One of the most-visited attractions in Washington DC is the Lincoln Memorial which is located at the western end of the National Mall. At the center of memorial is the 19-foot marble statue of Abraham Lincoln which is surrounded by 36 columns and it is considered one of the finest works by sculptor Daniel Chester French. The murals inside the memorial were painted by Jules Gerin and they depict various aspect of Lincoln’s life, especially the important life events.
Originally built in 1792 by James Hoban, White House is the official residence of President of United States of America. The building was burnt down British soldiers in 1814 and was rebuilt in 1818. Today it is open to public and they only have access to East, Blue, Red and Green Rooms, while one has to make advance reservation to take a tour of the Ballroom and the State Dining Room. Located a short distance away is the White House Visitor Center which exhibits information about White House and about the presidents and their families.
National Museum of American History
National Museum of American History is one of the must-visit museums in Washington DC as it is a great place to know about the cultural, scientific, political and technological history of the nation. Here visitors get to see Thomas Alva Edison’s light bulbs, Thomas Jefferson’s desk and more. Other artifacts displayed here depict the lifestyle of the people and how they governed themselves. Some of the noteworthy artifacts here are works by First ladies, ruby slippers by Judy Garland, Julia Child’s Kitchen and more.