Washington D.C. Tour Guide

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Washington D.C.

Washington's saga began in the late 18th century when, as a newly independent nation, the United States sought to establish a federal capital. George Washington himself selected the location along the Potomac River, envisioning a grand city that would symbolize the young republic's unity.

Pierre Charles L'Enfant, a French-born architect and city planner, designed the city with wide boulevards, grand monuments, and a layout that would reflect the principles of democracy. The White House and the United States Capitol rose as symbols of governance and democracy.

Throughout the 19th century, Washington, D.C., grew and evolved, serving as the backdrop for critical events in American history, including the Civil War, the abolition of slavery, and the expansion of civil rights.

The 20th century saw the city transform into a political and cultural hub, where international diplomacy unfolded and civil rights movements gained momentum. The National Mall became a gathering place for historic events like the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Today, Washington, D.C., stands as a city where history is etched into its very foundations, where diplomacy shapes the world, and where the National Mall serves as a testament to the ideals of freedom and democracy.

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Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery is a United States military cemetery in Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. The cemetery includes 639 acres (259 ha) where the dead of the nation's conflicts have been buried, beginning with the Civil War.

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Hours

Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM