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?
The Announcement Stone, at the formal 17th Street entrance to the World War II Memorial, eloquently declares the reason for the placement of this memorial along the great axis between the Lincoln Memorial to the west and the Washington Monument to the east.