National War College
The National War College (NWC) of the United States is a
the National Defense University. Most mid-level and senior military officers study at the NWC in
preparation for higher positions.
Fort Lesley J. McNair
This military reservation was established in 1791 on about 28
acres at the tip of Greenleaf Point. Major Pierre Charles L’Enfant included it in his plans for
Washington, the Federal City, as a major site for the defense of the capital.
Defense Intelligence Agency
Located on Bolling Air Force Base, the Defense Intelligence Agency i the central producer and manager of military intelligence for the United States Department of Defense.
US Naval Research Laboratory
The US Naval Research Lab celebrated its 75th Anniversary in June, 1998. This Lab is significant for the accidental discovery of radar when ships got in the way during radio signal experiments between the lab and Hains Point in the 1920s.
Woodrow Wilson Bridge
The Woodrow Wilson Bridge is the only active drawbridge on the Potomac at this time. It’s the southernmost of 7 crossings of the Potomac in DC and the last bridge for approximately 50 miles downriver.
A 300-acre multi-use waterfront development with a convention center, six hotels, restaurants, shops and condominiums.
Opened on April 1, 2008, has 2,000 rooms and a 470,000 square foot convention center. It’s the largest non-gaming hotel and convention center on the eastern seaboard.
Old Town Alexandria
Founded in the early 1700s when a small tobacco warehouse on the waterfront spawned a small settlement.
George Washington Masonic Temple
This memorial was based on the design of the ancient lighthouse in Alexandria, Egypt, which was one of the seven ancient wonders of the world. It stands at 333 feet and features an outstanding collection of Washington Memorabilia.
Reagan National Airport
As one of the busiest airports in the US., it averages one flight every 30 seconds at peak periods — that’s about 900 flights on a busy day. Despite this, it’s one of the safest airports in the US.
Built to commemorate George Washington, this 555 feet high obelisk is the tallest free standing stone structure in the world.
United States Capitol
The meeting place of the United States Congress, the
legislature of the federal government of the United States.
Dedicated on April 13, 1943, the 200th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s birth. While its shape is an obvious nod to the Pantheon of Rome, it also mirrors the University of Virginia rotunda, a structure designed by Jefferson himself.