In the Nation's Capitol of Washington DC, it's sometimes hard to figure out where to start your sightseeing. Our Washington DC hotel is here to guide you. We're near the Capitol Building—where all elements of national government rest. Additionally, our hotel is near the Washington Monument, the White House and the most amazing museums in the world.
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Arlington Mansion and 200 acres of ground immediately surrounding it were designated officially as a military cemetery June 15, 1864, by Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton. More than 260,000 people are buried at Arlington Cemetery. Veterans from all the nation's wars are buried in the cemetery, from the American Revolution through the Persian Gulf War. Pre-Civil War dead were re-interred after 1900.
The Lincoln Memorial is a tribute to President Abraham Lincoln and the nation he fought to preserve during the Civil War (1861-1865). The Lincoln Memorial was built to resemble a Greek temple. It has 36 Doric columns, one for each state at the time of Lincoln's death. A sculpture by Daniel Chester French of a seated Lincoln is in the center of the memorial chamber.
Thomas Jefferson—political philosopher, architect, musician, book collector, scientist, horticulturist, diplomat, inventor, and third President of the United States—looms large in any discussion of what Americans are as a people. Jefferson's legacy to future generations was a wealth of ideas and practical achievements.
Symbolic of the defining event of the 20th Century, this memorial is a monument to the spirit, sacrifice, and commitment of the American people. As their Announcement Stone proclaims, the memorial honors those "Americans who took up the struggle during the Second World War and made the sacrifices to perpetuate the gift our forefathers entrusted to us: a nation conceived in liberty and justice."
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN
View the diverse history of the American Indians and their daily lifestyles from the unique traditions and preserved artifacts on display at the museum. The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC is located on the National Mall between the Smithsonian's National Air & Space Museum and the U.S. Capitol Building.