Washington D.C. - The District of Columbia, better known as Washington D.C., has served as the nation’s capital since 1790. A hotbed of political activity, host to foreign delegations and home to some of the most famous buildings and monuments in the country, Washington provides a cosmopolitan blend of both historic and modern. Visitors come to the city to tour the White House, the U.S. Capitol Building, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and the museums of the Smithsonian Institution. In the Georgetown area of the capital city, college students from Georgetown University rely on self storage facilities for their dorm room accessories in between semesters. As the site of many foreign embassies, the Dupont Circle neighborhood attracts an international community that use mini storage units for souvenirs from their globe-trekking travels. Along the Potomac, residents of the Capitol Hill riverfront neighborhood need self storage units for antiques, political memorabilia and crafts picked up at the Eastern Market. Over a hundred self storage facilities are located within Washington D.C.