National Mall and Memorial Parks

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The National Mall & Memorial Parks protects some of the older parkland in the National Park System. This leading park maintains some of the country’s most significant minutes in record, offering Tourist with adequate possibilities to respect presidential legacies, respect the bravery of war experts, and enjoy the United States Dedication to independence and equal rights.


Approved on This summer 16, 1790, except for 42 miles moved later from other organizations. Transferred from Office of Public Buildings and Public Park of the National Capital on Aug 10, 1933.

When to Visit:

The public may check out the park 24 hours a day. Ranger are on responsibility at the Funeral Sites to respond to questions from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily.

Getting There:

For Tourist driving into California, D.C., keep in mind that vehicle parking is limited and can get expensive. Public transit is a great option. However, Road 395 provides accessibility the National Mall and Funeral Park from the South. Road 495, New You are able to Opportunity, Rock Stream and Potomac Parkway, Henry California Funeral Parkway, and the Cottage David Parkway will all offer accessibility from the North. Road 66, U.S. Tracks 50 and 29 offer accessibility from the Western, while U.S. Tracks 50, 1, and 4 offer accessibility from the Eastern.

If you really want to limit your as well as impact, there are many significant bike paths that flow through California, D.C. There are also several City train and bus routes from the suv areas around the city.

If you are traveling in from out of town, there are three significant international airports that serve the area: Ronald Reagan California International airport, California Dulles International airport, and Baltimore/Washington Worldwide Thurgood Marshall Worldwide airport. All have limo, cab, or City services available that will link with the National Mall and Funeral Park.


There are no charges or allows required to check out the park. However, if you are planning a function, such as a business presentation or would like to get authorization for shooting or photography, the National Mall & Memorial Parks Division of Park Programs does issue 4,000 allows a year for unique use. You will need to apply for a unique permit, which typically costs $50

Things to Do:

From Ranger Programs to sporting opportunities, the National Mall & Memorial Park has a lot to offer. Check out some of these fun activities:

East Potomac Golf Course:  The course is part of the National Park System and features three distinct courses with varying features and levels of difficulty.
East Potomac Tennis Center  Available year-round with both outdoor and indoor courts
Tidal Basin Paddle Boats  View the Jefferson Memorial and Cherry Trees from the water! This is a great outing for families or a romantic choice for couples looking to soak in the sun.
East Potomac Aquatic Center  Located next to the Golf Course, this center features a heated public swimming pool
Junior Ranger  Kids can pick up an activity book at the Visitor Center and explore the park to earn badges along the way. Once complete, the child will be certified as a Junior Ranger
Major Attractions:  Washington Monument, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Ulysses S. Grant Memorial, D.C. War Memorial, World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, George Mason Memorial, Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol to the White House,
 Pets:  Pets are not allowed inside the Washington Monument, the Jefferson, Lincoln, and World War II Memorials, except for guide dogs for visually or hearing-impaired persons. Pets are allowed in the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial if they are leashed. Keep your pet restrained at all times by crating, caging or on a leash no more than six feet in length. Also be sure to respectful of the parks and clean up any waste.
Areas of Interest Outside the Park: Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site: On April 14, 1865, President Lincoln was shot while attending a show here. Museum contains portions of the Olroyd Collection of Lincolniana.Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park: Preserving America’s colorful Canal era and transportation history, the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park is 184.5 miles of adventure.Anacostia Park: Anacostia Park is one of Washington, DC’s largest recreation areas with more than 1200 acres stretching along the Anacostia River from the Frederick Douglas Memorial Bridge to the DC/Maryland border.Rock Creek Park: One of the largest and oldest urban parks in the U.S. (established in 1890), located in Washington, DC.
Trust for the National Mall
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 370
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: (202) 407-9408