National Mall and Memorial Parks

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National Mall Information

The National Mall is America's front yard, featuring the Washington Monument, WWII and Lincoln Memorials, 156 reservations, circles, fountains and more.

Officially established in 1965, National Mall and Memorial Parks contains some of the oldest protected park lands in the National Park Service. The areas within National Mall & Memorial Parks provides visitors with ample opportunities to commemorate presidential legacies; honor the courage and sacrifice of war veterans; celebrate the United States commitment to freedom and equality.

This historic expanse is the linear area between the Potomac River and Capitol Reflecting Pool. In addition to the memorial core, the park includes Ford's Theatre, The House where Lincoln died, Potomac Park, Hains Point and Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Parks Near National Mall and Memorial Parks

Front-view image of the United States White House
Home to every president except Washington, The White House and its surrounding grounds are a symbol of democracy and the executive branch of government.
Image of Washington, D.C's World War I Memorial
Washington's World War I National Memorial honors the service of the U.S. armed forces. The memorial's panels and surrounding greenery create a peaceful...
Image of Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. with view of Capitol
Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site is beloved as the heart of the Nation's Capital, over which Americans have marched, paraded, and protested.
Washington Monument at night
Visit the Washington Monument, centerpiece of the National Mall. Take in breathtaking views from the top while towering over our nation’s capital.
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