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    National Mall & Memorial Parks

    District of Columbia

Your Safety

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:

  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Carry wallets, purses, and backpacks in a safe and secure manner
  • Keep your backpacks, cameras, et cetera with you at all times
  • Secure vehicle doors and windows
  • Store valuables out of sight in your vehicle trunk

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?

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Flash! Boom! Sparkle! Independence Day is a popular annual tradition at the National Mall and Memorial Parks, drawing thousands to view spectacular fireworks and rousing live entertainment.