Places to Visit

National Mall and Memorial Parks is responsible for more than 1,000 acres of parkland, including 14 individual units of the National Park System, which represent many of America's most significant cultural resources. Its monuments and memorials honor the bravery, sacrifices, and beliefs of those who have served their nation, its people, and all humanity.
Exterior image 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.

Image of Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial
Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial

The nation's tribute to the architect of victory in World War II and its 34th president.

Exterior view of Ford's Theatre
Ford's Theatre National Historic Site

Explore Abraham Lincoln's presidency, his struggle for a unified 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."

The "stone of hope" carving of Martin Luther King
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.

Image of a statue of a man on a horse
Uptown Parks

A number of smaller memorials are scattered in parks throughout the city off of the National Mall.

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.

Peace Fountain at the World War I Memorial
World War I Memorial

A grateful nation honors the service, valor, courage and sacrifice of the 4.7 million American sons and daughters who served in the Great Wa

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.

Natonal Mall and Memorial Parks also includes a number of other memorials throughout downtown Washington, DC:

Last updated: October 5, 2021

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