A street that runs from the Lincoln Memorial to the Capitol Building. Along the National Mall, Washington's major memorials, historic city museums, the Botanical Gardens, and the Smithsonian Institution are concentrated. Here was made one of the most famous speeches in US history - “I have a dream” M.L. Kinga, where the black rights activist expressed his vision of the equal rights of black and white people.
Wonderful open area to stroll in our nation's Capitol. The outdoor space is beautifully lined with shady areas with an abundance of open space as well.. Read more ». Each monument is well laid out and provides amazing views. Capping it off is the line of museums that ring the mall making this area a terrific place to spend time. So much to see and do and all located in walking distance of one another. Highly recommended!
National mall is one of the most interesting and enjoyable places to visit in DC and, actually, in the entire country. Museums second to none, great m.. Read more »emorials, and lots of tourists. The only blemish, truly embarrassing for our nation, is the toilet facility next to the Lincoln Memorial. Many establishments in Washington, DC, have serious problems with plumbing and sanitation. But this one is even worse than average. My wife and I visited the women an men facility, respectively. The lady’s room had a long queue (that took about 45 minutes) to reach one of three available stalls. The door of one of them was broken. The filth of the place according to my wife’s report could only be matched by the men’ facility with broken facets and suspicious liquid on the floor difficult to avoid. Not even restrooms in Central Park in NYC come close. And you are really well advised to avoid those at all costs if at all possible.
It's a beautiful place with numerous monuments and museums based on the History of America. Very interesting and informative. Can easily spend a day.. Read more » here by just strolling through the entire area visiting all the memorials. There's a lot of walking involved. It would be a pleasant experience. If you decide to visit the museums, it may take more than a day. So plan accordingly.
It's a beautiful place dotted with numerous monuments and museums throwing light on the History of America. Very interesting and informative. Can ea.. Read more »sily spend a day here by just strolling through the entire area visiting all the memorials. There's a lot of walking involved, but if weather holds good (not so hot/cold), it would be a pleasant experience. It was slightly drizzling when we were there and so we loved all the walking and could go on and on without getting tired. If you decide to visit the museums, it may take more than a day. So plan accordingly.
The openness of this space is breathtaking. The architecture around is gorgeous. It is a big space, so requires a lot of walking. The food selection i.. Read more »s with Food Truck or with the stores insides the museum. I suggest to take with you water and some snacks in your backpack. Especially in Summer, take care of the sun
It is simply amazing to be in one spot where you can take a Sunday stroll around a beautiful lake and blooming orchard of trees while seeing some of t.. Read more »he most important and stunning monuments in the world! I only wish I had more time on my visit to simply walk around and take in the sights. I got to visit mid-morning on a Thursday in early March so the crowds were not bad at all.
Great family-friendly place! My students enjoyed themselves. The displays were educational. I loved the section with the evolution of men and the inte.. Read more »ractive camera which shows what you would look like had you been in that era. The elephant on the first floor is a landmark for photos. The precious jewels add a touch of class to the museum.?
Must see place during Washington trip. This place has tons of monuments, museums and memorials around. All have free access. Just wear a pair of comfo.. Read more »rtable shoes and enjoy the perfect blend of history and amidst modern world. I felt mesmerized seeing the beauty and cleanliness here. Very vibrant place for photo lovers.
Most scenic at night. On one end you have the Washington Monument and on the other you have the Lincoln memorial. In between is the National mall.
Th.. Read more »e view is nice day or night, but as mentioned before, I find it most scenic at night. All of the memorials as well as state buildings are illuminated.
If you grab a scooter and make your way from when end to another it’s a fun time. Walking or running along the paved paths are fun too.
Amazing place to spent the day and learn about American history. There a lot places to see in this one area. All the museum with collection of America.. Read more »n history and culture one day is not enough to learn them all. You can also enjoy the outside area just sitting there. You are definitely to find something here that will catch your attention and will make your day.
What an incredible place with so many memorials and monuments. The architecture is powerful but elegant. Memorials are laid out to honor those who hav.. Read more »e lost their lives. Monuments tower over the city displaying strength and unity in one place. I would recommend going there to see this display of national pride.
Such great joy to be in a fantastical place of history.
Not as crazy as I anticipated (went end of August 2021)
*heads up restrooms get packed and lo.. Read more »cked up around 5:30 pm
Lots of different political views but zero drama happened (that I saw)
Lots of trees, peaceful, clean and quite the experience; I look forward to visiting again.
DC has alot of homeless (tents)
*no tossing coins in fountains
I immediately felt better as soon as I walked into the Smithsonian. I got there late as they were about to close. However, there was a very nice secu.. Read more »rity officer that walked me upstairs to the 3rd floor so I could get last minute photos of Wizard of Oz's Dorothy's red slippers. It meant a lot to me and that was very sweet of him. I'll never forget it. Also, the National Mall is one of the best places to exercise, meditate, picnic, chill with friends, street shopping with vendors, ride scooters and bicycles, walk, sight-see, take photos and just enjoy a beautiful place 24/7. Not as many people frequent here at night as they do during the daylight hours but there are quite a few night owls that visit here at night. People come here at night to jog, ride scooters, sit on the benches, and love birds come here at night to take strolls on the trail while holding hands and kissing. At night, there's an absolutely incredibly amazing and gorgeously beautiful view of the White House and the Monument. The place is very serene here and peaceful. It really does remind me of Paris, France how they light up the beautifully engineered street lamps. It's really hard to leave this place. If you come here you will become encapsulated into wonderfulness and joy.
Have to see in person to appreciate the scale of these monuments. Had a hotel nearby, so my daughter and I walked through downtown DC(most building ar.. Read more »e historic) and the Mall. There are snacks and ice cream/shaved ice trucks at almost every corner and water vendors, if you didn't bring your own. The surrounding blocks are filled with museums and impressive government buildings.
Checked off my bucket list! Beautiful museums, grounds are kept up. Loved seeing all the history of the United States. I would definitely try to stay .. Read more »downtown DC as it just a short 10 min walk to the national mall.
It was lovely I enjoyed visiting the national Mall with my girlfriend. There are lots of fun places to explore near the area. Parking was a bit of a d.. Read more »rag because it gets really crowded and it's hard to find a space but besides that it's a good place to learn about civil rights history and examine and reflect on some of the progress that has been made and still needs to be made in the united states
It’s the national mall, the best way to describe it is by telling you to go see it. This place is large and you should plan to spend a full day walkin.. Read more »g around and checking out all the cool sites around it. It can get really hot here so bring sunscreen and water.
An awesome experience overall. If I had more time, I definitely would have visited more sites. The SS gives you peace of mind. For such a famous site,.. Read more » it wasn’t overcrowded, making it pleasurable. Highly recommended!
I absolutely loved my visit here with family. We always came here when they had government work to come for.
I really like traveling here often.
Work .. Read more »always turned into fun here.
I definitely will return for a full historical site seeing.
The most beautiful area in Washington DC!! We really enjoyed our long walk. All the monuments are wonderful. So many things to reflect at. It is impre.. Read more »ssive. A lesson of history and gratitude. Relaxing and peaceful. If you want to have more fun I recommend renting an electric scooter and riding along. My son loved the experience. Don't forget to get some water with you. We took our first walk on a Friday afternoon and we could not find a place to buy water from in that area. On Saturday morning when we went back there were a lot of food trucks....I suppose they are there only during the weekends.
Prepare yourself for a lot of walking, but all the monuments are beautiful. Wonderful memorials, very clean. People are very helpful and friendly arou.. Read more »nd here. It was amazing standing in Lincoln's Memorial. Definitely a must see when you're in D.C.
Really cool and scenic. Great and relaxed place to look around. It's definitely best to use the rent-able bikes or scooters to get around. The scooter.. Read more »s are especially fun to ride. Tons of famous national sights, a pretty city, and lots of good food trucks ?
I had such a great time its amazing that the city is around these beautiful places like Central Park of the capital. Take a scooter so you can see all.. Read more » the monuments in one day. Such an amazing experience! A mask is a good idea most places are crowded.
The National Mall is America’s most-visited national park. It’s a unique American experience.
The Washington Monument reopened to the public on Sept. .. Read more »19, 2019. Built to honor George Washington, the first president of the United States, the Washington Monument was once the tallest building in the world at just over 555 feet. Still holds the title of world’s tallest stone structure and obelisk.
The iconic Lincoln Memorial is a must-see for every visitor to the nation’s capital. Right in front of the monument there are 36 handsome marble columns, each one representing one state in the U.S. at the date of President Lincoln’s death.
A national treasure for walking or biking. The mall has so much to offer and some great views. You can see a number of the key monuments including a.. Read more » great view of the national monument. Each side is flanked with the Smithsonian and its various museums along with the National Gallery of Art.
When you notice more cops around than usual and then the street start to close down. Get ready for something big to happen. Glad I enjoyed a relaxing .. Read more »time in the park and was able to get to the the motorcade go by. Also being able to see the White House in the distance and all the other historical sites is very relaxing even on a busy day.
Had only a couple days, and the main monuments at the National Mall were high on the list. The memorials to those who fought and died in Vietnam, Kore.. Read more »a and WWII were moving. Loved seeing the White House and the Capital Building from the Washington Monument. Paid homage at the Lincoln Memorial and the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial. So glad I was able to go and experience a slice of history.
Stunningly beautiful place, and some of our country's most remarkable landmarks. Everyone should take a trip and visit. If you have kids take them it'.. Read more »s worth it. Just make sure you're wearing some good footwear, it's a lot of walking that's all worthwhile. It was so beautiful during the day had to go back and see it all lit up during the night priceless. I'll highly recommend taking the trip for more than one day, it's a lot to see, so if you can stay in a hotel it will be perfect you can see in during the day, and during the night.
Wonderful for massive, peaceful gatherings. Nice green grounds to just relax with the family and pets. Nice place for concerts. Exciting to behold a l.. Read more »ocation where vital and transformative American history has occurred. It's in walking distance to a variety of thought-provoking historical museums, monuments, and our nation's Capitol. It's also a great place for walking, jogging, and doing various other forms of exercise. I hope to visit again soon.
One of my favourite places to go to. Historical place and nice to hangout with the family. Very clean place and secure. Most visitors fallow social .. Read more »distancing and masked.
We stopped in town for a wedding and took some time to do some quick sightseeing at the mall. Everything is very well maintained and we appreciated se.. Read more »eing the dedication given at each monument. Highly recommend you take a some time to reflect and enjoy this massive area. Make sure you wear walking shoes!
I love the Mall. There's always something going on and it's good to see the food trucks out there. Only thing I'd change is I'd like to see some place.. Read more »s to use the rest room but other than that, it's a big outdoor space good for a stroll.
The National Mall is a great unification location. It represents the best place for all people. It represents life and liberty. My first march was the.. Read more » March on Washington with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., John R. Lewis, Dorothy Irene Height and a million others protesting. I was just turning 13 years old. Greatness impacted my life on that day! This is sacret ground from the Lincoln Memorial to the Department of Justice. We come to honor our dead and fallen soldiers. We come to raise our voices for freedom and justice. It is my honor, privilege and right to come to the big and small meetings when called. Continue the COMMITMENT! Continue to protest and let your voices be heard! VOTE!
Can't beat it! This is the place if you want classic Americana in the Capitol. The National Mall is a great place for a walk this time of year. In spi.. Read more »te of the virus, there were plenty of people out enjoying the sun and the moderate temps. We saw a number of the monuments, which were inspiring as always, and had a great afternoon. Finding parking can be tricky, but if you download the Parkmobile app, you can easily pay for street parking. The whole mall is walkable, and you can spend as much or as little time as you like exploring out just hanging out. Enjoy!
It was a very pleasant sunny day! The whole area is beautifully landscaped and clean. A good place to enjoy walking around and see all the buildings a.. Read more »nd historic museums,sculptures of heroic heroes,icons and more.
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We had a nice day for a walk around the National Mall. Met friends for a picnic lunch.
My first time in the nation’s Capitol. I was blown away by all the beautiful monuments!
It was great to visit during this time. There were no crowds, everyone was social distancing. I was able to get up close to the Lincoln memorial and t.. Read more »here were no lines. The National Mall was so much bigger than I anticipated. Miles of walking. I ended up renting a motor scooter to get back. My feet were in pain! Also dogs are allowed on leashes so we took our dog and she had a blast. Visit now if you can before the crowds return.