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The Most Interesting Historical Places in Washington DC

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Historical Places in Washington DC

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    Tomb of the Unknowns , Arlington
    The attraction has never been officially named, but it's known as Tomb of the Unknowns or Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The U.S. soldiers inte
    Tours from $30
  • Modeled on English medieval-style churches, Washington National Cathedral represents one of the largest cathedrals in the United States and t
    Tickets from $12
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    Remember the United States' fallen soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery, where casualties and deceased veterans of every U.S. war lie buri
    Tours from $14
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    National Mall , Washington DC
    Visit National Mall, the historical national park where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech. The park contains the Washin
    Tours from $14
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    Ford's Theatre , Washington DC
    The site of the April 14, 1865, assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, Ford's Theatre is a working theatre, historical monument, world-c
    Tours from $42
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    Where to stay in Washington DC

    Most visitors to Washington, D.C., end up in the East End, the old downtown district containing most of the city's major cultural attractions. For a more authentic Washingtonian experience, consider staying at a smaller hotel just a little north or east of this busy area. Neighborhoods outside downtown offer less expensive accommodations and affordable street parking, as well as opportunities to meet more locals and fewer tourists. Alternatively, try a hotel in Georgetown, packed with high-end shops and Colonial architecture.
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