Virtual Tour of Washington D.C.

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This is a Virtual tour of our nations Capitol and many of its attractions with brief and concise information about each.


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AVirtual Tour ofWashington D.C. : 

AVirtual Tour ofWashington D.C. By: Mandy S. Guppy

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Welcome to a virtual tour of Washington D.C. We’ll be taking a quick “walk” around our nations Capitol! We’ll stop along the way to look at famous locations, Monuments, Memorials, and other interesting spots. Where would you like to start? Click here to learn about more about The author the tour! The Washington Monument The Lincoln Memorial Iwo Jima Memorial The White House The Capitol Hill Ford Theater The National Library The Jefferson Memorial The Vietnam Wall Arlington Nat’l Cemetery The Korean War Memorial World War II Memorial World War I Memorial Exit

The Library of Congress : 

The Library of Congress The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, when you measure shelf space! It’s also got the largest collection of books in the world, including Jefferson’s Personal Library. It is located in three buildings in the heart of Washington D.C. While the library is open to the public, under certain circumstances, it’s main use is for Congressional research. Exit

Arlington National Cemetery : 

Arlington National Cemetery Arlington National Cemetery, is not located in Washington D.C. Actually Arlington Virginia, however it is often mentioned as one of the many historical parts to our nations Capitol. For that reason, its been included in Virtual tour. Arlington Cemetery is the final resting place to more than 300,000 Americans, including President Kennedy (bottom picture). The Cemetery is on land which belonged to General Robert E. Lee’s wife during the Civil war. Arlington Cemetery is divided into 70 different sections, including, the tomb of the unknown soldier. To learn more about the Tomb of the Unknown Solder click on the dog tags! Exit

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier : 

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier The Tomb of the unknown soldier holds the remains of soldiers who died during both world wars, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. The tomb has been guarded by an honor guard every minute of every day for the last eighty three years. The Changing of the Guard ceremony is quite a sight to see, the soldier paces twenty one steps in front of the tomb, to represent a twenty one gun salute, the highest honor a service man or woman can receive. During the Summer the guard is changed every thirty five minutes, during the winter, the guard is changed every hour. When the National cemetery is closed the guard’s change every two hours. Each guard stays beneath the amphitheater during his 24 hour shift. Exit

World War II Memorial : 

World War II Memorial The WWII memorial opened in 2004, to honor of the sixteen million who served in the war and those who served from home. The fifty six pillars surrounding the pool are to represent the fifty states, and the other six for territories. A large bronze rope connects each pillar as a symbol of uncommon unity. The entire memorial is made of granite, to represent strength and Across from the main stairs, that can double as seats, on the opposite side of the rainbow pool is a wall covered in 4,000 stars, each star represents 100,000 soldiers. Together they represent the 400,000 Americans that lost their lives serving in the war. Exit

Lincoln Memorial : 

Lincoln Memorial Resting inside the 99ft tall temple sits a 19ft sculpture of Abraham Lincoln. Both the size of the building and the serious expression on Lincoln’s face are to represent the seriousness of his time as president during the Civil War. Lincoln’s left hand remains fisted to show his determination to see the war through to the end while his right had remains open to show his desire for a peaceful nation. Emancipation is engraved above his Gettysburg address on the South Wall, While the word “Unity” is engraved above his second inaugural address. The Memorial also serves as a famous meeting ground. It was on the steps that Martin Luther King Jr. gave his most famous speech. Exit

Capitol Hill : 

Capitol Hill Not only does the capitol building serve as the center of American Democracy, but also the center of Washington D.C. The expansive white building took over six years to build, and was completed in 1926. The bottom picture is an inside view, looking up at the rotunda of the Capitol Building, notice sitting directly in the center a figure in purple. That is said to be George Washington. The Capitol building holds the seat of legislation for the United States. The inside includes not only many historical paintings but also working offices. For instance; the room in which every president gives “The State of The Union” address is inside. Exit

Jefferson Memorial : 

Jefferson Memorial The Jefferson Memorial, is nestled directly across from the white house,. The Large statue of Thomas Jefferson faces out of the front of the Building, looking over the Potomac River and directly into the oval office. It was JFK who said he often felt Jefferson's eyes on him. Exit

Ford Theater : 

Ford Theater Here is a picture of the outside of Ford Theater, the place where President Abraham Lincoln was shot while watching a play. President Lincoln was rushed across the street to a home, where he died. Many doctors have recently speculated that if the doctors of the time had not tired to remove the bullet from Lincolns head, he may have survived! When a gun is fired, the heat sanitizes the bullet, and it was in fact the digging to remove the bullet that killed President Abraham Lincoln. In the home across the street, the bed where he died has been preserved, his blood still on the pillow. Exit

World War I Memorial : 

World War I Memorial The First world war memorial is designed to honor the soldiers from Washington D.C who lost their lives. The building, while seemingly small was designed to be used as a bandstand to accommodate the Marince Corps Band that was at the time, only 80 people. Now the Marine Corps band is much larger, and would never fit inside. This is the only local memorial to be located on “the national mall” Exit

Iwo Jima MemorialMarine Corps War Memorial : 

Iwo Jima MemorialMarine Corps War Memorial The memorial is often referred to as the Iwo Jima memorial because it is a life size depiction of a photograph taken in Iwo Jima of marines raising the American flag. The Memorial is actually in honor of all Marines, not just those who served in Iwo Jima. The figures stand at thirty feet tall, raising a sixty foot flag pool. Exit

Vietnam Wall : 

Vietnam Wall The Vietnam Memorial, often referred to simply as “the wall” is a v shaped wall carved into Washington's Constitution gardens. “the wall” is the most visited memorial in Washington D.C. One end of the memorial points to the Lincoln memorial, the other end points to the Washington Monument. A cross by the name means the person is still Missing in action, a circled cross symbolizes the soldier was found, a diamond signifies the soldier was killed in action. Exit

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The Washington Monument The Washington Monument is nestled in the center of the National Mall, just beneath the Capitol building and the Lincoln memorial, with the Jefferson Memorial to its right and the white house on its left. The Monument is a six hundred foot obelisk dedicated the First president. Close up pictures reveal that it is two different shades. When it was built, they had to take a break due to money issues, when they resumed building, the bottom portion had weathered some. Surrounding the typical Egyptian Obelisk are 50 American flags, one for each state. Visitors were allowed into the memorial for a birds eye view of Washington, until September 11, 2009. Exit

Korean War Memorial : 

Korean War Memorial The Korean war memorial is a group of soldiers, dressed in full uniform trudging up a hill. They are hunched over and tired, surrounded by short shrubbery, all designed to represent the terrain they faced in Korea. Each soldier, is carrying something different, doing something unique. A reflective wall (bottom) is to the right of the soldiers, up close you can see the faces of soldiers engraved in the wall, from far away their faces blend together and it looks like the mountainous terrain. At the feet of the soldiers, are lights, which illuminate their faces in the dark. What is special about this is the way the light hits their faces they appear to be crying due to all of the problems that surrounded the conflict both governmental and personal. Exit

The White House : 

The White House One of the most visible symbols of both Washington D.C. and of the President of the United States is The White house, both the office and the home to the President of the United states. The Main floor of the white house is contains the offices of the President and his staff, along with the offices of the Vice President and his staff. This includes the Oval office, the main ‘business’ office of the president, its in the oval office that the President spends much of his time. The Second floor is the home of the President often referred to as “the residence”. People often confuse the front of the white house for the back. The top picture is actually a picture of the rear entrance to the white house, because it was built to face the Potomac river, the front (bottom) doesn’t directly face a road. Exit

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Sources: Many of the pictures, not credited above, are from my own personal collection, if you have any questions or comments please feel free to e-mail me here, or by clicking on my name at the beginning of the Tour. Exit

About Me; : 

About Me; This PowerPoint presentation was put together for my Education 205 Class in the fall of 2009. Because I am studying to be a history teacher, I decided to create my interactive power point project into a virtual tour of our Nations Capitol! Almost all of the pictures Were taken by me on a class trip to Washington My senior year of high school. Any questions? Comments? Contact me by clicking on Uncle Sam’s Hat. Exit

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