Plan Your Visit
At the heart of our nation's capital, the National Mall and Memorial Parks is home to iconic structures and rich history. Plan your visit to make the most of your time in this exciting public space.
Directions: The National Mall and Memorial Parks are located in Washington, D.C. Washington is served by Dulles and Reagan airports, Amtrak, and many highways. Get the details on Directions.
Hours: Open 24 hours a day.
Fees: There is no fee to visit any part of the National Mall and Memorial Parks. Free tickets are required to visit the Washington Monument.
Things to Do
Visit the Iconic Memorials and Monuments:
Did You Know?
President Wilson saw Lt. George Boyle off on the first U.S. air mail flight, which left from a field behind the present-day FDR Memorial. After going the wrong way for over 20 miles, Boyle crashed his Curtiss Jenny in a Maryland farm field. On his second attempt, Boyle crashed again. Though Boyle survived, he was not permitted a third attempt.