Monuments & Memorials
Feel the presence of the country’s forefathers in our monuments and memorials as you pose next to a 19-foot-tall Abraham Lincoln, stand alongside Korean War veterans and gaze up, up, up at the Washington Monument.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Your guide to "the Mall," home of world-famous monuments, memorials and museums.
Read our guides to each monuments and memorial in the District.
No trip to DC is complete without touring our celebrated monuments and memorials.
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The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial remembers the 187 lives lost at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial honors members of the U.S. armed forces who fought in the Vietnam War.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Memorial honors the 32nd president of the United States.
The newest addition to the National Mall, the MLK Memorial honors the great civil rights leader.
The Marine Corps War Memorial honors all Marines who have perished serving the U.S. since 1775.
The Korean War Memorial on the National Mall is dedicated to those that served during the Korean War
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The Vietnam Women’s Memorial honors the 265,000 women who risked their lives during the Vietnam War.
The National World War II Memorial honors all who served as part of the American armed forces.
The Jefferson Memorial honors third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson.
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Explore the monuments, memorials and museums of the National Mall, and have fun off the Mall, too.
The Lincoln Memorial honors the “Great Emancipator” and 16th President of the United States.
One of the world's most recognizable structures, the Washington Monument honors our first president.
No trip to Washington, DC is complete without touring our celebrated monuments and memorials.
The National Mall's newest memorial stands between the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials.