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THE DISTRICT

The national capital of the United States of America, not designated to any state, was established through the timeless principles of liberty and order.


NATIONAL MALL


Jefferson memorial
photo by Nick Palastro

Monuments and Museums

At the heart of Washington DC is the National Mall—a central, cross-shaped landscaped corridor—surrounded by Smithsonian museums, flanked by national monuments. The Washington Monument stands in the center, facing the Lincoln Memorial on one end, the US Capitol on the other, and the White House and Jefferson Memorial on each side.