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).

3 months 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
4 months ago

Great walk to all the monuments.

5 months ago

Good tour

6 months ago

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

8 months ago

It's always a pleasure to walk the mall

walking
9 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.

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10 months ago

A definite must do. Very interesting.

walking
10 months ago

Always a great stroll especially during the Cherry Blossom Festival.

walking
11 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.

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Wednesday, May 03, 2017

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

Sunday, April 09, 2017

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

hiking
Saturday, April 01, 2017

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.

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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

walking
Sunday, June 26, 2016

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

Monday, June 13, 2016

crowded but memorable

Sunday, June 12, 2016

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.

walking
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

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

walking
Saturday, May 16, 2015

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
Monday, December 02, 2013

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
Saturday, January 19, 2013

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
Friday, May 11, 2012

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

walking
Thursday, November 03, 2011

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
Sunday, September 11, 2011

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.

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