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A Visual Guide to the National Memorials in the Nation's Capital
This map serves as a guide to help you navigate your way to the popular monuments and memorials in Washington, DC. The best way to see the memorials is on foot. Among the most popular are the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial , the Vietnam Memorial and the World War II Memorial. You can learn a lot about these sites and American history by taking a guided tour. Tours range from hop-on-off trolley tours to bike tours to moonlight tours. See a guide to the Best Sightseeing Tours in Washington DC.
For detailed information about each of the memorials, public transportation, sightseeing tours, and more, see Monuments and Memorials in Washington DC
The map above shows the monuments and memorials marked with a pink marker. Most of the National Memorials are located on the National Mall and the Tidal Basin which is located in Washington DC east of the Potomac River. Northern Virginia is located west of the river and is home to Arlington National... Cemetery, the Pentagon Memorial, the Air Force Memorial and the Marine Corps Memorial. The Metro stations are noted with an "M" icon and parking garages are noted with a "P" symbol.
To see m,ore details, see a zoomed in version of the maps on the following pages.
Getting to the Monuments and Memorials
The National Mall area is the busiest part of Washington DC. The best way to get around the area is to use public transportation. The best starting point for a walking tour of the memorials is the Smithsonian Metro Station. From there, head to the Washington Monument and then proceed to the others of most interest.
Parking Near the National Memorials
Public parking is very limited near the National Mall. On-street parking in Washington, DC is restricted during morning and evening rush hours. Most of the free on-street parking is restricted to two hours. Read more about Parking near the National Mall.Continue to 2 of 3 below.
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Closeup Map of the Washington DC Memorials
This map shows the monuments and memorials in Washington DC, marked with a pink marker. Most of the National Memorials are located on the National Mall and the Tidal Basin which is located east of the Potomac River. Enjoy a nice walk around the heart of the nation's capital and take in magnificent views of America's iconic landmarks.
See a closeup view of the memorials in Northern Virginia on the next page.Continue to 3 of 3 below.
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Closeup Map of the Northern Virginia Memorials
Northern Virginia is located west of the Potomac River and is home to Arlington National Cemetery, the Pentagon Memorial, the Air Force Memorial and the Marine Corps Memorial. To visit these attractions you can take the Metro to the Arlington National Cemetery stop, the Rosslyn Station or the Pentagon Station. You can easily spend a day exploring some of the top attractions in Northern Virginia. To learn more about the area and to plan your visit, see Top 15 Northern Virginia Attractions.