TRIP IDEA

U.S. Presidents in Washington, DC

Multiple Parks

Lincoln Memorial at night
Duration Full Day
Topic(s) Monuments and Memorials, Presidents, Scenic Views, Trails, Architecture and Building, Abolition Movement, Civil Rights, Civil War, Great Depression, World War II, American Revolution, Sculpture, American Revolutionary War
Activities Hiking, Museum Exhibits, Self-Guided Tours - Walking
Type Kid Friendly, Urban, Educational, Inspirational, Landmarks, Sightseeing
Parks Theodore Roosevelt Island, President's Park (White House), Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial

Presidential Places in Washington, DC
  • President's Park (White House)

    Explore the White House Visitor Center

    • Activity Fee: No (Entrance fees may apply)
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Museum Exhibits
    • Pets: No
    • Location: 1450 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC
    • Duration: 1–2 Hours
    • Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
    • Time of Day: Day
    Exhibits at the White House Visitor Center

    Explore interactive exhibits, discover historic White House treasures, watch a free film, and get to know the White House as a home, office, symbol, and stage.

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    • Activity Fee: No (Entrance fees may apply)
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Self-Guided Tours - Walking
    • Pets: Yes with Restrictions
    • Location: National Mall - Washington, DC
    • Duration: 5–30 Minutes
    • Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
    • Time of Day: Any Time
    Aerial view of the Washington Monument

    Without hassle, you can look up and be amazed by this awe-inspiring engineering marvel. When completed in 1884, the Washington Monument was the tallest building in the world.

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    • Activity Fee: No (Entrance fees may apply)
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Self-Guided Tours - Walking
    • Pets: Yes with Restrictions
    • Location: Lincoln Memorial
    • Duration: 5–30 Minutes
    • Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
    • Time of Day: Any Time
    Ariel view of the Lincoln memorial

    Few places in Washington, DC, are as well-known or as inspiring as the Lincoln Memorial. Here you can experience how a nation remembers one of its great leaders, and the enduring values of union, emancipation, justice, and healing.

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    • Activity Fee: No (Entrance fees may apply)
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Self-Guided Tours - Walking
    • Pets: Yes
    • Location: Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
    • Duration: 15–60 Minutes
    • Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
    • Time of Day: Any Time
    A child reaches up to touch a large bronze statue of Franklin Roosevelt.

    From the Great Depression to World War II and beyond, follow a timeline representing America's longest-serving president and the challenges our nation faced.

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  • Thomas Jefferson Memorial

    Visit the Thomas Jefferson Memorial

    • Activity Fee: No (Entrance fees may apply)
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Self-Guided Tours - Walking
    • Pets: Yes with Restrictions
    • Location: 16 East Basin Drive, SW
    • Duration: 30–120 Minutes
    • Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
    • Time of Day: Any Time
    The Thomas Jefferson Memorial facing the water

    Walk around the Thomas Jefferson Memorial or go to a ranger led program to learn more about Jefferson's life and work as a philosopher, a politician and a President.

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  • Theodore Roosevelt Island

    Discover Theodore Roosevelt Island

    • Activity Fee: No (Entrance fees may apply)
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Hiking
    • Pets: Yes
    • Location: Theodore Roosevelt Island
    • Duration: 1–3 Hours
    • Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
    • Time of Day: Day, Dawn, Dusk
    Theodore Roosevelt statue

    Theodore Roosevelt Island is a memorial that honors the legacy of a great outdoorsman and conservationist. Learn about America’s 26th president, and the diverse human and natural history of the island.

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Last updated: May 7, 2017