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Historic Sites in Washington

D.C. Malls, Memorials, Museums & More

Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

The capital of the United States, Washington D.C. can act as an epicenter for American historical sites. Museums, memorials, and monument decorate the district, making it a prime spot for vacationers, students, and everyday history buffs.

When you think Washington D.C., you think White House. The White House Visitor Center is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., while self-guided tours of the White House are available upon request.

For history dating back to before America was even a thing, the Smithsonian Museums are found on the National Mall in the center of Washington D.C.

The Smithsonian Institution Building – otherwise known as the Castle – is free to the public, and open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Other Smithsonian stops include the Air and Space Museum, the American History Museum, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

One attraction that’s never hard to find is the Washington Monument – a major part of the National Mall & Memorial Parks and the tallest obelisk in the world. Completed in 1884, the Washington Monument overlooks the Reflecting Pool, directly to the east of the Lincoln Memorial. The Jefferson Memorial is less than a mile southwest of the Washington Memorial – across from the Tidal Basin.

Other Washington D.C. icons found on the National Mall include the Constitution Gardens, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. The National Mall is always open and free to the public – so don’t miss these unforgettable museums, memorials, and monuments in D.C.


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