National Mall, Washington DC

Visit National Mall, the historical national park where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech. The park contains the Washington Monument and spans the region between the Lincoln Memorial and the United States Capitol. This park hosts numerous recreational activities, festivals, and concerts, but is most appreciated as a site for historic political rallies and gatherings, such as the Vietnam War Moratorium Rally in 1969. Millions of people visit the park annually to stand in the place where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous speech, and every four years Americans flood the park to watch the Presidential Inauguration. Put National Mall into our Washington DC vacation planning tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • It is beautiful but very very big. Lucky that we found a free bus (no need to buy the hop on/off bus), but still exhausting visit.  more »
  • There's so much to see in such a concentrated area!! Super cool how it's all right there. So much history available to see!! Be prepared to walk!!  more »
  • This national park that joins the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial is beautiful and must be toured entirely. In the middle of the park there is the obelisk, Washington Memorial, and completely surrounded by diverse and spectacular museums. Just unmissable.
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  • One of our great areas in the USA. The Mall "park" is huge and has so many different museums to enjoy. Many are free since they belong to us to enjoy. The area is great for exercise and just to reflect on the history. There are many forms of transportation you can use. Rental bikes, scooters, metro, cab, bus. Just pick one that works best for you and have fun.
  • The National Mall looks great - the Park Service continues to repair and improve the grounds. During our latest visit (Labor Day weekend) the Washington Monument was still being renovated. But there's still more than enough attractions and sites to fill a weekend.
  • I attended the George Washington... graduation here for my daughter. I've never been to the Monument, ever! Walking through that area, the park, the surrounding buildings, shops...felt, well...monumental! That's all I can say. Heartwarming.🌹
  • Fabulous spot to visit. An incredible portrayal of American History just as astonishing design and figure. Additionally extraordinary yard space for an image. Park seats and neighborhood sustenance just as nourishment trucks. Can lease bicycles and bikes to rapidly get around. Historical centers are free and furthermore astounding. Exceptionally suggested.
  • This place is a must if you visit Washington DC. There are sculptures, architectural buildings, historic sights, war memorials honoring ordinary soldiers and also the famous Abraham Lincoln memorial where you will see written on the wall his famous speech. Martin Luther famous quotes are also inscribed nearby in Martin Luther King's memorial.
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