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The Reflecting Pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall provides a doubling vista, and a cooling station for geese.

Pictured: Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool on the National Mall

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Free Attractions

Did you know that many of DC’s museums, memorials and other attractions are FREE? We’re proud to be a wallet-friendly destination with more than 100 free (and nearly free) attractions all over the city.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Giant pandas Mei Xiang and Tian Tian live at the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park as part of a program to help preserve the endangered species. Admission to the zoo is free.
Put away your pocketbook. No other city offers as many fun, free attractions to fill your days.
The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum holds the world's largest collection of aircraft and spacecraft. To display so many treasures, the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center opened in 2003 in Chantilly, VA.
Explore our 15 Smithsonian museums, plus the National Zoo - all free of charge!
Signature landmarks on the National Mall: the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and U.S. Capitol, all bathed in twilight.
A mall filled with treasures that are absolutely free to experience? Only in DC.
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