Washington Monument, Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials Temporarily Closed
Washington, D.C. - 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.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, the World War II Memorial, Vietnam Memorial and the Korean War Memorial remain open.
Did You Know?
Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous "I Have A Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963. There, you can find an engraving marking the spot where he stood.