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Museums in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. - 2007 aerial view

Museums in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as “Washington” or “D.C.” is the political capital of the United States.

Washington, D.C. has some of the world’s greatest museums. Featured currently on “Joy of Museums” is the following:

Washington, D.C.

  • City:                  Washington, D.C.
  • Country:           United States
  • Created:           1790
  • Named after:   George Washington, 1st President of the US

Washington, D.C. Map


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