Colorful, dragon-decorated Friendship Arch – the largest single-span arch in the world – marks the entrance to DC's Chinatown.
- FFriendship Arch
- MMary McLeod Bethune Memorial
The memorial, DC’s first statue of a black woman, honors the educator and founder of the National Council of Negro Women.
- WWashington Convention Center
The hulking Convention Center hosts major trade shows, events and the occasional inaugural ball.
- DDalghren Chapel
A pretty little refuge with a quiet courtyard on Georgetown University's campus.
- George Washington University's Corcoran School of the Arts & Design
Opened in 1890, the Corcoran was DC's first art museum. It closed in 2014, but the George Washington University has taken it over, and the historic beaux…
- CC&O Canal Lockkeeper's House
At the northeast corner of Constitution Gardens, this 1835 stone gatehouse is a remnant of the days when the Washington City Canal flowed through this…
- TThree Servicemen Statue
In 1982, opponents of Maya Lin’s Vietnam memorial design insisted that a more traditional sculpture be added to the monument. As a result, sculptor…
- FFort Lesley J McNair
The army post at Fort McNair was established in 1791. The British burned it in 1814. The Lincoln-assassination conspirators were hanged here in 1865…
- NNational Children’s Museum
The National Children's Museum has been homeless since 2015, but plans are in the works to open in the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center…
- VVietnam Women's Memorial
The tree-ringed Vietnam Women's Memorial, showing female soldiers aiding a fallen combatant, was added to complement the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1993.
- UUnion Station Plaza
This grassy space with a large fountain cascade spreads in front of Union Station. The area is also known as Columbus Circle, since the fountain is a…
- MMcPherson Square
Named for Civil War general James B McPherson, who once commanded the Army of Tennessee, this square sports an 1876 statue of McPherson on his horse…
- ZZero Milestone
Located in the Ellipse, the Zero Milestone is the marker for highway distances all across the country.
- AAdams Building
One of the Library of Congress' three buildings, this holds 180 miles of shelving and is used mostly by researchers.
- WWhite House Visitor Entrance
The spot from where White House tours embark.
- International Spy Museum
One of DC’s most popular museums, the International Spy Museum delivers fun, interactive exhibits portraying the flashy, over-the-top world of…