Christian History Tours
Washington DC has so many sites and attractions which have a strong connection to the Christian Faith. Though these are easily recognized, they are not always obvious to those who do not take the time to notice. While in Washington DC, here are a few of the places where honor is given to God Almighty or to the Faith of the Bible.
The first mention is easily found inside the Capitol Hill Visitor Center. Right above the doors leading into the Capitol Building from the Center are the words of our National Motto, "In God We Trust". Congress first voted for our National Motto in 1956 and have reaffirmed it it several times since.
One of the tallest structers in the area is the Washington Monument, which was completed in 1884. A pyramid made of aluminum caps the monument at 555 feet above the base. On the east side of the pyramid apex are the words, "Laus Deo", which is translated "Praise be to God!" Though you are unable to see this glorious phrase, it does occupy the highest point in the DC area and is a fitting praise to God.
On the west face of the Supreme Court Building near the top of the structure you will find several important figures and lawgivers. Right in the center of the relief you will find Moses holding the Ten Commandments. You can also see him in the Chambers of the House of Representatives.
When visiting the Lincoln Memorial one can see the words of Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address. In his address, Lincoln gives thanks to God and his providence over this nation.
While visiting the Jefferson Memorial one will notice similar words engraved on the walls of the memorial. Thanks to God, Prividence, and the Creator are all engraved where they can be easily read.
One of the most-recent museums constructed in Washington DC is the Museum of the Bible. Though this musuem has no official backing of any kind, it is fitting that it is in Washington DC. Here you will find hundreds of copies of the Bible and many exhibits where you can learn more about the inspired Word of God.
Other mentions of God are found in DC. Our Christian History Tours will mention and/or show you many of these. Our history as a nation is tightly woven with our faith as a people. This fact is worth remembering and celebrating.