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September 10, 2013
Denial of Permit Application For 9-11 Motorcycle Ride
Denial of Permit Application for 9/11 Motorcycle Ride.

August 27, 2013
Road and Site Closure for August 28 Let Freedom Ring Event
On Wednesday August 28th the Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action event will take place from 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Memorial.

July 19, 2013
Drum Major quote removal from MLK Jr Memorial
National Park Service to begin work to remove Drum Major Quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

March 04, 2013
2013 Cherry Blossom Press Release
National Park Service Announces Visitor Services for 2013 National Cherry Blossom Festival

February 21, 2012
Shuttle Service to Begin in Arlington Cemetery
Shuttle Service to Begin in Arlington Cemetery February 20
Additional National Mall Transportation Options to Begin Soon

January 19, 2012
Philanthropist Donates 7.5 Million Dollars to Repair Washington Monument
Deputy Secretary of the Interior David J. Hayes, National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis, and Trust for the National Mall President Caroline Cunningham today announced a $7.5 million donation from philanthropist David M. Rubenstein to repair damage to the Washington Monument caused by a magnitude 5.8 earthquake last August.

September 13, 2011
Public Meeting on Washington Monument Screening Facility
The National Park Service (NPS) invites you to attend an informational public meeting to provide an overview of design alternatives for improving the visitor screening facility at the Washington Monument (Monument)

September 13, 2011
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Public Scoping Meeting
National Park Service to Hold Public Scoping Meeting regarding Proposed Education Center for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on September 15

August 25, 2011
Washington Monument Finds Additional Cracks
Washington Monument Inspection Finds Additional Cracks

August 24, 2011
Temporary Closure of Washington Monument Reopens Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials
National Park Service Temporarily Closes Washington Monument; Reopens Jefferson, Lincoln Memorials

August 23, 2011
Washington Monument, Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials Temporarily Closed
The National Park Service (NPS) has temporarily closed the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial and the Old Post Office Tower as a precaution following today’s earthquake in the D.C. area. The monuments and memorials were evacuated following the earthquake. No injuries to any visitors have been reported.

August 03, 2011
National Mall and Memorial Parks App
Visitors to the nation’s capital can now use their smart phone to learn about and find their way around the National Mall.

July 14, 2011
Old Post Office Tower Hours Change
Change in Sunday Opening Hours for Old Post Office Tower. Effective immediately the Old Post Office Tower’s opening time for Sundays has changed from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon.

February 23, 2011
List of Parkwide Construction Projects
Identifying park-wide construction projects

February 23, 2011
Park Named bike friendly business
Park Named Bike Friendly Business

Tour Bus drop off guide within National Mall and Memorial Parks (pdf).

Note: This guide no longer is useful for those wishing to visit the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. The temporary closing of West Basin Drive affects those visiting by bus. Please consult the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial page for details.

Did You Know?


The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial opened in August, 2011.