The United States Capitol is the meeting place of the United States Congress

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, "the District", or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States. On July 16, 1790, the United States Congress approved the creation of a federal district to become the national capital.

The District is therefore not a part of any U.S. state. It was formed from land along the Potomac River donated by the states of Maryland and Virginia; however, the Virginia portion was returned by Congress in 1846.

The centers of all three branches of the federal government of the United States are located in the District, as are many of the nation's monuments and museums. Washington, D.C., hosts 176 foreign embassies as well as the headquarters of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Classic Cities: Washington D.C. - one night only 6.00pm - 8.30pm

In this course we look at the origin of the city as suggested by George Washington and his legacy. We visit some of the city's major monuments and buildings. We take Dan Brown's advice and have a look at the Washington Cathedral. A visitor's guide to America's capital city.
The world-famous White House

Course Information

Classic Cities - Washington DC - For One Night Only Course Includes:

  • Comprehensive Course Notes
  • Interactive Discussions.
  • Audio-Visual Presentations.
  • Fun Quiz.
  • Next Scheduled Course: TBA
Course Sessions
  • SESSION 1.
  • Mt Vernon.
  • George Washington.
  • The design of Washington D.C..
  • The Mall.
  • SESSION 2.
  • The White house.
  • The Capitol.
  • Washington Cathedral.
  • Masonic Buildings.
Planned Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
  • 1. Know about Washington D.C. and its attraction to visitors.
  • 2. Understand more about George washington and his legacy.
  • 3. Enjoy planning your own visit to Washington D.C.