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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 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