Visitors to the National Mall and Memorial Parks and the Nation's Capital will find a clean, safe environment for recreation, tourism, and family activities. Please be mindful of that fact that Washington, D.C. is an urban area. For your safety and that of your belongings:
Park Rangers, U.S. Park Police, and security guards staff the major memorials throughout the daylight and evening hours, so please consult them if you have any difficulty or concerns.
Did You Know?
The Washington Monument was damaged in an earthquake on August 23, 2011. Crews assessed the damage and found stones that were cracked, broken, and displaced throughout the structure.