The capital of the United States. Founded in 1791 it is home to some of America’s most iconic buildings and memorials. The famous home of the president, The White House, is obviously located in the city as is the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the United States Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
An interest in American politics is very likely to bring you to this city but it also has a huge number of historic sites, museums, arts and sports venues. The Smithsonian Institution has a number of venues here including the National Museum of Natural History; the National Air & Space Museum; the National Museum of American History; the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery.
Other arts venues include the John F. Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts, which is the home of the National Symphony Orchestra; the Washington Ballet and the Washington National Opera. The city also has a thriving local theatre movement with organisations such as the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, the Studio Theatre and the Shakespeare Theatre Company all represented here.
The city is famous for being the home of the Washington Redskins American football team. The other major sports in the city are basketball, hockey and football, represented by the teams Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals and DC United respectively.
Please note Strawberry Tours does not operate the tours listed above, however, we are currently looking for people from all over the world who are excited to show their hometown to others.
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