Vietnam War. Also known as "The Wall", this monument was completed in 1982, but was officially transferred to the control of the National Park Service in 1984. There are more than 58,000 names on the wall, set in chronological order, and the wall itself is almost 250 feet long. The East wall points to the Washington Monument, and the West wall points to the Lincoln Memorial.

The Jefferson Memorial 

The Jefferson Memorial is a dome-shaped memorial built in honor of the third President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson. Once inside the monument, you can marvel at the 19-foot bronze statue of Thomas Jefferson, where he stands surrounded by passages from the Declaration of Independence. The Jefferson Memorial is located on the Tidal Basin, and is surrounded by trees and foliage. BBonline recommends visiting in autumn with the changing colors of the leaves, or in the spring, when the cherry blossoms are in bloom. From the steps of the Jefferson Memorial, the view of the White House is pretty spectacular.