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  • Address: 17th Street NW, between Constitution Avenue NW and Independence Avenue SW, Washington D.C. 20024, USA
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: Free

Washington DC ATTRACTIONS See all

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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Small-Group National Mall Walking Tour in Washington DC, Washington DC, null
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Small-Group National Mall Walking Tour in Washington DC

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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 $85.00
Private Moonlight DC City Tour by Van, Washington DC, Walking Tours
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Private Moonlight DC City Tour by Van

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 252 Reviews

To see the Capitol City under a moon lit sky is a bucket list item. A private tour with your own guide and private transportation adds to your experience! This ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $156.00
Four Hour Private DC Highlight Tour by Van, Washington DC, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Four Hour Private DC Highlight Tour by Van

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Welcome to our Nation's Capitol! Washington, D.C. is home to historical memorials, monuments, great institutions and beauty that make each day a special event. ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $156.00
Moonlit Motor Coach Tour of the National Mall with Pick-Up, Washington DC, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Moonlit Motor Coach Tour of the National Mall with Pick-Up

Explore the monuments at night with this 3 hour guided tour of the National Mall and its memorials. Hop aboard a deluxe motor coach and enjoy an educational ...  Read more

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

From USD $60.00
Arlington Cemetery and National Mall Monuments Bus Tour, Washington DC, Night Tours
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Arlington Cemetery and National Mall Monuments Bus Tour

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Visit Arlington National Cemetery and explore some of the most famous monuments and memorials around Washington, DC on this guided, half-day sightseeing tour. ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00
Small Group Moonlight Tour of DC, Washington DC, Half-day Tours
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Small Group Moonlight Tour of DC

See the top attractions of the National Mall at night on our 3-hour guided, small group tour as iconic Washington DC sites take on a spectacular glow against ...  Read more

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

From USD $50.00
DC Monuments at Night Photo Safari, Washington DC, Night Tours
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DC Monuments at Night Photo Safari

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

This nighttime photo safari will explore the most photogenic areas of the western end of DC's National Mall, featuring an orientation on the basic techniques ...  Read more

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

From USD $79.00
Washington DC Scavenger Hunt Adventure, Washington DC, Photography Tours
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Washington DC Scavenger Hunt Adventure

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Turn Washington DC into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure! This challenge combines the excitement of the Amazing Race with a 3-hour ...  Read more

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

From USD $15.00
National Mall Photo Safari by Circulator Bus, Washington DC, Self-guided Tours & Rentals
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National Mall Photo Safari by Circulator Bus

Washington DC’s National Mall is one of the great treasures of the nation’s capital, rich in photo opportunities for any camera or phone. Join ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $84.00
DC National Mall Evening Walking Tour, Washington DC, Photography Tours
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DC National Mall Evening Walking Tour

Explore the National Mall by the light of the moon with a 3 hour walking tour of the monuments with an expert guide. You will visit inside the Jefferson ...  Read more

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

From USD $25.00

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