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

hiking

road biking

scenic driving

trail running

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).

walking
21 days 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.

1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

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

walking
1 month ago

2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

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

2 months ago

3 months ago

walking
4 months ago

alot of free museums. botanical gardens is my favorite!

5 months ago

5 months ago

5 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

nature trips
7 months ago

walking
7 months ago

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

7 months ago

walking
8 months ago

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

9 months ago

great walk to look at all the monuments of DC!

hiking
10 months ago

walking
10 months ago

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

10 months ago

Got to do it