Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial – This 7 ½ - acre memorial to our 32nd president employs waterfalls, reflection pools and four galleries to pay tribute to Roosevelt’s four terms in office. Massive granite megaliths that connect the galleries are engraved with some of Roosevelt’s most famous quotes, including, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
West side of Tidal Basin, The Mall
Emancipation Statue – Built entirely from funds donated by former slaves, this statue shows President Lincoln with the Emancipation Proclamation in his hand.
Lincoln Park, East Capitol St.
Between 11th & 13th Sts. NE
Jefferson Memorial – A 19-foot statue of the president sits under a beautiful marble rotunda, with the Declaration of Independence and other writings by Jefferson engraved on the surrounding walls.
Tidal Basin South End
Korean War Veterans Memorial – This incredibly-detailed memorial shows a column of soldiers dressed for combat and a 164-foot mural wall inscribed with the words, "Freedom Is Not Free" and etched with 2,500 photographic images of nurses, chaplains, crew chiefs, mechanics and other support personnel.
Independence Avenue at the Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial – This incredible monument overlooks the Reflecting Pool, the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol and features a 19-foot marble statue of the 16th president flanked by inscriptions from his Second Inaugural Address and the Gettysburg Address.
Independence Avenue & 23rd Street NW
www.nps.com/lincNational World War II Memorial
– The newest of the grand memorials around the area, this beautifully designed area honors the 16 million who served during WWII and those who supported the war effort from home. Highlights include two 43-foot arches, a 17-foot pillar for each state and territory from that period and a field of 4,000 gold stars honoring the more than 400,000 who died. A series of bronze sculpture panels depict Americans at war, at home and overseas. Located between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument.
17th Street & Independence Avenue NW
Vietnam Veterans Memorial – This most unique and moving memorial features the names of the more than 58,000 missing or dead carved into black granite wall. A bronze sculpture depicts three young servicemen representing all those who served during the conflict, while a flag flying 24 hours a day sits in a base with the seals of the five branches of the military.
Constitution Avenue & Henry Bacon Drive NW
Washington Monument – One of the most noticeable and oldest monuments, this giant obelisk rises 555 feet in the air and honors the first President of the United States. Tickets are required to enter the monument; free, same-day timed tickets are available at the 15th Street kiosk beginning at 8:30 a.m., or you can order tickets in advance with a $2.00 surcharge.
15th Street & Constitution Avenue NW