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The NPS's National Mall and Memorial Park, known as The National Mall, has a large collection of monuments and memorials dedicated to past presidents and wars.

I wish I could have met Martin Luther King, Jr. If he was anything like the monument found along The National Mall in Washington, D.C., he must have been a powerful, imposing man because that is how I felt at the memorial. The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial is one of the newest in […]

The General William T. Sherman Memorial sits in a little plaza adjacent to the White House, right off 15th Street NW. This makes it a popular destination for tourists wandering through the area and an easy one to find. It’s also the location for meetings and parties so on occasion you’ll find secrete service agents […]

National Mall Monuments: Vietnam Women’s Memorial

The Vietnam Women’s Memorial is one of those hidden, undiscovered memorials on the National Mall that is still just as important as ones the grace the cover of magazines. This memorial is dedicated to the women who served as nurses, treating the wounded during the Vietnam War. The statue depicts three nurses tending to a […]

National Mall Monuments: The Korean War Veterans Memorial

The beautifully designed Korean War Veterans Memorial was built around the concept of larger than life statues depicting the men who served during this war in American history, and they will stare right back at you. The memorial is easily accessed along the National Mall near the Lincoln Memorial, making it a very popular place […]

The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial is an open-air memorial around the Tidal Basin dedicated to the 32nd president of the United States. The memorial is a long series of alcoves, statues, and engravings that takes you through his 12-year term as president. It’s my favorite memorial in the capital and I find myself drawn here […]

National Mall Monuments: The Jefferson Memorial

The Jefferson Memorial is one of the most unique and outstanding of all the memorials along The National Mall. A larger than life statue of Jefferson is the centerpiece of the cavernous memorial at the edge of The Basin. It’s one of the best places in Washington, D.C. to watch the sunset, sit back and […]

National Mall Monuments: The Japanese Stone Pagoda

The Japanese Stone Pagoda is one of those blink-and-you’ll-miss-it memorials in Washington, D.C. It is a small statue located along the Tidal Basin Trail at the southern end of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. There really isn’t much more than that, unless you’re on a scavenger hunt to find all the monuments and memorials in […]

National Mall Monuments: The National WWII Memorial

I am a huge fan of anything that involves water, so this is one of my favorite memorials to visit while staying in Washington, D.C. The National WWII Memorial is one of the largest outdoor memorials, divided into two halves and representing the entire country. The spectacular design of the memorial ensures it is a […]

National Mall Monuments: The Lincoln Memorial

Proud Abe may sit on a marble throne overlooking the National Mall, but thousands of people a year stand on their feet in the cavernous hall of his memorial. One of the most visited and easily recognizable of all the Washington monuments and memorials, the Lincoln Memorial is an enormous building at the end of […]