For a realistic (virtual) tour of something closer to home, use these books and links to visit our nation’s capital:
We’re There! Washington, DC, by Elizabeth Skinner Grumbach
Capital!: Washington D.C. from A to Z, by Laura Krauss Melmed
Journey Around Washington D.C. from A to Z, by Martha Day Zschock
TheCapitol.net – pictures, maps, sites to see, and more
The Wall, by Eve Bunting
Underground Train, by Mary Quattlebaum
And if you have a chance to visit Washington, D.C. in person, check out the free walking tours to learn more about the background, layout, and historical importance of this place. This was one of the highlights of my trip a few years ago.