Must-see sites in DC for history buffs

You don't have to be a history buff to understand the value of purchasing one of the homes for sale in Washington, DC. A property investment in the metro delivers a wide range of opportunities, including the chance to explore many historical sites in the nation's capital.

Check out the list of must-see attractions for history buffs who make the move to DC.

Willard InterContinental Hotel
The Willard InterContinental Hotel, also known as the Crown Jewel of Pennsylvania Avenue, boasts a rich history dating back to 1818. Destination DC notes that several historical accomplishments took place at this hotel - Julia Ward Howe wrote "The Battle Hymn of the Republic", President Ulysses S. Grant coined the term "lobbyist" and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King penned his "I Have a Dream" speech here.

You can check out this hotel once you arrive in DC, and can make it the first of several sites during an exploration of DC. The hotel is one block from the White House, Metro Center and National Mall, and within walking distance of the Smithsonian Museums and National Theater.

Lincoln Memorial
Americans recall a wide range of accomplishments during the presidency of Abraham Lincoln. The nation's 16th president, Lincoln led the Union against the Confederacy during the Civil War, fighting for the democratic values on which the country was established.

You can celebrate his achievements with a visit to the Lincoln Memorial, a monument created to honor the Great Emancipator. This statue is located in West Potomac Park, symbolically placed at the western end of the National Mall, two miles away from the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial. Those seeking hope and inspiration can visit the enormous marble statue of Lincoln, an everlasting sign of freedom.

National Archives
A true history buff will appreciate the hard work and effort of those who developed the country. You can see the work of America's founders with a visit to the National Archives, the home of the Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights and U.S. Constitution.

Not only can you learn about U.S. history at this venue located at 700 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, you can also examine your own background. Visitors can review their families' immigration records for an opportunity to understand their histories in the United States.