Best places to visit in Washington
This is a very interesting state from the standpoint of travel and sightseeing. KDElite will be willing to take you and your family on an exciting trip around the most prominent landmarks.
In this article we will review, what the most interesting places in Washington are, and in which order to visit them. Here are 7 most impressive sights in DC:
White House Back Door
There is a secret entrance into the White House, and you will be able to find it on H Street NW. It is in the house numbered 1510, between 15th Street NW and Vermont Avenue NW. Even though this back entrance is not very impressive, it will show off your knowledge.
The Lincoln Book Tower
This is a funny, but loving reference to one of the most popular presidents of the USA. You will find this monument in the Peterson House. The tower consists of around 6800 books, which Lincoln has read during his life. The books are not real, and are made of metal to keep them out of fire danger. The mountain of books is 34 feet tall – a very impressive monument.
National Capital Columns
These columns are built of natural sandstone, and since 1984 they are open for public viewing. They have once supported the roof of the US capitol, but are now freestanding. After the Capitol was rebuilt, the Columns were removed to the Arboretum. They are still in perfect condition, and you will be able to follow a path around them with some stunningly beautiful views.
Mount Zion Cemetery’s Underground Railroad Shelter
This place is surrounded by legends, and even though there is no written information about it, there are tons of stories and verbal accounts. The Underground railroad was an organization for helping slaves escape. This small brick structure was used both for hiding and for corpse storage.
Church of Two Worlds
You will find this landmark in Georgetown, and it is a beautiful church, built by Methodists. It has been rebuilt a few times, resulting in a very specific exterior. The followers of this church believe that the spirits of the deceased can communicate with them here, which makes the church much more mysterious and legendary.
The beautiful stained glass windows, imposing height and ancient brick walls are sure to impress anyone, even if you are not religious.
This is a very cute and surprising art installation in the Logan Circle suburbs, where you will be able to see a surprisingly big army of Barbie dolls, which take all sorts of quirky poses. The dolls dress in different outfits to follow holidays and social events, and the installation also has a social media account with lots of followers.
The Portrait Monument
This monument is engraved with beautiful carvings of the pioneers of the feminist movement, which finally made it possible for women to be able to vote. These busts were funded and built by the Woman’s Party, and the Congress was very reluctant to put the monument up, so it spent its first 60 years in the Crypt. The monument has an ominous uncarved block, which, as legend has it, is reserved for the first female president of the USA.
Maine Fish Market
This is the first fish market in the entirety of the USA. You will be able to not only buy raw fish here, but also have it cooked and seasoned to your preferences, though in most cases the seasoning will be a handful of the Old Bay spice. With lots of different kinds of seafood and fish provided, this market is also a very nice place to have dinner.
Those were some of the most unusual land marks in the vicinity of Washington DC, and KDElite will make it possible for you to have a very enjoyable trip to see all of them. Make a reservation now, and get a discount for the whole trip. Don’t forget to book our Airport Transfer service before you go to Washington.