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National Capital Region

Capitol Building in Wasington DC

Get a snapshot of America from the nation’s founding to the present day with visits to some of the country’s most important landmarks—38 in the District of Columbia alone—when you visit the National Capital region of the United States, which includes Washington, DC as well as parts of Maryland, and Virginia.

Travel along the George Washington Memorial Parkway, the “Road to Adventure” that was originally designed to be the gateway to the U.S. Capital area. It runs through DC, Maryland and Virginia and features several parks within its boundaries.

Lincoln Memoria on the National Mall

Important memorials abound. The Lincoln Memorial immortalizes the “Great Emancipator.” The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is the first on the National Mall to be devoted to someone other than a president or war hero. The most prominent structure in Washington, DC, the Washington Monument (circa 1884) honors the country’s first president and is one of the city’s earliest attractions

The Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site preserves one of the world’s most famous streets and what is considered to be the heart of the nation’s Capital.

Arlington National Cemetery

In addition, war memorials honoring America’s men and women who served and protected the United States, the National Mall and White House and many other monuments and historic sites within Washington, DC, fall under the National Capitol region’s national designations as well as Civil War battlefields including Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia and Antietam National Battlefield in Maryland.

Popular Trips in the National Capital Region

  1. Washington DC & Williamsburg