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?
Inside the rotunda of the Jefferson Memorial, Thomas Jefferson is quoted, "I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."