Washington, D.C., the capital of the US is home to some of the country’s most famous landmarks. Among these is the Lincoln Memorial. It is a large statue of the former president sitting in a chair that is surrounded by large pillars. The Capitol Building is a US landmark as well. Located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., it is the home of the US Congress. It is best known for its large dome in the middle with a giant rotunda.
The Washington Monument is a tall, thin structure that protrudes into the nighttime sky with white lights that makes it stand out as one of the most famous US landmarks. It was built in honor of George Washington, the first president of the country. Every US president has lived in the White House except for the first president, George Washington. Tourists are able to walk through the Lincoln Memorial and up to the Washington Monument which also has a very long strip of landscaped land that sits in front of it. It is also possible to take tours of the Capitol Building and the White House.
Probably the most famous landmark of all in the US is the Statue of Liberty that sits in the New York harbor near Ellis Island. It is over 100 feet tall and is made of copper. The French people gave the Statue of Liberty to the US on America’s 100th anniversary of the American Revolution. During the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, the Statue of Liberty was the first structure seen by millions of immigrants who came to the US and landed on Ellis Island for entry into the country.
Mount Rushmore in South Dakota has the faces of four presidents who greatly influenced the history of America. They are Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. Their faces are carved into the granite of Mount Rushmore. Another structure that many people around the world associate with the US is the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. This bridge connects the city of San Francisco to Marin County across the Golden Gate Strait.