Autochrome by Charles Martin

U.S. Capitol (The Mall; phone: +1 202 225 6827)

At the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, the Capitol is rich in Presidential history. The last three Inaugurations have been held on the West Lawn; previously, most were held on the East Lawn. Each January, the State of the Union address takes place in the House of Representatives. John Quincy Adams, who served in the House after his Presidency, collapsed and died in Statuary Hall. A tomb designed for George Washington sits underneath the Rotunda. His family insisted that he be buried at Mount Vernon, so the crypt lies empty.