Washington, D.C. Matching Game
- 24 pairs of cards
- 2 1/2 inches square
- Made with recycled materials
- Ages 3 and up
This game is a wonderful souvenir of our nation’s capital. With 24 pairs of colorfully illustrated cards depicting Washington, D.C.’s monuments, memorials, landmarks, and tourist attractions, it is a great gift or memento of a terrific visit. A fun game for ages 3 and up, it’s a great way to sharpen recognition and memory skills and enhance familiarity with the capital of the United States.
In 1791, President George Washington appointed Major Pierre L'Enfant, a French engineer who had served in the American Revolution, to design the city of Washington as the new capital of the country. L'Enfant saw the task as far more grandiose, believing he was not only locating the capital, but also devising the city plan and designing the buildings.
His plan specified locations for the "Congress house" (the Capitol), and the "President's house" (the White House). L'Enfant envisioned the President's house as having public gardens and monumental architecture. Reflecting his elaborate visions, he specified that the President's house would be five times the size of the building that was actually constructed.