The idea that most people have about Washington DC is that it is designated for politicians and for tourists. Politicians that are there help make the laws of the lands, and tourists are there to see the amazing structures. There are buildings that are dedicated to our leaders in the past. This would include Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and George Washington to name a few. There are beautiful structures scattered throughout, but there are actually three or four that are in the same general area, all of which you should visit when you are in the DC area.
The Washington Monument
The Washington Monument is an enormous structure, measuring 555 feet high. It is one of the tallest structures in the world, and it is very close to the National Mall. When you visit, you can look across the Reflecting Pool, a rectangular structure that is usually filled with water, going all the way across to the Lincoln Memorial. If you were to go north from the Washington Monument, you would end up at the White House.
The White House
The White House is the residence of whoever the president of the United States happens to be. This changes every four years in most cases. The longest reigning president was FDR who was elected for different times. It is also a place where you can take a tour and see portions of this magnificent building. Once you are done, you can then walk back to the Washington Monument and head over to the Lincoln Memorial
The Lincoln Memorial
This is dedicated to the 16th president of the United States who is known as one of the best presidents we have ever had. With the exception of George Washington, and the work that Thomas Jefferson did on the Declaration of Independence, Lincoln is considered one of the best. If you go there, you will see the 99 foot tall statue of Lincoln sitting in a chair. It’s also a beautiful building that houses the statue, and it attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.
All three of these are so close together, you will be able to see all of them in the span of the day if you want to. This will give you more time to travel to other locations such as the Arlington Cemetery, the StateCapitol Building, and many other destinations.