Landmarks are the Touchstones of the Meandering Traveler
From the sites where American democracy was born, to unique archive collections, art galleries, and architectural must-sees in the middle of this bustling city, Washington, DC is home to 75 National Historic Landmarks. Tour the Capital City and travel back in time to discover the unique stories of its history. Carefully curated by a local historian, Historic Washington, DC: A Tour of the District’s Top 50 National Landmarks is the essential guide to the most memorable historic sites in our nation’s capital. Whether you are a history enthusiast, a local visitor, or a tourist, there is something for everyone in this guide to Washington, DC’s past.
Lori Wysong grew up outside of DC in Damascus, Maryland. She loves visiting the city and has written about its rich culture, architecture and history for WETA’s Boundary Stones blog. She is pursuing her Master’s in History, concentrating in Public History, at Villanova University. She currently lives in Wayne, Pennsylvania.