Memorials in Washington D.C

My favorite part when visiting Washington D.C last week was not only the many free museums and the lovely warm fall weather, but in fact the many memorials that can be found in downtown D.C, also refered to as the National Mall. I’ve, like most people, seen the majority of these sites in the news as well in different TV-shows (I’ll never forget a scene when Josh, Donna and Toby from “The West Wing” gets back at 5 am after being stranded in Wisconsin for the weekend and how they walk up Constitution Ave. towards the Capitol in the sunrise, all dirty, tired and with trashed clothes but still convinced to show up for work on Monday morning), but it was memorable to see these places for myself.

I definitely recommend anyone who is visiting the capital region to take a full day and walk to all these Memorials. It’s a perfect stroll if you want to learn more about American history as well to honor the many men and women who made a difference in the past.

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Map from Google Maps.

If you don’t have a full day or don’t feel like walking, you can always take advantage of the public bicycle-sharing system and bike your way around. It’s $8 a day or $17 for three days, and you can use the bike for up to 30 minutes a time without any additional fees. Stations are spread out all over town, so the risk of not finding an available dock is pretty slim.

1. World War II Memorial

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WWII Memorial in Washington D.C.


2. The Korean War Veterans Memorial

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The Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.


3. The Lincoln Memorial

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The Lincoln Memorial.
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The Infinity Pool and the Washington Monument.


4. Arlington National Cemetery

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5. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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The Vietnamn Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.


6. The White House

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The White House


7. The Washington Monument

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The Washington Monument.


8. United States Capitol

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The Capitol.


9. Library of Congress

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10. The Thomas Jefferson Memorial

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Thomas Jefferson Memorial.


11. Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial.


12. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.
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