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Washington National Mall
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The National Mall: Monuments, Museums & Memorials

Experience the natural beauty, history and national pride of The National Mall, home to America's most recognizable and revered memorials and monuments. A sightseeing must-do for visitors to the nation's capital, The National Mall of DC is a tree-lined, 146-acre park extending from the U.S. Capitol Building to the banks of the Potomac River, Enjoy a bird's eye view of DC from the 555-foot observation deck of The Washington Monument. Explore the artifacts and galleries of 12 Smithsonian Institution museums. Gaze upon the Reflecting Pool atop the marble steps of the iconic Lincoln Memorial. To fully experience all of The National Mall's memorials and monuments, schedule an informative walking tour.

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  • Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival
  • National Christmas Tree Lighting
  • Holiday Celebrations
  • National Kite Festival
  • Park Ranger Lectures
  • National Menorah Lighting


  • Memorials
  • Walking Tours
  • Museums
  • Reflecting Pool
  • Monuments


  • What museums are at The National Mall?

    The National Mall is home to 12 museums of the Smithsonian Institution. Free to the public, these museums include the National Museum of American History, National Museum of African Art, Freer Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art, U.S. Botanic Gardens, National Air & Space Museum, National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of the American Indian, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Castle, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
  • What attractions are in The National Mall?

    The National Mall features some of the most iconic and revered memorials and monuments in the nation. Along with the Washington Monument towering over the park, The National Mall is home to The Lincoln Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. Visitors to The National Mall can also pay their respects at the World War II Memorial, DC War Memorial (WWI), Korean War Veterans Memorial and Vietnam Veterans Memorial.


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