Sights & Attractions in Washington, D.C.

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Things to Do in The Mall

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Paper money has been printed here since 1914, when the bureau...
Government Buildings The Mall
 
District of Columbia War Memorial
Despite its location and age, visitors have often overlooked...
Memorials / Monuments The Mall
 
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
This 7.5-acre memorial to the 32nd president includes waterfalls...
Memorials / Monuments The Mall
 
The Freer and Sackler Galleries
The Smithsonian Institution has two museums of Asian art: the...
Museums / Galleries The Mall
 
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Conceived as the nation's museum of modern and contemporary art...
Museums / Galleries The Mall
 
Korean War Veterans Memorial
This memorial to the 1.5 million United States men and women...
Memorials / Monuments The Mall
 
Lincoln Memorial
Many consider the Lincoln Memorial the most inspiring monument...
Memorials / Monuments The Mall
 
The Mall
America's "town green"—that might be the best short description...
Pedestrian Malls The Mall
 
Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial
A "King" now stands tall among the presidents on the National...
Memorials / Monuments The Mall
 
National Air and Space Museum
This is the country's most visited museum, attracting 9 million...
Museums / Galleries The Mall
 
National Archives
The National Archives is at once monument, museum, and the nation's...
Museums / Galleries, Libraries The Mall
 
National Gallery of Art, East Building
The East Building opened in 1978 in response to the changing...
Museums / Galleries The Mall
 
National Gallery of Art, West Building
The two buildings of the National Gallery hold one of the world's...
Museums / Galleries The Mall
 
National Museum of American History
The 3 million artifacts and archival collections in the country's...
Museums / Galleries The Mall
 
National Museum of Natural History
This is one of the world's great natural history museums, with...
Museums / Galleries The Mall
 
National Museum of the American Indian
The Smithsonian's newest museum, opened in 2004, stands apart...
Museums / Galleries The Mall
 
National World War II Memorial
This symmetrically designed monument honors the 16 million Americans...
Memorials / Monuments The Mall
 
Smithsonian Castle Information Center
The original home of the Smithsonian Institution is this red...
Museums / Galleries The Mall
 
Smithsonian National Museum of African Art
This unique underground building houses stunning galleries, a...
Museums / Galleries The Mall
 
Thomas Jefferson Memorial
In the 1930s Congress decided that Thomas Jefferson deserved...
Memorials / Monuments The Mall
 
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Museums usually celebrate the best that humanity can achieve...
Museums / Galleries The Mall
 
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
"The Wall," as it's commonly called, is one of the most visited...
Memorials / Monuments The Mall
 
Washington Monument
This beloved landmark closed after a rare but powerful 2011 earthquake...
Memorials / Monuments The Mall
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