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Touring The National Mall

Instantly recognizable, the grassy swath of the National Mall is at the heart of the nation's capital. Surrounded by Washington DC monuments and museums, and steeped in history, the Mall has played host to some of the most important gatherings throughout the history of the United States.
 
Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have A Dream" speech here, and the Mall has long served as a gathering place for the public during presidential inaugurations. It's also adjacent to some of the top memorials to see in Washington DC, making it a convenient starting point for a tour of the nation's capital.
 

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 Free
 

Hours -

 Open 24 hours
 

Events

  • National Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival
  • 4th of July Fireworks
 
 

Activities

  • Washington Monument Tours
  • Museum Tours
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • National WWI Memorial
  • Constitution Gardens
  • National WWII Memorial
 

FAQs

  • Can I go inside the Washington Monument?

    Yes, tours of the Washington Monument are available and you can go almost to the very top of the obelisk. Tickets are free but it is recommended to reserve them beforehand at www.recreation.gov. A limited number of tickets are available at 8:30 am daily at the Washington Monument Lodge located in front of the monument.
  • What monuments are on the National Mall?

    The National Mall is the site of many Washington DC monuments, including the Washington Monument, The Lincoln Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. It’s also near many other memorials to see in Washington DC, including the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the National World War II Memorial, and the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial.
 

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