Come to where history happened. Experience our rich architectural and cultural heritage online and in person.

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Take a Virtual Tour

Our historic building legacy includes more than 1600 structures symbolizing the permanence and stature of our federal government. GSA proudly maintains their architectural excellence.

Launch a virtual exploration of these buildings by:

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Heritage Tourism

“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” —Seneca

Travelers who find encounters with historic places stimulating and enjoyable, likely have considered a heritage tourism experience. Our Center for Historic Buildings has partnered with government and non-government organizations to create a heritage travel itinerary of Washington DC, featuring many of the historic buildings in its portfolio. Additionally, the Center has curated a collection of heritage tourism destinations.

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Our Nation’s Capital — History Everywhere

Interested in places significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture? Visit Washington, DC. There’s more history per square mile than anywhere else in America! Here are some suggested destinations:

Last Reviewed: 2022-08-08