Washington, DC Monuments & Memorials

  • Washington Monument
    One of the oldest monuments in Washington, DC, the Washington Monument is a giant obelisk that stands 555 feet tall and honors President George Washington, the first President of the United States. Tickets are required to enter the Washington Monument. Free, same-day, timed tickets are available at the 15th Street kiosk beginning at 8:30a.m., or order tickets in advance for a $2 surcharge.
    15th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW
    Washington DC
    800-967-2283
    www.nps.gov/wamo

  • Lincoln Memorial
    Overlooking the National Mall’s Reflecting Pool, Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial is a 19-foot marble statue of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States. Inscriptions from his Second Inaugural Address and the Gettysburg Address are engraved in the walls surrounding the statue.
    Independence Avenue & 23rd Street, SW
    Washington DC 20037
    202-426-6841
    www.nps.com/linc

  • FDR Memorial
    This unique memorial sits on more than seven acres and features four outdoor "rooms" with statues depicting FDR, historical events from his 12-year term, and Eleanor Roosevelt. . Among the gallery rooms are gardens and fountains. Famous quotes from the president are carved into the granite walls.
    Tidal Basin & Potomac River
    1850 W Bascon Dr, SW
    Washington, DC 20024
    202-426-6841

  • Jefferson Memorial
    A 19-foot statue of President Thomas Jefferson stands tall under a stately marble rotunda. Engraved on the memorial’s surrounding walls are the Declaration of Independence and other writings by Jefferson..
    Tidal Basin South End
    701 West Basin Dr, SW
    Washington, DC 20242
    202-426-6841

  • Korean War Veterans Memorial
    This incredibly-detailed memorial shows a column of Soldiers dressed for combat, a 164-foot mural wall inscribed with the words "Freedom Is Not Free," and 2,500 etched images of nurses, chaplains, crew chiefs, mechanics and other war support personnel distinguish the impressive Korean War Veterans Memorial.
    17th Street and Independence Avenue at the Lincoln Memorial
    Washington, DC
    202-426-6841
    www.nps.gov/kwvm

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial
    The recently installed Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial honors Dr. King and his vision for equal rights. . Situated on the tidal basin between the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, Dr. King’s Memorial is the first major memorial at the National Mall to be dedicated to an African-American, and a non-president.
    1964 Independence Avenue Southwest
    Washington, DC 20001
    1-888-484-3373
    http://www.mlkmemorial.org

  • National Japanese American Memorial
    The National Japanese American Memorial honors the patriotism, military service, heroism and perseverance over injustice of Japanese Americans during World War II. The National Japanese American Memorial is located just north of the U.S. Capitol.
    Louisiana Avenue/New Jersey Avenue/D Street NW
    Washington, DC 20006
    202-643-8204
    http://njamf.com/

  • National World War II Memorial
    Honor the 16 million people who served our country during WWII and those who supported the war effort from home. The National World War II Memorials features two 43-foot arches, a 17-foot pillar for each state and territory from that period and a field of 4,000 gold stars honoring the more than 400,000 people who died during the war. Bronze sculpture panels depict Americans at war, at home and overseas during WWII. This important memorial is located between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument.
    17th Street & Independence Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC
    www.wwiimemorial.com

  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
    The names of over 58,000 missing or dead American soldiers are carved into the black granite wall of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. A larger-than-life bronze sculpture depicting three young servicemen represents those who served during the Vietnam War. An American flag flies 24 hours a day and is anchored in a base with the seals of the five branches of the United States military.
    Constitution Avenue & Henry Bacon Drive NW
    Washington, DC
    www.nps.gov/vive
     

Washington, DC Monuments & Memorials

  • Emancipation Statue
    Built entirely from funds donated by former slaves, this statue shows President Lincoln with the Emancipation Proclamation in his hand. The Emancipation Statue honors President Abraham Lincoln with the Emancipation Proclamation in hand. This important memorial was built entirely from donations from former slaves.
    Lincoln Park, East Capitol St.
    Between 11th & 13th Sts. NE
    Washington, DC
    202-690-5155

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