Discover America's Main Street as you tour the country's seats of power from the Capitol building to the White House. Almost every building has some kind of cultural significance to the history of Read more...
Discover America's Main Street as you tour the country's seats of power from the Capitol building to the White House. Almost every building has some kind of cultural significance to the history of the nation. You could spend several hours in each building and several weeks in this entire area, learning about it all.
Since you may not want to spend several weeks going that deep, here are some of the highlights. The Capitol building has played host to tons of inaugurations, protests, and speeches. The White House serves as the presidential residence. It's here you'll find the famous West Wing and Oval Office.
In between these two icons, discover Ford's Theatre. It was the site of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln in 1865. You can see where the president sat, and the narrow stairway John Wilkes Booth used to sneak up behind him before shooting.
The Old Patent Office Building takes up an entire city block and houses the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Museum. Here you can see one of the finest art collections in the world.
Pennsylvania Avenue is just one street in the nation's capital, but it's incredibly significant. Take a buddy with you to keep you on task, otherwise, you might lose track of time. It's easy to get lost among the beautiful architecture and heritage of the place.