National Mall Monuments: The Ulysses S. Grant Memorial

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Jason Barnette
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September 16th, 2013
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Anchoring the east end of The National Mall is the towering Ulysses S. Grant Memorial. The statue of the former United States president looks out across the Capitol Reflecting Pool and beyond toward the Washington Monument. It is a nice memorial to the early American president, but a great place to enjoy a view of the heart of D.C.

In 2013, I visited this memorial for the first time. Because of its ease of access, fantastic location, and proximity to the hotel I normally use, I will probably visit this memorial every year.

Sitting across a narrow street from the U.S. Capitol Building, the Grant Memorial is a large open space for visitors. It sits at the edge of the Capitol Reflecting Pool, providing a great place to enjoy the view out across the National Mall and enjoy some peacefulness in the heart of the city. There isn’t too much to do at the memorial other than gaze at the towering statue in the center, but you could at least grab a selfie with one of the lions perched at the four corners.

Ulyses S. Grant Memorial Photos

The centerpiece of the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial at the east end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Friday, August 16, 2013. Copyright 2013 Jason Barnette

The statue depicting President Grant is surrounded by lions facing east and west.

One of the lions of the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial looking out across the National Mall toward the Washington Monument in Washington, DC, on Saturday, August 16, 2014. Copyright 2014 Jason Barnette

Looking west from the memorial across the Capitol Reflecting Pool and the National Mall toward the Washington Monument.

If you would like to view more photos from The National Mall in Washington, D.C., please visit my website at http://photography.southeasterntraveler.com/Washington-DC/The-National-Mall/

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