National Monuments in DC
Washington, DC is a city of monuments and memorials. Although the most famous of these are on the National Mall, you will find statues and plaques on many street corners around the city. Listed here are the top five monuments:
- Washington Monument - Take in all the District and miles of Maryland and Virginia from the top of this iconic obolisque
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt – Get to know FDR with a stroll through four outdoor rooms surrounded by waterfalls and cherry trees
- The Jefferson Memorial – Read the immortal words of the Declaration of Independence; then admire the Pantheon-style building from a paddleboat on the Tidal Basin.
- The Lincoln Memorial – Imagine the immortal words of the Gettysburg Address while gazing at the craggy lines of the 16th president’s face. This memorial is very dramatic at night.
- Vietnam Memorial – Renowned for its power to evoke reflection, the memorial was conceived by a former infantry corporal who served in Vietnam.
- Martin Luther King Jr Memorial
Starting point at Washington Monument on The Mall
Constitution Avenue and 15th Street NW
The national monuments, as well as many of the museums and parks, are free, as are many of the festivals and concerts that take place throughout the year.