National Mall and Memorial Parks is a unique and bustling park that receives more than twenty-five million annual visitors and issues approximately 4000 permits each year. A permit is required for many activities to ensure that various events will not conflict with each other or with general visitor experiences. Specific areas within several of the memorials are considered restricted space. For more information about the types of activities requiring permits, please click here.
Did You Know?
World War I Veterans, or Bonus Marchers, illegally occupied several abandoned buildings on Pennsylvania Avenue in 1932. U.S. Army troops commanded by General Douglas MacArthur removed them following a request for assistance from the Metropolitan Police Force.