Icons of the Nation's Capital

Each year, millions of people visit National Mall and Memorial Parks to recreate, to commemorate presidential legacies, to honor our nation's veterans, to make their voices heard, and to celebrate our nation's commitment to freedom and equality.

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Lincoln Memorial at dusk

Plan Your Visit

Information to make the most of your visit to the National Mall, whether you've got a few hours or a full week to spend.

Veterans Day ceremony at Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Schedule of Events

The National Mall has many programs and special events to enhance your visit. Go on a ranger led tour, attend a ceremony, and much more!

Junior Rangers being

Explore, Learn, and Protect!

The National Mall has three different Junior Ranger activities for adventurous young visitors to earn badges while exploring the park.

Crews using lasers to clean the dome of the Jefferson Memorial.

Pardon Our Dust!

Find out what repair and historic preservation projects are taking place around the National Mall and what impact it may have on your visit.

Exterior view of Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument

Belmont-Paul Women's Equality Natl Mon

Home to the National Woman's Party for nearly 90 years, this was the epicenter of the struggle for women's rights.

Tree in the middle of a lake with Washington Monument in the background

Constitution Gardens

This living legacy to the framers of the Constitution is an oasis in the midst of the busy nation's capital.

Exterior view of Ford's Theatre

Ford's Theatre National Historic Site

Explore Abraham Lincoln's presidency, his struggle for a unifed country, and his assassination at Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865.

Pools at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial at dusk

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

This memorial chronicles Roosevelt's four terms in office through quotes carved in stone and fascinating bronze artwork.

Statues of soldiers at Korean War Veterans Memorial

Korean War Veterans Memorial

A Wall of Remembrance and 19 stainless steel statues commemorate the sacrifices of the millions who fought during the Korean Conflict.

Aerial view of the Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

"In this temple, as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever."

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

A larger-than-life carving of the Dr. King and quotes from his writings honor his legacy and the struggle for equality in America.

Aerial view of Pennsylvania Avenue looking toward the U.S. Capitol.

Pennsylvania Avenue Natl Historic Site

Known the world over as America's Main Street, history has marched, paraded and protested along Pennsylvania Avenue.

Night view of the exterior of the Jefferson Memorial.

Thomas Jefferson Memorial

From within its circular colonnade, this memorial honors a Founding Father with a wide ranging impact on the very makeup of America itself.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial at night, with Washington Monument in the background

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Honoring those who served, the memorial chronologically lists the names of more than 58,000 Americans who gave their lives in Vietnam.

Washington Monument with blue sky and puffy clouds

Washington Monument

Built to honor George Washington, the United States' first president, the 555-foot marble obelisk towers over Washington, DC.

Atlantic Pavilion at the World War II Memorial after dark

World War II Memorial

Through stone & bronze, this memorial recognizes the ways Americans served, honors those who fell, and recognizes the victory they achieved.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

900 Ohio Drive SW
Washington, DC 20024

Phone:

(202) 426-6841

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