Welcome to America's Front Yard!
For more than 200 years, the National Mall has symbolized our nation and its democratic values, which have inspired the world. The National Mall - the great swath of green in the middle of our capital city and stretching from the foot of the United States Capitol to the Potomac River - is the premiere civic and symbolic space in our nation.
National Mall and Memorial Parks protects the National Mall and its iconic monuments and memorials and over 1,000 acres of greenspace in Washington, D.C.. Come to visit the National Mall and stay to explore all that National Mall and Memorial Parks has to offer.
Hours and Seasons
National Mall and Memorial Parks is open 24 hours a day. The early evening and morning hours are beautiful and tranquil times to visit.
Please visit the Operating Hours and Seasons for more information on staffing, facility, and museum hours.
Things To DoUse the links below to discover more about visiting the iconic monuments and memorials protected by National Mall and Memorial Parks. But don't stop there!
Visit our Things to Do and Calendar of Events pages to discover a wide of array of activities from paddle boats and bike tours to nighttime walks with a park ranger.
Explore the National Mall:
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
Korean War Veterans Memorial
Dedicated in 1995, the Korean War Veterans Memorial's Wall of Remembrance and 19 stainless steel statues commemorate the sacrifices of the millions of Americans and allied partners who fought during the Korean Conflict.
"In this temple, as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever."
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Honoring the men and women who served in the controversial Vietnam War, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial chronologically lists the names of more than 58,000 Americans who gave their lives in service to their country.
World War II Memorial
Visit additional sites off of the National Mall:
Last updated: September 15, 2022