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The open parkland of the National Mall is a popular place for morning and evening walks and jogs. The distance between the steps of the U.S. Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial is 1.9 miles.

Pictured: Joggers on the National Mall at sunset

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National Mall

There’s nothing like arriving on the National Mall for the very first time. Seeing the Washington Monument rising majestically to the sky at one end and the stately U.S. Capitol Building at the other, it’s hard not to think of our forefathers. Explore the swath of land that is America’s front yard and you’ll find inspiring monuments, museums and family fun.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Signature landmarks on the National Mall: the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and U.S. Capitol, all bathed in twilight.
Your ultimate guide to "the Mall," home of world-famous monuments and memorials, awe-inspiring museums and even more nearby.
Plan your visit to the U.S. Capitol Building. You might even see Congress in session!
The Reflecting Pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall provides a doubling vista, and a cooling station for geese.
Read our guide to the majestic monuments and memorials situated around the National Mall.
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