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District of Columbia Vacation Facts

Washington DC Visitors Association,
901 7th Street NW, 4th Floor, Washington DC 20001-3719; 202-789-7000; 800-422-8644; Fax: 202-789-7037. Web:

District Bird: wood thrush

District Flower: American beauty rose

District Nickname: Capital City, Federal City

District Tree: Sitka spruce

District Capital

Address: U.S. Capitol, Capitol Hill, Washington, District of Columbia 20515; 202-225-6827.


Washington Post March; The Washington Grays.

District Specials

Gallaudet University began the tradition of the football huddle in the 1890s, in order to conceal their signed plays from the opposing team.

The world's largest single-span Chinese arch is at 7th and H Streets NW at the entrance to DC's Chinatown.

Washington, DC residents consume more wine per capita than residents of any U.S. state.

The National Gallery of Art is home to the only Leonardo da Vinci painting in North America.

Movies such as A Few Good Men, An American President, Forrest Gump, Contact, Dave, Mr. Deeds Goes to Washington, Wag the Dog, and Thirteen Days all filmed in Washington, DC.

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