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 is primarily used for walking, road biking, and scenic driving 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
101 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

road biking

scenic driving

walking

river

views

city walk

historic site

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).

4 days ago

Nice urban hike. We went during a rainy day with heavy fog which created deep and wide puddles. The area around the walkways was really muddy. We were not wearing the right shoes for it. Nevertheless, beautiful views of the monuments. Easy walk.

hiking
1 month ago

Great walk to all the monuments.

3 months ago

Good tour

3 months ago

Great views absolutely beautiful. Lots of traffic and touristy but worth it.

5 months ago

It's always a pleasure to walk the mall

walking
6 months 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
7 months ago

A definite must do. Very interesting.

walking
7 months ago

Always a great stroll especially during the Cherry Blossom Festival.

walking
8 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.

walking
9 months ago

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

10 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

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

walking
Sunday, January 29, 2017

alot of free museums. botanical gardens is my favorite!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

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

walking
Sunday, November 06, 2016

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

walking
Saturday, September 24, 2016

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

Sunday, September 11, 2016

great walk to look at all the monuments of DC!

walking
Saturday, August 20, 2016

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

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Got to do it

Sunday, July 10, 2016

great being able to see everything in DC

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