Walking Tour of Monuments and Memorials

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Walking Tour of Monuments and Memorials is a 5.6 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Washington, District of Columbia 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.

DISTANCE
5.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
134 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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).

hiking
13 days ago

walking
16 days ago

Went to D.C. For vacation, this was the highlight of my trip. The monuments are fantastic, it's amazing to be up close to our national history. Everything is in walking distance which is great. Only downside is the tourist, far too many people, especially if your trying to get a decent photo. Little bit of advice, go at night, less people and the lighting on the monuments look much better.

walking
1 month ago

A definite must do. Very interesting.

walking
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

Always a great stroll especially during the Cherry Blossom Festival.

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walking
2 months ago

In the middle of July, dress light and put on your favorite walking shoes. The walk can be exhausting with so much historical sight seeing and crowd managing. It's a great educational walk in regards to wanting to see how our country's government began. The integration of metro city life with traditional architectural buildings and garden life makes for a full day.

3 months ago

walking
3 months ago

What's not to love about this scenic walk to the DC monuments? Perfect for walking or running!

walking
3 months ago

4 months ago

Awful. Feel like I just got a tour of all the Starbucks in DC. Saw 2 monuments. Awful!!!!

hiking
4 months ago

It's an incredible walk, but most definitely stop at the botanic gardens.

4 months ago

5 months ago

walking
6 months ago

alot of free museums. botanical gardens is my favorite!

7 months ago

7 months ago

7 months ago

It was a great walk. And the kids loved it ❤great views and food trucks everywhere close to White House and Lincoln memorial