Washington D.C. is the capital of the United States, and contains within its scant 63 square miles a wealth of things to see and do. The Washington Monument, African American Civil War Museum and Holocaust Museum represent just a sampling of the multitude of historically relevant establishments that exist here. Washington D.C. is home to many arts and entertainment facilities as well, such as the National Symphony Orchestra, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and historic Ford’s Theater, where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. The national media is understandably well-represented here, poised and ready to report on the latest in governmental initiatives and events. Washington D.C. has professional teams representing basketball – the Washington Wizards, football – the Washington Redskins, hockey – the Washington Capitals, and baseball – the Washington Nationals. Major medical research facilities such as the National Institutes of Health, Washington Hospital Center and Children’s National Medical Center confirm Washington D.C.’s status as a hub of healthcare research and innovation. Within its borders, three well-respected teaching hospitals also exist, at Georgetown, Howard and George Washington Universities.