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  • Address: 17th Street NW, between Constitution Avenue NW and Independence Avenue SW
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: Free

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National Mall (The Mall)

Stretching from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial, the National Mall is a wide, tree-lined expanse of open space between the Constitution and Independence avenues. The Mall is the center of D.C. tourist attractions, fringed by the Smithsonian museums and dotted with monuments.

For here is the iconic Lincoln Memorial, fronted by its long Reflecting Pool; nearby is the Washington Monument, the top of which offers some of best panoramic views of the city. Pause to reflect on the fallen soldiers at the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, or marvel at the 56 granite pillars at the National WWII Memorial. If you come in late March or early April, the cherry trees at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial will be blazing pink.

You could spend days and days studying the treasures at the Smithsonian museums on the Mall. From the massive collections in the National Gallery of Art and the National Museum of Natural History to the space-age interactive exhibits in the National Air & Space Museum and the rare Silk Road artifacts at the National Museum of Asian Art. For a little respite, stroll through the fragrant National Sculpture Garden or wander through the shady surrounds in the Constitution Gardens.

Practical Info

The National Mall fronts the Potomac River in downtown Washington D.C. As a popular tourist attraction, the Mall is easily accessible by public transportation. Most hotels and restaurants are located beyond the Mall to the north, with a few located south of the Mall, across Independence Avenue. However, you’ll find many food vendors along the Mall.

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Viator VIP: Best of DC Including US Capitol and National Archives Reserved Access, the White House and Lincoln Memorial

Experience Washington DC’s most sought-after attractions like a true VIP insider. Beat the long entrance lines and enjoy reserved entry to the US Capitol ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.00

Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

See the very best of Washington DC in one day! Aboard a state-of-the-art, luxury 30-passenger coach for a narrated 6-hour tour, see the White House, the ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $62.10
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The White House and National Mall Walking Tour in Washington DC

See some of Washington DC's most famous sights on this short but informative walking tour that includes the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.00

Washington DC Sites at Night Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 23 Reviews

See the famous sights of Washington by night including the Vietnam War Memorial, Jefferson, Lincoln and WWII memorials. There is no better way to spend an ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.00

Washington DC Capital Sites Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 24 Reviews

The Washington DC Capital Sites Bike Tour is a safe and enjoyable cycling trip of the most popular sights of Washington. Sites you will see include the ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.00

Washington DC Cherry Blossom Segway Tour

See Washington DC's colorful cherry blossom trees in full bloom on a 3-hour Segway tour, taking place from mid- March to mid-April. Coinciding with the ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.00

Small-Group National Mall Walking Tour in Washington DC

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Immerse yourself in America’s rich history on this small-group guided tour of the country’s ‘front yard’ – the Washington DC National Mall! Visit dozens of ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $70.29

Washington DC National Mall and Museums Pedicab Tour

Hop in a pedicab and let your informative guide do the work as you explore Washington DC's must-see sights. At the National Mall, see the Washington Monument, ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 40 minutes (approx.)

From USD $98.00

Monuments and Memorials Full Day Photo Safari

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Confused by all the dials and menus of your camera? Would you like to get away from "auto" and learn to use all the features of your camera when you ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: Varies

From USD $89.00

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