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Walking Tour of Monuments and Memorials

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Walking Tour of Monuments and Memorials is a 5.7 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Washington, DC that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.7 miles 242 feet Point to Point

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

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A scenic walk from the White House, along the National Mall, around the Tidal Basin to the Capitol This is a great way to see all of the Monuments and Memorials of Washington DC, each unique and important in its own way. The walk starts at the White House and continues through the National Mall, along the Reflecting Pool, around the Tidal Basin, and eventually ends at the US Capitol Building and Supreme Court. This tour will take you through many significant eras in the history of the United States, including the Revolutionary War, Vietnam War, Korean War, World War II, past several memories to inspiring presidents such as Lincoln, Roosevelt, and Jefferson, and past all three branches of government. On top of that, it is a scenic walk and quite relaxing depending on the time of year and the weather. After completing this walk, you will have seen most of the tourist destinations in Washington DC (other than the museums that surround the National Mall).

walking
1 month ago

Mixture of when I was a kid and when I was at my job's headquarters close to the Washington Monument.

walking
2 months ago

Fall and winter, once the tourists are gone, the mall is a great place for dog walking.

2 months ago

great walk to look at all the monuments of DC!

walking
3 months ago

Great way to see everything. If you love history and our country, these places are a must see!

3 months ago

Got to do it

4 months ago

great being able to see everything in DC

walking
5 months ago

It was great to be in Washington DC, and to see all the monuments. Even got in some birding while we were walking.

5 months ago

crowded but memorable

5 months ago

This is an excellent walking tour path to take to see all the great monuments of DC, as well as the beautiful scenery around the Tidal Basin! It was safe and clean the entire path. We visited DC for a long weekend trip Sat-Mon. I would recommend visiting the museums on Saturday and the monuments on Sunday since they are generally open longer hours or don't require special entry like the museums do.

6 months ago

walking
6 months ago

Great way to see the monuments and museums around the National Mall.

9 months ago

1 year ago

walking
1 year ago

What was I thinking??? Way to city. There is lots to see and stop and do, but I would much rather be in the woods on a beautiful woodland trail with some water views. I must admit that the Smithsonian museums are great. The weather was okay for a walk.

walking
3 years ago

Walking the National Mall is a pleasure aside from rude tourists sometimes. I have no complaint. Everything is easily found, and there are directions to attractions on every corner.

walking
3 years ago

This is an excellent walk for tourists. It takes you past many of the Smithsonian museums, the major presidential monuments, and all of the important federal buildings. Seeing each of the stops along the trail could take you weeks if you were to fully explore each one, but the walk itself can be completed in a few hours. Bring your camera!

walking
4 years ago

Good easy trail for everybody. There is history, entertainers, nature and plenty more on this walk. can be conjested at times but still worth the time

hiking
5 years ago

walking
5 years ago

This is a very touristy hike/walk that takes you past some of the great Washington D.C. monuments. They just added a new monument to MLK by the tidal basin.

walking
5 years ago

Fascinating and worth a trip to walk the National Mall Trail. There is so much to see, so much history. Also a great place to go to see the Cherry Blossom Fesitival.