Things to Do in The Mall

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Established in 1932, the two-acre park is named after French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, whose classical fountain (which predates his iconic... Read More

Established in 1862, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), a block-shaped structure of steel made with fireproof concrete, limestone, and granite,... Read More

The historic golf course, part of the National Park system, comprises three courses: red (nine holes), white (nine) and blue (18). Or play a round on... Read More

Located on the National Mall and connected by an underground exhibit, the Freer and Sackler Galleries form the Smithsonian's museums of Asian art. The... Read More

The author of the Declaration of Independence is celebrated here with a gleaming Neoclassical temple inspired by the Roman Pantheon (one of Jefferson's... Read More

When Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps here in 1963 and said, "I have a dream," he spoke with Lincoln's antislavery legacy quite literally... Read More

Pieces of paper, no matter how famous, aren’t quite as fun to look at as other sights in the neighborhood. Still, seeing the original Declaration... Read More

The two architecturally opposed buildings that make up this museum jointly contain one of the world’s most extraordinary art collections. The... Read More

Follow the ranger on a National Park tour that goes beyond the surface of the monuments and memorials. The free walking and biking excursions cover... Read More

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art is dedicated to displaying, preserving, and educating the public about African art. Located in a... Read More

The museum takes the art outside, creating a fanciful playground of oversize sculptures including an XXL spider by Louise Bourgeois and a cartoonishly... Read More

Housed alongside the National Portrait Gallery in the Old Patent Office Building, an impressive Greek Revival structure built in 1868, the... Read More

The 19 museums of the Smithsonian Institution are some of the most visited attractions in the DC area. The museums are known for their collections of... Read More

Located on the National Mall between the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated to the American men... Read More

Five hundred and fifty-five feet of monolithic tribute, the monument to our first president stands in the center of the Mall like a watchtower over the... Read More

Peek behind the doors of White House for an enticing glimpse at the executive lifestyle. Exhibits focus on the construction of the manse, including the... Read More

The World War II Memorial was dedicated on May 29, 2004 and commemorates the service and sacrifice of Americans in the war. The memorial sits on the... Read More

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