District of Columbia is an independent city and became the capital of the United States on June 11, 1800.
Abbreviation - DC
Nickname - D.C.
Motto - "Justia Omnibus" - Justice for All
Song - The Star-Spangled Banner
Bird - Wood Thrush
Flower - American Beauty Rose
Area - approximately 68 square miles
Websites for studying about Washington, D.C.
Google Art Project and the White House have allowed a 360 Street View camera to capture the rooms that are featured on the public tour. Now anyone, anywhere, can experience the history and art of the White House via their computer.
Explore the States - District of Columbia
From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.
Facts & Trivia about Washington DC
RoadsideAmerica.com - District of Columbia
Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Washginton DC
Awesome America - Washington DC
Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about Washington DC.
Washington, District of Columbia Map/Quiz Printout
Washington, D.C. Virtual Field Trips
Hispanic Heritage Teaching ResourcesVirtual field trip onlineA collection of user-created lessons and presentations on various topics in Hispanic Heritage utilizing artwork and artifacts from the Smithsonian. Includes both online teaching resources and information for visitors to the museums.
International Spy Museum
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
National Museum of Natural History
National Postal Museum
The Virtual Tour of Washington, D.C.Virtual field trip onlineAn interactive fieldtrip to our nation's Capital
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund