Calendar of Events

Union soldiers standing in a row in front of the unfinished Washington Monument
Union soldiers in front of the incomplete Washington Monument, 1860s.

NPS photo

April Feature Programs

Friday, April 28

For more information see printable Program Guide.
Our Great Loss
Ranger-led Walk (about .5 mile): 7- 9 PM.
Meet: 15th Street NW & Pennsylvania Avenue NW (Pershing Park, opposite hotels)

Talking Baseball, Lincoln, Civil War, and Blossoms
Ranger Talk: 2-2:20 PM and 3-3:20 PM.
Meet: Lincoln Memorial (chamber)

Saturday, April 29

For more information see printable Program Guide.
Presidential Memorials of the National Mall
Ranger-led Walk (about 1.5 miles): 10 AM-12 Noon and 2-4 PM
Meet: Lincoln Memorial (street level plaza).

A Clash of Cultures
Ranger-led Walk (about 1 mile): 2-4 PM.
Meet: World War II Memorial (contact station).

Printable April Program Guide

Printable May Program Guide


View the Park Map to help you plan your visit!

 

By Date

Upcoming Events

Showing 35 results

  Show ALL instances of recurring events
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Our Great Loss

    • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: 15th Street NW & Pennsylvania Avenue NW (Pershing Park, opposite hotels)
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, April 28, 2017

    Ranger Walk (about .5 mile) Many hopeful eyes looked to the President for leadership, but not everyone shared his vision.

    View Details
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Talking Baseball, Lincoln, Civil War, and Blossoms

    • Time: 10:00 AM,10:30 AM,2:00 PM,3:00 PM
    • Location: Lincoln Memorial (chamber)
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, April 28, 2017

    Ranger Talk: Programs about 20 minutes each Did you know Civil War prisoners played baseball?

    View Details
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    A Clash of Cultures

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: World War II Memorial (contact station)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Ranger Led Walk (about 1 mile)

    View Details
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Presidential Memorials of the National Mall

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM,2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Lincoln Memorial (street level plaza)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Ranger Led Walk (about 1.5 miles)

    View Details
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Herring and Shad: Keystone Fish Species

    • Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
    • Location: Martin Luther King Jr Memorial (statue)
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    Ranger Led Walk (.5 mile)

    View Details
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Herring and Shad: Keystone Fish Species

    • Time: 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
    • Location: Martin Luther King Jr Memorial (statue)
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    Ranger Led Walk (.5 mile)

    View Details
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Herring and Shad: Keystone Fish Species

    • Time: 8:30 AM to 9:15 AM
    • Location: Martin Luther King Jr Memorial (statue)
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, May 4, 2017

    Ranger Led Walk (.5 mile)

    View Details
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    V-E Day

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM,4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
    • Location: World War II Memorial (contact station)
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, May 4, 2017

    Ranger Talk: The Battle of the Bulge and others that led to Berlin’s fall are recounted here.

    View Details
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Herring and Shad: Keystone Fish Species

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    • Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial (statue)
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, May 5, 2017

    Ranger Led Walk (.5 mile)

    View Details
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Working Women in American History Bike Tour

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Smithsonian Carousel on National Mall (opposite Smithsonian Castle)
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, May 7, 2017

    Ranger Led Bike Tour (about 6 miles)

    View Details
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Herring and Shad: Keystone Fish Species

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    • Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial (statue)
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    Ranger Led Walk (.5 mile)

    View Details
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Herring and Shad: Keystone Fish Species

    • Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
    • Location: Martin Luther King Jr Memorial (statue)
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Ranger Led Walk (.5 mile)

    View Details
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Herring and Shad: Keystone Fish Species

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
    • Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial (statue)
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, May 12, 2017

    Ranger Led Walk (.5 mile)

    View Details
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Talking Civil War, Baseball, Lincoln, and Blossoms

    • Time: 2:00 PM,3:00 PM
    • Location: Lincoln Memorial (chamber)
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, May 12, 2017

    Ranger Talks: 2 PM & 3 PM (about 20 minutes) Are you going to the game today? The first organized baseball game of the war took place between the 71st New York Regiment and the Washington Nationals amateur club in a park across from the White House.

    View Details
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    China-Burma-India: The Forgotten Theater

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM,4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
    • Location: World War II Memorial (contact station
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, May 13, 2017

    China-Burma-India, commonly known as CBI, was a lesser known and misunderstood theater during WWII. Although obscure, its significance is chiseled in stone along with those embedded in our memories at the World War II Memorial?

    View Details
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Meet and Greet with Veterans Moving Forward

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial (150 Washington Avenue SW
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, May 13, 2017

    Ranger Talk: Join a park ranger at the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial. Meet a veteran’s service dog from Veterans Moving Forward. Learn about the extraordinary work these animals do to assist America’s veterans every day.

    View Details
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Ranger Run

    • Time: 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    • Location: Washington Monument Lodge (15th St. between Jefferson and Madison Drives)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, May 13, 2017

    Ranger Led Run (3-4 miles)

    View Details
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Talking Civil War Baseball, Lincoln, and Blossoms

    • Time: 2:00 PM,3:00 PM
    • Location: Lincoln Memorial (chamber)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, May 13, 2017

    Ranger Talks: 2-2:20 PM & 3-3:20 PM (20 minutes) Are you going to the game today? The first organized baseball game of the war took place between the 71st New York Regiment and the Washington Nationals amateur club in a park across from the White House.

    View Details
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Leadership for Freedom: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM,3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
    • Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial (statue)
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    Ranger Talk: Martin Luther King Jr’s leadership decisions reveal the drama within the struggle for civil rights.

    View Details
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Thomas Jefferson: President Number 3

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    • Location: Thomas Jefferson Memorial (chamber)
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Ranger Talk: Meet President Thomas Jefferson, the amazing multi-talented man. Discover the symbolism of the memorial statue and chamber. How does his memorial fit into the plan of the city?

    View Details
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    A Clash of Cultures

    • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: World War II Memorial (contact station)
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Ranger-led Walk (about 1 mile): The Road to Pearl Harbor had its twists and turns. Why did Japan became more aggressive in the 1930's?

    View Details
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Leadership for Freedom: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM,3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
    • Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial (statue).
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Ranger Talks: Martin Luther King Jr’s leadership decisions reveal the drama within the struggle for civil rights. That there were so many leaders meant that King had to be a diplomat.

    View Details
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Thomas Jefferson: President Number 3

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    • Location: Thomas Jefferson Memorial (chamber)
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Meet President Thomas Jefferson, the amazing multi-talented man. Discover the symbolism of the memorial statue and chamber.

    View Details
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    “The Lamps Are Going Out All Over Europe”

    • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: World War II Memorial (contact station)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, May 20, 2017

    Ranger-led Walk (about 1.25 miles): 7-9 PM Sir Edward Grey’s timely metaphor foreshadowed the coming of the Great War.

    View Details
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Mr. Lincoln Goes to Washington

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    • Location: Washington Monument (base of monument) 
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, May 20, 2017

    Ranger-led Walk (about 1 mile): 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM You think you know Washington?  Wait until you see what it was like when Abraham Lincoln arrived.

    View Details
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Leadership for Freedom: Dr.  Martin Luther King Jr

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM,3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
    • Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial (statue)
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    Ranger Talk: 1-1:45 PM and 3-3:45 PM Martin Luther King Jr’s leadership decisions show the drama within the struggle for rights.

    View Details
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Thomas Jefferson: President Number 3  

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    • Location: Thomas Jefferson Memorial (chamber)
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    Ranger Talk: 11:00-11:45 AM Meet President Thomas Jefferson, the amazing multi-talented man. Discover the symbolism of the memorial statue and chamber.

    View Details
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Thomas Jefferson: President Number 3 

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    • Location: Thomas Jefferson Memorial (chamber)
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, May 25, 2017

    Ranger Talk: 11:00-11:45 AM Meet President Thomas Jefferson, the amazing multi-talented man.

    View Details
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Presidential Retirements

    • Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Location: Thomas Jefferson Memorial (chamber)
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, May 26, 2017

    Ranger Talk:  6 –7 PM John Adams and Thomas Jefferson created the first ex-presidents club beginning in 1809. 

    View Details
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Presidential Retirements

    • Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: Thomas Jefferson Memorial (chamber)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Ranger Talk:  4–5 PM John Adams and Thomas Jefferson created the first ex-presidents club beginning in 1809.

    View Details
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Ranger Run

    • Time: 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    • Location: Washington Monument Lodge (15th St. between Jefferson and Madison Drives)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Ranger Led Run (3-4 miles) Join a park ranger for an exhilarating trek around the National Mall to hear stories about some of the most iconic sites in the city and...

    View Details
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Talking Civil War Baseball, Lincoln, and Blossoms

    • Time: 10:00 AM,10:30 AM
    • Location: Lincoln Memorial (chamber)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Ranger Talks: 10-10:20 AM and 10:30-10:50 AM Are you going to the game today? The first organized baseball game of the war took place between the 71st New York Regiment and the Washington Nationals amateur club in a park across from the White House.

    View Details
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    WWII in Memory

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM,4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
    • Location: World War II Memorial (contact station) 
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Ranger Talk: 2-2:45 PM and 4-4:45 PM As the nation observes Memorial Day, place the legacy of World War II in context.

    View Details
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Every Girl Pulling for Victory

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument (144 Constitution Avenue NE)
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, May 28, 2017

    Ranger Talk: 1-2 PM. An exciting look at the role of American Women during the First World War.

    View Details
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Mr. Lincoln Goes to Washington

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    • Location: Washington Monument (base of monument)
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, May 28, 2017

    Ranger-led Walk (about 1 mile): 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM You think you know Washington?

    View Details

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

900 Ohio Drive SW
Washington, DC 20024

Phone:

(202) 426-6841

Contact Us