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