Washington DC Tour Applications

As the United States Capital, Washington DC is home to a huge number of widely recognizable landmarks, monuments and museums. Many of these contain important historical elements and while you can carry a box of books around the city; these apps are designed to provide you with images and information to make your visit more informed and enjoyable.

The DC Tour Apps website is the home to a series of free iPhone, iPod touch and iPad applications for various points of interest in the Washington, DC area. The advantage of using an iPhone or iPad for these types of applications is that the devices can help to provide context to the information being presented. Location and directional services allow information to be presented in the correct position relative to the actual object.

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Vietnam Memorial

The Vietnam Memorial application seeks to honor the service members who fought in the Vietnam War and especially those service members who died while serving in Vietnam and South East Asia or are still Missing In Action. The application is fairly large because it is created from photos of each of the 140 panels on the Vietnam Memorial with names on them, and allows you to zoom in and view the names at approximately 1:5 scale of the actual size of the memorial.

View the full size of the image of the Vietnam Memorial here

Vietnam Memorial

Vietnam Memorial

Vietnam Memorial Names

Similar to the Vietnam Memorial application, the Vietnam Memorial Names application provides the same name search capability but does not contain any images of the wall. This makes the application very small, so if you are visiting the Vietnam Memorial and just want to find the location of names on the wall you can download it quickly on the cellular network.

Vietnam Memorial Names Application

Vietnam Memorial Names

Capitol Dome

The Capitol Dome iPhone application provides a short overview of the United States Capitol Dome and contains detailed images and explanation of the Frieze of American History and Apotheosis of Washington. The Frieze of American History image is a 360 degree panoramic image of the 19 panels that can be navigated using the screen to scroll, or through use of the built in compass (if the device has one). Click on the Capitol Dome icon to the right for more detail.

Book a Tour of the Capitol Dome

Follow this link for more information on how to Book a Tour of the Capitol Dome

Capitol Dome

Capitol Dome