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Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia, also known as just Washington or just D.C., is the capital city and only federal district of the United States. It is located on the east bank of the Potomac River, which forms its southwestern and southern border with the U.S. state of Virginia, and shares a land border with the U.S. state of Maryland on its remaining sides. The city was named for George Washington, a Founding Father and the first president of the United States, and the federal district is named after Columbia, a female personification of the nation. As the seat of the U.S. federal government and several international organizations, the city is an important world political capital. It is one of the most visited cities in the U.S., seeing over 20 million visitors in 2016.The U.S. Constitution provides for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of Congress; the district is therefore not a part of any U.S. state . The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River near the country’s East Coast. The City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the national capital, and Congress held its first session there in 1800. In 1801, the territory, formerly part of Maryland and Virginia , officially became recognized as the federal district. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia, including the city of Alexandria; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the district. There have been efforts to make the city into a state since the 1880s, a movement that has gained momentum in recent years, and a statehood bill passed the House of Representatives in 2021.The city is divided into quadrants centered on the Capitol Building, and there are as many as 131 neighborhoods.

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Atlas Obscura 2017
0.47km
Inside the Wacky World of Washington, D.C.’s Barbie Pond

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Atlas Obscura 2017
1.89km
‘Daiquiri Diplomacy’ at the Cuban Embassy

When its Hemingway bar opened during the final years of the embargo, all the drinks and cigars were free.

Atlas Obscura 2017
2.8km
Congress Would Be Even More Full of Garbage If It Wasn’t for This Hidden Tunnel

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Atlas Obscura 2017
4.98km
Evelyn Y. Davis’s Unusual Pre-Mortem Gravestone

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Atlas Obscura 2017
2.07km
There Used To Be Fisheries Around the Washington Monument

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Atlas Obscura 2017
1.55km
Mount Zion Cemetery’s Underground Railroad Shelter

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Atlas Obscura 2017
0km
A Hundreds-Strong Collection of Harmonica Cases

Discover Hoff's Harmonica Case Collection in Washington, D.C.: More than 500 unique and specially designed cases collected by D.C.'s "Harmonica Case Man.".

Atlas Obscura 2021
1.4km
Capital Pool Checkers

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Atlas Obscura 2021
7.29km
Mushroom House of Bethesda

Discover Mushroom House of Bethesda in Bethesda, Maryland: Surrounded by traditional homes, this Tolkien-esque dwelling stands out on a quiet street in suburban Maryland.

Atlas Obscura 2017
3.06km
The Most Accurate Timepiece in the World

Even if you've never heard of it, chances are that you use its data throughout the day.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.86km
Bare-Chested George Washington

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Atlas Obscura 2017
1.96km
Historic Elevator at Potbelly

Discover Historic Elevator at Potbelly in Washington, D.C.: This sandwich shop has a century-old elevator behind a sheet of plexiglass.

Atlas Obscura 2016
3.67km
Jean Jules Jusserand Memorial

Discover Jean Jules Jusserand Memorial in Washington, D.C.: An obscure federal monument honors the French diplomat who served as Ambassador to the U.S. during WWI.

Atlas Obscura 2017
3.13km
Legislative Bell System

Discover Legislative Bell System in Washington, D.C.: An ear-piercing buzzer calls lawmakers to a vote with a series of long and short rings to form coded messages.

Atlas Obscura 2017
2.03km
Old Stone House

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0.92km
Audio Guide
Native Roots | The Duke’s Washington
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Atlas Obscura 2017
7.54km
Washington Aqueduct Emergency Pumping Station

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Atlas Obscura 2017
1.07km
Embassy Gulf Service Center

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Atlas Obscura 2016
2.58km
Starship Enterprise NCC-1701

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Atlas Obscura 2021
1.68km
‘Encore’

Discover 'Encore' in Washington, D.C.: Washington D.C.'s most famous pianist, composer, and bandleader still tickles the ivories outside Howard Theater.

Audio Guide
1.05km
Audio Guide
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Atlas Obscura 2017
0.46km
This Unacceptably Tall Building Spurred D.C.’s Skyscraper Ban

The lofty rooftop was such a novelty at the time that people would go up there just to throw rocks.

Atlas Obscura 2021
1.04km
Laogai Museum

Discover Laogai Museum in Washington, D.C.: The first museum in the U.S. to address human rights issues in China.

Atlas Obscura 2017
2.48km
The Obscure ‘Mutilated Currency Division’ of the U.S. Government

A little-known public service that redeems burnt, moldy, and soiled old greenbacks.

Atlas Obscura 2017
7.77km
The Rooster Perpetually Crossing the Road

Roscoe the town rooster lives on forever in Takoma Park, Maryland.

Atlas Obscura 2017
2.54km
Freezing Newsmen Plaque

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Atlas Obscura 2017
2.32km
The National Gallery’s Art Materials Collection

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Audio Guide 2018
6.25km
Audio Guide
Virginia Historical Highway Markers along I-95
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Atlas Obscura 2019
1.01km
The L. Ron Hubbard House

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Atlas Obscura 2017
3.01km
There’s a Network of Tunnels Under the U.S. Capitol Building

Discover Capitol Building Tunnel System in Washington, D.C.: Members of Congress have traveled between the buildings on Capitol Hill for a century hidden from tourists, press, and storm clouds.

Atlas Obscura 2017
2.59km
Churchill and Mandela Call and Response

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Atlas Obscura 2019
3.43km
Spirit of Justice Park

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Atlas Obscura 2021
4.24km
Abner Doubleday Gravesite

Discover Abner

Brutalism 1971
1.33km
Gelman Library, George Washington University
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3.06km
Launinger Library, Georgetown University
Atlas Obscura 2017
4.22km
Pierre L’Enfant’s (Second) Gravesite

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Atlas Obscura 2017
2.34km
The K-9 of the Korean War Veterans Memorial

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Atlas Obscura 2021
9.28km
Silver Spring B&O Railroad Station

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Atlas Obscura 2019
2.74km
Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe

Discover Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe in Washington, D.C.: A museum cafe showcases Native American dishes and indigenous ingredients from across the Western Hemisphere.

Atlas Obscura 2016
0.94km
Riggs Bank

Discover Riggs Bank in Washington, D.C.: The bank that helped fund the Mexican-American War and the purchase of Alaska met its downfall after helping Augusto Pinochet launder money.

Atlas Obscura 2017
4.11km
An Overlooked Oasis in Washington D.C.

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Atlas Obscura 2017
2.54km
The Little-Known, 300-Year History of the Georgetown Waterfront

The area has lived former lives as a bustling tobacco port, a parking lot, and an industrial dump.

Atlas Obscura 2019
2.49km
National Public Radio’s Honey Bee Hives

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Atlas Obscura 2017
2.17km
The Muscular, Art Deco Statue Depicting the Struggles of Capitalism

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Audio Guide
2.37km
Audio Guide
SEEP
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Atlas Obscura 2017
3.67km
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3.39km
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Atlas Obscura 2017
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Atlas Obscura 2018
2.32km
Peacock Room

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Atlas Obscura 2017
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Madonna of the Trail

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Atlas Obscura 2021
2.23km
Andrew W. Mellon Memorial Fountain

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Atlas Obscura 2017
3.03km
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Atlas Obscura 2017
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Washington, D.C.’s Infamous Gas Station

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Atlas Obscura 2019
2.28km
The Presidential Booths at Martin’s Tavern

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Atlas Obscura 2018
1.87km
General Sheridan’s Horse Rienzi Winchester

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Atlas Obscura 2017
3.07km
Capitol Air Conditioning Towers

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Atlas Obscura 2017
2.02km
Washington Mini Monument

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Atlas Obscura 2021
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Audio Guide 2013
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1.63km
Howard Theatre

Discover Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C.: Throughout the decades, Black music stars have performed at this historic hub for music and the arts.

Atlas Obscura 2017
3.06km
Senate Bathtubs

Discover Senate Bathtubs in Washington, D.C.: Senators used to relax in the nearly forgotten marble tubs now hidden in the U.S. Capitol Building's basement.

Atlas Obscura 2017
3.06km
Uncle Beazley the Triceratops

Discover Uncle Beazley the Triceratops in Washington, D.C.: A celebrity from the late Cretaceous period.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.24km
A Plaque Dedicated to a Cannibal at the National Press Club

And that’s not even the craziest part of the story behind the plaque.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.9km
The Washington Monument Changes Color a Third of the Way Up

Look closely and you'll notice a faint marble stripe.

Atlas Obscura 2017
4.89km
Georgetown’s Forgotten Boat Elevator

You can visit the ruins of the canal boat elevator that was an engineering marvel in its heyday.

Atlas Obscura 2017
3.14km
The U.S. Capitol Building’s Missing Cornerstone

Discover Missing Capitol Building Cornerstone in Washington, D.C.: A promising candidate for the lost rock laid by George Washington was unearthed, but the hunt is still on.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.64km
The Fed’s Tennis Court

Discover Federal Reserve Tennis Court in Washington, D.C.: The only tennis court that falls under the jurisdiction of the central bank.

Atlas Obscura 2021
1.26km
Former Qing Dynasty’s Legation

Discover Former Qing Dynasty's Legation in Washington, D.C.: This apartment building designed by a notable Washington D.C. architect housed the Qing Dynasty's Legation.

Atlas Obscura 2017
2.83km
George Washington’s Townhouse Lots

Discover George Washington's Townhouse Lots in Washington, D.C.: After his presidency, George Washington planned to live only a few blocks from the Capitol building.

Atlas Obscura 2019
2km
Mummified Bison at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Discover Mummified Bison at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.: The 28,000-year-old specimen is remarkably intact.

Atlas Obscura 2017
3.94km
The Cold War Spy Station in an Attic Pigeon Coop

Discover Peirce Mill Spy Station in Washington, D.C.: Cold War intelligence agents monitored communist embassies from an attic in a former pigeon coop.

Atlas Obscura 2018
1.58km
The Preamble in License Plates

Discover The Preamble in License Plates in Washington, D.C.: The preamble to the U.S. Constitution written entirely from vanity license plates hangs in the Smithsonian museum.

Atlas Obscura 2021
4.16km
Harewood Lodge

Discover Harewood Lodge in Washington, D.C.: One of the first Second Empire-style buildings constructed in North America.

Atlas Obscura 2017
4.71km
Arlington Cemetery’s Headstone-Eating Trees

Discover Arlington Cemetery's Headstone-Eating Trees in Arlington, Virginia: The rogue roots are gradually consuming some of the historic marble grave markers.

Atlas Obscura 2016
2.86km
Capital Transit Co. Streetcar Barn

Discover Capital Transit Co. Streetcar Barn in Washington, D.C.: Before Metro, Washington had a robust streetcar network—and you see the remains of this infrastructure if you know where to look.

Atlas Obscura 2017
3.67km
The Psychedelic Church in Southwest D.C.

This historic church has been reborn as a colorful arts collective.

Atlas Obscura 2017
2km
The Hidden Kilroy Cartoons on the D.C. WWII Memorial

The cartoon symbolized companionship and a little bit of rebellion.

Atlas Obscura 2017
3.64km
The Painfully Obvious FBI Spy House

The homeowner was listed as "FBI" in public records, and its inhabitant's occupation as "Clerk – really a spy."

Atlas Obscura 2017
3.1km
This Georgetown Library Was One of America’s Great Old Book Shrines

Back in the day Riggs Library boasted an impressive collection of storied old books.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.74km
Godey Lime Kilns

Discover Godey Lime Kilns in Washington, D.C.: A historic ruin just 20 feet away from a busy highway onramp.

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2.99km
Hubert H. Humphrey Building
Atlas Obscura 2017
3.21km
The Most Hated Building in Washington, D.C.

The Rayburn building has been described as "monstrous," "soul deadening" and "fascist" architecture.

Atlas Obscura 2017
2.85km
Site of the Union Station Train Crash

Discover Site of the Union Station Train Crash in Washington, D.C.: A 1,100-ton train fell through the floor in 1953. Workers got it patched up in just 72 hours.

Atlas Obscura 2017
2.99km
The Little-Known Tunnels Under D.C.

There's a vast network of ruined infrastructure beneath D.C. that few people know about.

Atlas Obscura 2017
0.69km
International Temple of the Order of the Eastern Star

Discover International Temple of the Order of the Eastern Star in Washington, D.C.: Obscure Freemasons still live in D.C.’s largest private residence.

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Women’s National Democratic Club Annex
Atlas Obscura 2019
1.58km
Strom Party Animal

Discover Strom Party Animal in Washington, D.C.: A public art jibe at one of the United States’ oldest and longest-serving senators.

Atlas Obscura 2017
2.18km
There’s a Crumbling Old Mansion Inside the Smithsonian Zoo

Few of the millions of annual visitors to the zoo know about the ruins tucked away in the corner of the grounds.

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3.32km
Arlington Temple
Atlas Obscura 2017
6.39km
Ever Notice D.C.’s Arizona Avenue Trestle Is Crooked?

The span is made from two older recycled bridges.

Atlas Obscura 2016
0.33km
Civil War Nurses Memorial

Discover Civil War Nurses Memorial in Washington, D.C.: A bas relief commemorates the "Nuns of the Battlefield" who cared for soldiers on both sides of the conflict.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.24km
The Hotel Where the Term ‘Lobbyist’ Came From

Legend has it that President Grant’s frequent drinking in the Willard Hotel lobby gave rise to the term.

Atlas Obscura 2019
2.11km
Overthrust Fault

Discover Overthrust Fault in Washington, D.C.: A surprising, but overlooked example of geology in the middle of the nation’s capital.

Atlas Obscura 2019
0.51km
Annie’s Paramount Steakhouse

Discover Annie's Paramount Steakhouse in Washington, D.C.: This restaurant has been a haven for D.C.'s LGBTQ community since the 1950s.

Atlas Obscura 2017
2.3km
Georgetown’s Tudor Place

Discover Tudor Place in Washington, D.C.: A historic estate packed with George Washington's heirlooms, and its own nuclear bunker.

Atlas Obscura 2018
3.56km
Reading Room at the Folger Shakespeare Library

Discover Reading Room at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.: Home to a vast and influential collection of Shakespeareana.

Atlas Obscura 2020
2.26km
Marilyn Monroe Mural

Discover Marilyn Monroe Mural in Washington, D.C.: A tribute to the pop culture icon overlooks this Washington D.C. intersection.

Atlas Obscura 2018
1.48km
Lincoln Book Tower

Discover Lincoln Book Tower in Washington, D.C.: A three-story tower of books about Abraham Lincoln is one of the more unusual monuments to the president.

Atlas Obscura 2017
0.31km
Russian Ambassador’s Residence

Discover Russian Ambassador's Residence in Washington, D.C.: Was there a small "backpack nuke" hidden in the attic? JFK apparently thought so.

Atlas Obscura 2017
0.99km
D.C. Once Had Its Own Tiny Rival to the New York Stock Exchange

The Washington Stock Exchange was one-five hundredth the size of the NYSE.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.14km
White House Helipad

Discover White House Helipad in Washington, D.C.: Disks are rolled out onto the south lawn to absorb the impact of Marine One's wheels like giant coffee coasters.

Atlas Obscura 2017
2.3km
The Hidden Chamber Underneath the Lincoln Memorial

Discover Lincoln Memorial Undercroft in Washington, D.C.: A cavernous three-story, 43,800-square-foot basement that was forgotten about for 60 years.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.98km
A Portal Into the Buried Canal That Runs Through Washington D.C.

Water is still flowing underneath Constitution Avenue in a 200-year-old bricked up canal.

Atlas Obscura 2017
3.42km
Library of Congress Book Conveyor Tunnel

Discover Library of Congress Book Conveyor Tunnel in Washington, D.C.: A fantastic array of trays and cables once whisked books over to the Capitol at 600 feet per minute.

Atlas Obscura 2019
1.38km
Rush-Bagot Monument

Discover Rush-Bagot Monument in Washington, D.C.: An overlooked tribute to one of the most important peace deals in American history.

Atlas Obscura 2019
1.52km
Baptist Alley

Discover Baptist Alley in Washington, D.C.: This unassuming passageway played a key role in one of the most important events in U.S. history.

Atlas Obscura 2016
3.08km
The Portrait Monument

Discover The Portrait Monument in Washington, D.C.: Rumor has it the uncarved lump behind the three famous suffragists is reserved for the first woman president.

Atlas Obscura 2016
2.89km
The Exorcist Stairs

Discover The Exorcist Stairs in Washington, D.C.: Site of the climactic scene from the classic horror film.

Atlas Obscura 2017
3.37km
The Capitol Hill Office of Congress’ Official Bootlegger

It was pretty brazen.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.89km
The Blessing of the Fleets Ceremony

The fountains of the U.S. Navy Memorial are annually salted with water from the Seven Seas as part of an ancient nautical ritual.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.98km
Washington Monument Access Hatch

Discover Washington Monument Access Hatch in Washington, D.C.: Daredevil repair workers can worm their way out the access hatch, loop ropes over the apex and rappel down the monument.

Atlas Obscura 2017
3.88km
The Discovery Site of the ‘Capitalsaurus,’ the Official Dinosaur of Washington, D.C.

A savvy group of fifth graders successfully lobbied to make it official.

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1.18km
Washington Metro (Waffle Slab Vault Stations)
Atlas Obscura 2018
3.08km
A Statue of the ‘Father of Television’

The statue of Philo Farnsworth stands prominently in the United States Capitol.

Atlas Obscura 2019
1.32km
Ben’s Chili Bowl Mural

Discover Ben's Chili Bowl Mural in Washington, D.C.: A gorgeous mural outside a beloved D.C. restaurant pays homage to famous Black Americans.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.93km
Thomas Jefferson Really Wanted the Prime Meridian To Be in Washington

His unsuccessful attempt is marked with a humble little stone steps from the Washington Monument.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.79km
The D.C. Office In Charge of All the Gifts From Foreign Diplomats

Discover State Department Protocol Gift Office in Washington, D.C.: They sort through millions of dollars worth of diplomatic gifts on behalf of the government.

Atlas Obscura 2017
0.61km
Long-Abandoned Trolley Tunnels Near the White House

The formerly sealed up trolley station underneath the bustling streets of Dupont Circle has been reopened to the public.

Atlas Obscura 2017
4.59km
A Tree So Important, It Allegedly Has Its Own Guards

The NIST Newton Apple Tree is a clone of a clone of the tree that inspired Newton's theory of gravity.

Atlas Obscura 2016
1.6km
The Old Patent Model Museum

Discover The Old Patent Model Museum in Washington, D.C.: During the Industrial Revolution this “Temple of Invention” was full of intricate miniature machines and gadgets.

Atlas Obscura 2017
3.49km
Southwest Duck Pond

Discover Southwest Duck Pond in Washington, D.C.: This lovely pocket park is one of the most under appreciated in D.C.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.64km
This Poor Little Statue Is the Most Vandalized Memorial in Washington

Washington, D.C.'s Meridian Hill Park has been dubbed the “Death Valley of statuary.”

Atlas Obscura 2017
2.28km
The Oldest Firehouse in D.C.

With the strangest plaque in the city.

Atlas Obscura 2017
3.09km
Inside the Capitol Dome

Discover Inside the Capitol Dome in Washington, D.C.: The walls of the iconic dome are hollow and have a secret stairway.

Atlas Obscura 2017
3.04km
Hidden Tile Room Under the U.S. Capitol

In the basement of the Capitol Building is a storage room full of ornate floor tiles leftover from the 1850s.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.09km
The Hidden Vault Where the Treasury Kept Its Actual Treasure

Where the U.S. government kept its cash, before Fort Knox.

Atlas Obscura 2017
2.27km
Carousel on the National Mall

Discover Carousel on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.: Washington's iconic carousel has a nice piece of Civil Rights history.

Atlas Obscura 2017
3.49km
Alexander’s Island Border Dispute

Discover Alexander's Island Border Dispute in Arlington, Virginia: The Pentagon sits on a former island that was in Virginia at low tide and D.C. at high tide.

Atlas Obscura 2017
4.23km
Memorial Mainmast at Arlington Cemetery

The naval commander’s proudest moment in battle is memorialized in this unique tomb.

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Atlas Obscura 2019
1.41km
African-American Civil War Memorial

Discover African-American Civil War Memorial in Washington, D.C.: The first memorial dedicated solely to the Black troops who fought for the Union.

Atlas Obscura 2016
1.73km
Grace Hopper’s Bug

Discover Grace Hopper's Bug in Washington, D.C.: A computer bug so primitive it was an actual insect.

Atlas Obscura 2017
2.48km
Knife Edge

Discover Knife Edge in Washington, D.C.: Architecture lovers won’t stop touching the National Gallery's 19.5 degree marble prow.

Atlas Obscura 2018
9.43km
Bust of the ‘Homeless Mayor’

Discover Bust of the 'Homeless Mayor' in Silver Spring, Maryland: A tribute to the beloved, kind-hearted "homeless mayor" of Silver Spring.

Atlas Obscura 2016
6.24km
‘Cartwheel’ Tower

Discover 'Cartwheel' Tower in Washington, D.C.: Washington's top-secret Cold War-era doomsday communications tower is located in a small neighborhood park.

Atlas Obscura 2017
2.46km
The Little-Known, World-Class Art Collection at Dumbarton Oaks

Discover Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C.: The Byzantine, pre-Columbian, and medieval art at this stately mansion are some of the most under-appreciated collections in D.C.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.25km
Hinckley Hilton President’s Walk

Discover Hinckley Hilton President's Walk in Washington, D.C.: A hidden passageway now marks the site of an assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan that some say broke a 140-year-old curse.

Atlas Obscura 2021
4.56km
McKee Grave

Discover McKee Grave in Arlington, Virginia: In what is rumored to be an intentional act of spite, this memorial almost completely obscures the nearby grave of a senior officer.

Atlas Obscura 2017
2.61km
NASA Full Scale Wind Tunnel Propeller

Discover NASA Full Scale Wind Tunnel Propeller in Washington, D.C.: While most wind tunnels test scale models, the "Cave of Winds" was large enough for actual airplanes.

Atlas Obscura 2017
0.81km
Secret Entrance to the White House

Discover Secret Entrance to the White House in Washington, D.C.: The winding route passes through an enclosed alleyway, two tunnels, and leads to the White House basement.

Atlas Obscura 2017
2.54km
Paper Is Alive and Well at the U.S. Government Printing Office

Discover Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C.: Need a hardcopy of the 50-title Code of Federal Regulations? This is the place.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.69km
Daguerre Monument

Discover Daguerre Monument in Washington, D.C.: Go take a picture with the inventor of the daguerreotype photographic process.

Atlas Obscura 2017
3.3km
The U.S. Capitol’s Great Wall of Bollards

Discover Capitol Bollards in Washington, D.C.: The 5.5-mile ring of steel posts around the Capitol Building is one of the largest (and most uniform) of its kind in the world.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.97km
The Literal Water Gate at the Watergate Complex

Discover Water Gate at the Watergate Complex in Washington, D.C.: Before Nixon, "watergate" meant canals.

Atlas Obscura 2017
2.16km
Site of the Tabulating Machine Co.

The "tabulating machines" made to conduct the daunting 1890 U.S. Census were the precursor to IBM.

Atlas Obscura 2017
3.4km
A Historical Monument Like No Other

The unique installation features large concrete spheres designed to resemble fallen stars.

Atlas Obscura 2017
3.06km
Senate Corncob Capitals

Discover Senate Corncob Capitals in Washington, D.C.: Corn-inthian columns with a uniquely American take on neoclassical architecture.

Atlas Obscura 2021
1.78km
Watergate Fountain

Discover Watergate Fountain in Washington, D.C.: The word "Watergate" will forever be associated with the infamous scandal in 1972, but this fountain is famous in its own right.

Atlas Obscura 2018
3.13km
Benjamin Grenup Monument

Discover Benjamin Grenup Monument in Washington, D.C.: This grisly headstone doesn’t seem to be resting in peace.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.78km
Potomac Park Flood Levee

Discover Potomac Park Flood Levee in Washington, D.C.: This mysterious structure by the Washington Monument is a flood barrier designed to protect the White House against rising waters.

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Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum
Atlas Obscura 2020
1.89km
The Lindens

Discover The Lindens in Washington, D.C.: The oldest house in Washington, D.C. wasn't originally constructed in the nation's capital.

Atlas Obscura 2017
3.83km
Russian Embassy

Discover Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C.: The U.S. government's 300-foot spy tunnel under the embassy never quite delivered as promised.

Atlas Obscura 2019
9.4km
‘Coastline’ Wave Pool

Discover 'Coastline' Wave Pool in Silver Spring, Maryland: Live data is transmitted from the Atlantic coast to instantly recreate the ocean waves in this fountain at the NOAA headquarters.

Atlas Obscura 2018
2.71km
Georgetown’s Haunted Halcyon House

Discover

Atlas Obscura 2017
2.66km
This National Park Was Once a Plantation Estate

A Founding Father's son used enslaved workers on what's now known as Theodore Roosevelt Island.

Atlas Obscura 2017
2.6km
D.C.’s Holodomor Memorial to the Ukrainian Forced Famine

An easily overlooked memorial to the Soviet-era famine-genocide that killed over 4 million people in Ukraine.

Atlas Obscura 2017
3.05km
The U.S. Naval Observatory’s Enviable Astronomical Library

Discover U.S. Naval Observatory Library in Washington, D.C.: A hoard of sky catalogs, astrophysical journals, even the works of Galileo and Copernicus.

Atlas Obscura 2017
3.01km
Maine Avenue Fish Market

Discover Maine Avenue Fish Market in Washington, D.C.: The oldest continuously operating fish market in the United States.

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Two-thirds of U.S. students attend diverse schools
Atlas Obscura 2017
5.81km
The Remains of American University’s Chemical Warfare Center

Discover American University Experiment Station in Washington, D.C.: The school tested mustard gas for the U.S. Army during World War I.

Atlas Obscura 2016
2.42km
The Other Watergate

Discover Watergate Steps in Washington, D.C.: Decades before the scandal, this staircase on the river was a literal "water gate.".

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Tiber Island Cooperative Homes / Carrollsburg Square Condominium
Atlas Obscura 2020
2.08km
Washington Family Church National Cathedral

Discover Washington Family Church National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.: An amazing example of early-20th-century architecture, this church features marble transported from Utah.

Atlas Obscura 2017
3.74km
Century-Old Steam Tunnels Under Capitol Hill

They're still down there.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.74km
The Site of the Knickerbocker Disaster, One of D.C.’s Most Fatal Tragedies

Today, no plaque or memorial commemorates the lives lost there.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.92km
The Smithsonian’s American History Museum Has a Sushi Collection

Seemingly unremarkable items like empty sushi trays, sushi chef hats, and sushi freshness stickers are preserved for future historians.

Atlas Obscura 2017
3.19km
Cuban-American Friendship Urn

Discover Cuban-American Friendship Urn in Washington, D.C.: The only National Monument ever to go missing for nearly 50 years then resurface in a dump.

Atlas Obscura 2021
1.69km
Florida Avenue Grill

Discover Florida Avenue Grill in Washington, D.C.: The world's oldest soul food restaurant is also one of its best.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.79km
The Georgetown Fence Made of Gun Barrels from the Revolutionary War

If you looks closely you'll see signs that the stout iron fence was fashioned from hundreds of recycled firearms.

Atlas Obscura 2017
2.74km
Abandoned Offices Hidden Under the Memorial Bridge

Discover Abandoned Drawbridge Control Room in Washington, D.C.: The hidden offices underneath Memorial Bridge have been locked up since 1976.

Atlas Obscura 2021
7.55km
Hall’s Hill Wall

Discover Hall's

Atlas Obscura 2017
0.05km
This D.C. Military Horse Was Given a Bronze Phallus at the Last Minute

The sculptor was instructed to add “stallion attributes” to the poorly proportioned bronze mare.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.97km
The Glorious Architecture of the National Building Museum

The interior Corinthian columns are some of the largest in the world.

Atlas Obscura 2021
1.34km
Evans-Tibbs House

Discover

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.98km
The Washington Monument Lightning Rod Has Been Melted Down By Repeated Strikes

The monument's pointy aluminum tip didn’t quite work as promised.

Atlas Obscura 2019
1.83km
Sweet Home Cafe

Discover Sweet Home Cafe in Washington, D.C.: This unique museum cafeteria showcases the history and regional diversity of African American cuisine.

Atlas Obscura 2018
4.23km
The Grave of James Parks

The only person buried in Arlington National Cemetery who was actually born there.

Atlas Obscura 2019
1.5km
Boy Scout Memorial

Discover Boy Scout Memorial in Washington, D.C.: The innocent intentions of this monument are somewhat lost in the sculpture's muscled imagery.

Atlas Obscura 2017
3.91km
The Bell Ringers’ Club House on Top of the National Cathedral Bell Tower

Ringers have decked out the rope room complete with a kitchenette, small library, and several bell-themed trophies.

Atlas Obscura 2017
2.05km
The Underground Bomb-Proof Vault Where the U.S. Constitution Goes at Night

An atomic bomb-proof strongbox shrouded in secrecy protects the Charters of Freedom texts.

Atlas Obscura 2021
4.24km
Mary Randolph Gravesite

Discover Mary Randolph Gravesite in Arlington, Virginia: Recorded as the first person buried in Arlington Cemetery.

Atlas Obscura 2017
3.09km
George Washington’s (Empty) Tomb at the Center of D.C.

A little marble compass marks the spot at the exact middle of the city.

Atlas Obscura 2017
4.71km
Headstone-Eating Trees

Discover Headstone-Eating Trees in Arlington, Virginia: The rogue roots are gradually consuming some of the historic marble grave markers.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.17km
Where the U.S. Treasury Literally Laundered Money

The Treasury Department had an actual laundry shop for grimy old bills.

Atlas Obscura 2017
3.32km
Arlington Temple United Methodist Church

Discover Arlington Temple United Methodist Church in Arlington, Virginia: This church built atop a gas station promises to "equip you for the next stage in your life’s journey.".

Atlas Obscura 2016
3.65km
Rockefeller Mansion in Rock Creek Park

Discover Rockefeller Mansion in Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C.: This leafy estate is worth $18 million and is so grand it has two mailing addresses.

Atlas Obscura 2020
2.47km
Birthing Figure

Discover Birthing Figure in Washington, D.C.: This fertility idol of questionable authenticity inspired an iconic Indiana Jones artifact.

Atlas Obscura 2019
1.83km
National Academy of Sciences

Discover National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C.: For 60 years, the academy had no permanent location until members voted Washington D.C. as its forever home.

Atlas Obscura 2021
3.01km
Washington Canoe Club

Discover Washington Canoe Club in Washington, D.C.: This historic boathouse was constructed using salvaged lumber from burned barns.

Atlas Obscura 2017
3.63km
Library of Congress Card Catalog

Discover Library of Congress Card Catalog in Washington, D.C.: A nostalgic bibliographic gem.

Atlas Obscura 2017
3.17km
Cemetery Chainsaw Sculptures

The towering figures were carved from fallen old-growth trees.

Atlas Obscura 2017
2.12km
Fireworks Safety Zone on the National Mall

Discover Fireworks Safety Zone on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.: On the Fourth of July this area will transform into a Pompeii-like storm of falling embers and ash.

Atlas Obscura 2017
2.19km
The Unabomber’s Cabin

Discover The Unabomber's Cabin in Washington, D.C.: It was once the base for a series of domestic terror attacks.

Atlas Obscura 2017
3.65km
Ruins of the Columbian Cannon Foundry

Discover Ruins of the Columbian Cannon Foundry in Washington, D.C.: These recently uncovered walls are all that's left of Washington, D.C's first defense contractor.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.82km
Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum

Discover Clara

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.9km
First FDR Memorial

Discover First FDR Memorial in Washington, D.C.: One of the most influential presidents in U.S. history wanted only this plain, elegant monument as his lasting memorial.

Atlas Obscura 2017
0.97km
A Line of Blue Paint Marks the Route of the Inaugural Parade

To keep the parade lined up, a thin blue line is painted down the center of Pennsylvania Avenue.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.05km
FDR’s Swimming Pool Is Hidden Under the White House Press Briefing Room

It is now filled with old computer servers.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.31km
A Chance Encounter With Andrew Carnegie Gave Birth to D.C.’s First Central Library

A member of the library board unexpectedly ran into Carnegie in a waiting room at the White House and left with a $250,000 donation written on the back of an envelope.

Atlas Obscura 2017
4.57km
This D.C. ‘Castle’ Was Built Shaped Like a Government Logo

Because, why not?

Atlas Obscura 2018
2.65km
Tivoli’s Astounding Magic Supply

Discover Tivoli's Astounding Magic Supply in Washington, D.C.: The district's only illusionarium supports free writing programs for local students with every purchase.

Atlas Obscura 2021
1.97km
Mary Church Terrell House

Discover Mary Church Terrell House in Washington, D.C.: The former home of the woman who successfully fought to integrate restaurants in Washington, D.C.

Atlas Obscura 2017
3.06km
Georgetown University Maintenance Tunnels

Discover Georgetown University Maintenance Tunnels in Washington, D.C.: Steam pipes, fraternity graffiti, and the faint smell of weed.

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Atlas Obscura 2017
7.43km
Sharpshooter’s Tree

Discover Sharpshooter's Tree in Washington, D.C.: A diminutive plaque recalls the treetop sniper who almost killed Abe Lincoln.

Atlas Obscura 2017
7.41km
Every Drop of D.C. Tap Water Flows Through This Old Waterworks

The beautiful chemical tower overlooking the old Washington Aqueduct reservoir was an important innovation in its time.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.08km
FDR’s Bomb Shelter

Discover FDR's Bomb Shelter in Washington, D.C.: The first presidential bomb shelter was located in an old vault under the Treasury, connected to the White House via tunnel.

Atlas Obscura 2021
4.4km
Pan Am Flight 103 Memorial

This cairn in Arlington National Cemetery was a gift from Scotland to the United States, in memory of the 270 lives due to a terrorist bombing.

Atlas Obscura 2021
2.24km
Rotunda of the Provinces

Discover Rotunda of the Provinces in Washington, D.C.: An echo chamber with a waterfall wrapped around its base at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.72km
The Derelict Remnants of the Canal That Once Ran Through D.C.

The old canal lockkeeper's house is landlocked in the heart of town.

Atlas Obscura 2017
2.26km
Washington, D.C.’s Overlooked World War I Memorial

The only memorial dedicated to local District residents on the National Mall.

Atlas Obscura 2020
2.95km
Roman Legionnaire Modesty Shields

Discover Roman Legionnaire Modesty Shields in Washington, D.C.: Railroad officials in the early 1900s sought to spare travelers the sight of Roman soldiers’ private parts.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.62km
Andrew Carnegie’s Temple to Pan-American Diplomacy

The grand marble structure next to the White House is an architectural gem in Washington, D.C.

Atlas Obscura 2019
1.27km
‘Spirit of American Youth’ Statue

Discover 'Spirit of American Youth' Statue in Washington, D.C.: A replica of the famous memorial statue at the Normandy American Cemetery hides in an office building in downtown D.C.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.21km
The Oldest Standing Skyscraper in Washington D.C.

It's only nine stories tall.

Atlas Obscura 2019
2km
Mummified Bison

Discover Mummified Bison in Washington, D.C.: The 28,000-year-old specimen is remarkably intact.

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