In this article, I give you my tour guide of the monuments in Washington DC. This is the place where the history of the USA is made and where it’s preserved through memorials and monuments commemorating events and people that are historically important to the USA.
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Washington, DC is a city of monuments and memorials. We respect the generals, politicians, poets, and statesmen who helped shape our great nation. Although the most famous monuments and monuments on the National Sea, you will find statues and plaques on many street corners throughout the city. From the Washington landmarks to Washington, it is difficult to visit all on foot. At busy times, traffic and parking make it difficult to tour the monument by car.
The best way to see the main monuments is to visit them. Many monuments are open late at night and their lighting makes it evening time to visit. See photos of major national monuments online.
National Monuments at Mall and West Potomac Park
DC War Memorial
1900 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC. This circular open-air memorial marks 26,000 Washington citizens who served in World War I. The structure is made of Marble Vermont and is large enough to accommodate the entire American marina.
Between 4th and 6th streets SW Washington DC. Plans are underway to build a national monument in honor of President Dwight D. Eisenhower at a site Thursday near the National Mall. The memorial will feature an oak tomb, huge limestone columns and semicircular spatial monolithic stone blocks and carvings and inscriptions depicting images of Eisenhower’s life.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
West Descendant Park near Lincoln Memorial on Ohio Drive, SW Washington DC. The unique location is divided into four external galleries, one for each of the FDR mandates in the period from 1933 to 1945. It is set in a beautiful location along the Tidal River and is handicapped accessible.
Several sculptures depict the 32nd President. There is a bookstore and public garages on site.
15th Street, SW Washington DC. The dome-shaped rotunda pays tribute to the third president of the nation with a 19-meter bronze statue of Jefferson surrounded by passages from the Declaration of Independence. The monument is located on a tidal basin, surrounded by a forest of trees, making it especially beautiful during the cherry blossom season in the spring. There is a museum, bookstore and toilet on site.
Korean War Veterans
Daniel French Drive and Independence Avenue, SW Washington DC. Our nation respects those who were killed, captured, wounded, or disappeared in action during the Korean War (1950-1953) with 19 figures representing each ethnicity. The statues are supported by a wall of granite with 2,400 land, naval, and air soldiers. The Pool of Remembrance lists the names of the lost Allied forces.
23rd Street between Constitution and Independence Avenue, NW Washington DC. The memorial is one of the most visited attractions in the capital. It was dedicated in 1922 to President Abraham Lincoln. Thirty-eight Greek pillars surround the statue of Lincoln sitting on a ten-foot-high marble base.
This impressive statue is surrounded by an engraved reading of the Gettysburg address, its second inaugural address and a mural by the French painter Jules Guerin. The reflective pool is lined with hiking trails and shady trees and frames a structure that provides outstanding views.
Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial
1964 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC. The memorial, placed on the corner of the Tidal River in the heart of Washington, is distinguished by the national and international contributions of Dr. King and the vision that everyone enjoys a life of freedom, opportunity, and justice. The central part is the “Stone of Hope”, a statue of Dr. King, 30 meters, with a wall inscribed with excerpts from his sermons and public addresses.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Constitution Avenue and Henry Bacon Drive, NW Washington DC.
The V-shaped granite wall is decorated with the names of 58,286 Americans missing or killed in the Vietnam War. On the lawn is a bronze sculpture of three young soldiers. The Vietnamese Memorial Memorial Center is planned to provide space for educational exhibitions and programs.
Constitution Street and 15th Street, NW Washington DC. The monument to George Washington, the first president of our country, was recently restored to its original splendor. Take the elevator to the top and see a beautiful view of the city. The monument is one of the most popular attractions in the capital. Free tickets are required and should be booked in advance.
Women in Vietnam Memorial
Constitution Avenue and Henry Bacon Drive, NW Washington DC. This sculpture depicts three women in the army with a wounded soldier in honor of women who served in the Vietnam War. The sculpture was dedicated in 1993 as part of the Vietnam Memorial.
World War II Monument
17th Street, between Constitution and Independence Avenue, Washington DC. The memorial combines granite, bronze and water elements with beautiful landscaping and create a peaceful place to remember those who served our country during World War II. The National Park Service offers daily trips to the memorial every hour.
Monuments in Northern Virginia
Major Monuments and Monuments in Northern Virginia are located just across the Potomac River and are the main attractions that visitors are sure to see when visiting Washington.
Arlington National Cemetery
Across Memorial Bridge from DC, Arlington, VA. The largest U.S. cemetery is located on the graves of more than 400,000 U.S. soldiers, plus notable historical figures such as President John F. Kennedy, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, and boxer Joe Louis.
There are dozens of monuments and memorials on the site, including the Coast Guard Memorial, the Space Shuttle Rescue Monument, the Spanish-American War Memorial, and the USS Maine Memorial. The main attractions include the Tomb of the Unknown and the former home of Robert E. Lee.
George Washington Masonic National Memorial
101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, VA. Located in the heart of the old city of Alexandria, this monument to George Washington points to the contribution of the Masons in the United States. The building also serves as a research center, library, community center, art center and concert hall, banquet hall, and meeting place for local and visiting Masonic lodges. Water tours are available.
Iwo Jima Memorial ( National Naval Corps Memorial War)
Marshall Drive, next to Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. This monument, also known as the United States Corps Marine War Memorial, is dedicated to Marines who gave their lives during one of the most historic battles of World War II, the Battle of Iwo Jim. The statue shows a picture of a Pulitzer Prize winner taken over by Joe Rosenthal of the Associated Press, while at the end of the 1945 battle he watched the flag being raised by five Marines and a Navy hospital cruiser.
1 N Rotary Rd, Arlington, VA. The memorial, located on the Pentagon, reveals 184 lives lost at the headquarters of the Ministry of Defense and the American plane 77 during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The memorial includes a park and a gate about two acres.
United States Memorial
One Monumenttrain Air Force, Arlington, VA. One of the most recent monuments in Washington, DC, completed in September 2006, features millions of men and women who have served in the United States Air Force. The three spiers represent a maneuvering explosion, as well as three core values of integrity, self-service, and excellence. A gift shop and toilet are located in the administrative office in the northern part of the monument.
Women at the Military Service Memorial for America
Memorial Drive, Arlington, VA. The entrance to Arlington National Cemetery has a Visitor Center with indoor exhibits showing the roles women have played in U.S. military history. There are film presentations, a 196-seat theater, and a hall of honor that provides recognition to women who have died in the service, have been prisoners of war, or have received awards for service and bravery.
Statues, monuments and historical sites in Washington
These statues, monuments, and historical landmarks are located in downtown Washington, DC. They are dedicated to famous historians who remind us of their influence on the nation and its history.
African American Civic Monument and Museum
1200 U Street, NW Washington DC. The Wall of Honor lists the names of 209,145 U.S. Colored Soldiers (USCT) who served in the Civil War. The museum explores the African-American struggle for freedom in the United States.
Albert Einstein Memorial
National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington DC. The monument to Albert Einstein was built in 1979 as part of the centenary of his birth. The 12-meter bronze figure shows a seat on a granite bench holding a paper with mathematical equations that summarize the three most important scientific contributions of Einstein. The monument is located north of the Vietnam Veteran Memorial and is easily approached.
American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial
150 Washington Ave. SW Washington DC. Located near the U.S. Botanic Gardens, the monument serves to educate, inform, and remind all Americans of the cost of the human expense, and the sacrifices made by our disabled, their families, and caregivers for the disabled were made in the name of American freedom.
George Mason Memorial
900 Ohio Drive, in East Potomac Park, Washington DC. A monument to the author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights, who inspired Thomas Jefferson during the drafting of the Declaration of Independence. Mason persuaded our ancestors to include individual rights as part of the Bill of Rights.
Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove
George Washington Parkway, Washington DC. The tree cemetery and 15 acres of gardens are a monument to President Johnson and part of Lady Bird Johnson Park, which pays tribute to the former first lady in beautifying the country’s landscape. Memorial Grove is an ideal setting for excursions and has beautiful views of the Potomac and Washington, DC.
Memorial Law Enforcement Officers
Justice Square at E Street, NW, between 4th and 5th Street, Washington DC. This monument worships the service and sacrifice of federal, state, and local law enforcers. The marble wall is inscribed with the names of more than 17,000 officers who were killed on duty since the first known death in 1792. The memorial fund is launching a campaign to build a national law enforcement museum underground under the monument.
George Washington Memorial Parkway, Washington, DC. The famous 91 Aram savages serve as a monument to the 26th People’s President of the state, respecting his contribution to the preservation of public land for forests, national parks, wildlife and bird parties, and monuments. The island has 2 hundred kilometers of footpaths where you can observe different flora and fauna. In the center of the island stands a 17-meter bronze statue of Roosevelt.
US Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW Washington DC. The museum, located near the National Mall, serves as a monument to the millions of people killed during the Holocaust. Time passes are distributed based on the first service. The museum has two permanent exhibitions, the Hall of Remembrance and numerous rotating exhibitions.
United States Navy Memorial
701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, between 7th and 9th Streets, Washington DC. The memorial commemorates American maritime history and respects all those who served in the maritime services. The adjacent Maritime Heritage Center displays interactive exhibits and holds special events to identify the past, present, and future of the U.S. Navy.