Essential to Bring


We strongly recommend that you bring enough food and drink to sustain you throughout the day.

Food may be purchased at concession stands located at the following National Mall locations (please note that lines will be quite long):

  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Thomas Jefferson Memorial
  • Washington Monument
  • 16th St. & Constitution Ave.
  • GSI Concession Stands Throughout the National Mall
  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival


We strongly recommend that you carry plenty of water with you during the day.

Water stations supplying potable water will be located throughout the National Mall.

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