National Mall Tour

1. The White House

9.3
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW (btwn 15th St NW & 17th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Government Building · Northwest Washington · 445 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Completed in 1800, The White House is the oldest public building in Washington, DC and has been the home of every president except George Washington.

Supreme Court of the United States is one of National Mall Tour.

2. Supreme Court of the United States

8.9
1 1st St NE (E Capitol St. NE), Washington, D.C.
Courthouse · Northeast Washington · 47 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: After the federal government was established in Washington, the court was housed in a basement room in the US Capitol until 1929, when Chief Justice Taft argued successfully for their own building.

Library of Congress is one of National Mall Tour.

3. Library of Congress

9.5
101 Independence Ave SE (btwn 1st & 2nd St SE), Washington, D.C.
Library · Southeast Washington · 151 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Created in 1800 the library is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution & the largest library in the world. In 1815 Thomas Jefferson sold his entire personal collection of books to the library

United States Capitol Building is one of National Mall Tour.

4. United States Capitol Building

US Capitol (First St. NE/SE and East Capitol Street), Washington, D.C.
Capitol Building · Southeast Washington · 160 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The Capitol is among the most architecturally impressive and symbolically important buildings in the world. Begun in 1793, the Capitol has been built, burnt, rebuilt, extended, and restored.

National Air and Space Museum is one of National Mall Tour.

5. National Air and Space Museum

9.4
600 Independence Ave SW (at 6th St SW), Washington, D.C.
Science Museum · Southwest Washington · 508 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Originally called the National Air Museum when it was formed on August 12, 1946 by an act of Congress, some pieces in the National Air and Space Museum collection date back to 1876.

Memorial to the 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence is one of National Mall Tour.

6. Memorial to the 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence

7.6
Constitution Ave NW (at Constitution Gardens Pond), Washington, D.C.
Monument / Landmark · Northwest Washington · 8 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This memorial consists of 56 stones, each with the signature, occupation and hometown of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

National Gallery of Art is one of National Mall Tour.

7. National Gallery of Art

9.5
6th St and Constitution Ave NW (at Constitution Ave NW), Washington, D.C.
Art Museum · Northwest Washington · 109 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Opened in 1941, this museum, founded by financier Andrew Mellon, has some 116,000 works of Western art dating from the Middle Ages to the modern era.

National Museum of American History is one of National Mall Tour.

8. National Museum of American History

9.3
1400 Constitution Ave NW (at 14th St NW), Washington, D.C.
History Museum · Northwest Washington · 305 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The museum first opened in 1964, and among the items on display are the original Star-Spangled Banner and Dorothy's ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz.

National Museum of the American Indian is one of National Mall Tour.

9. National Museum of the American Indian

8.4
950 Independence Ave SW (4th St. SW), Washington, D.C.
History Museum · Southwest Washington · 164 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Opened in 2004, this museum is devoted to the history and culture of Native people in the Western Hemisphere.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is one of National Mall Tour.

10. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

9.4
1000 Constitution Ave NW (at 10th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Science Museum · Northwest Washington · 343 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The Smithsonian Institution was founded for the "increase and diffusion" of knowledge from a bequest to the United States by the British scientist James Smithson, who had never visited the US himself.

11. Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool

8.9
W Potomac Park (btwn Lincoln & World War II Memorials), Washington, D.C.
Monument / Landmark · Southwest Washington · 51 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The pool, measuring some 2,000 feet long, was built soon after the 1922 dedication of the Lincoln Memorial; both were designed by architect Henry Bacon.

Ulysses S Grant Memorial is one of National Mall Tour.

12. Ulysses S Grant Memorial

7.6
1st St NW, Washington, D.C.
Monument / Landmark · Southwest Washington · 9 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This memorial to Grant, the American Civil War general and 18th U.S. president, was dedicated in 1922, the 100th anniversary of his birth.

US Department of the Treasury is one of National Mall Tour.

13. US Department of the Treasury

8.1
1500 Pennsylvania Ave NW (15th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Government Building · Northwest Washington · 18 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The current building was designed by Robert Mills and constructed over a 33-year period beginning in 1836. It is the oldest departmental building in Washington.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is one of National Mall Tour.

14. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

9.1
100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW, Washington, D.C.
History Museum · Southwest Washington · 218 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Opened in 1993, this museum is devoted to the history of the Holocaust, the state-sponsored murder of 6 million Jews in Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial is one of National Mall Tour.

15. Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

9.2
900 Ohio Dr SW (at Ohio Dr SW), Washington, D.C.
Monument / Landmark · Southwest Washington · 85 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This tribute features outdoor galleries, statues and inscriptions meant to represent the 32nd U.S. president’s time in office, from 1933 to 1945.

Korean War Veterans Memorial is one of National Mall Tour.

16. Korean War Veterans Memorial

9.2
10 Daniel French Dr SW (at Independence Ave SW), Washington, D.C.
Monument / Landmark · Southwest Washington · 61 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Dedicated in 1995, this memorial honors the U.S. military members who served in the Korean War (1950-53). More than 54,000 Americans were killed, while more than 100,000 others were wounded.

Lincoln Memorial is one of National Mall Tour.

17. Lincoln Memorial

9.6
2 Lincoln Memorial Circle NW (btwn Constitution Ave NW & Independence Ave SW), Washington, D.C.
Monument / Landmark · Southwest Washington · 360 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Construction began in 1914, and the memorial was opened to the public in 1922. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech to a crowd by the Lincoln Memorial in 1963 .

18. World War II Memorial

9.4
1750 Independence Ave SW (at 17th St SW), Washington, D.C.
Monument / Landmark · Southwest Washington · 131 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: This memorial, dedicated in 2004, honors the 16 million Americans who served in the armed forces during World War II (1939-45).

Thomas Jefferson Memorial is one of National Mall Tour.

19. Thomas Jefferson Memorial

9.4
900 Ohio Dr SW (at Basin Dr SW), Washington, D.C.
Monument / Landmark · Southwest Washington · 119 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: President Roosevelt asked the Commission of Fine Arts about the possibility of erecting a memorial to Thomas Jefferson. Construction went from 1938-43, & Roosevelt laid the first cornerstone himself.

20. Vietnam Veterans Memorial

9.3
5 Henry Bacon Dr NW (Constitution Ave. NW), Washington, D.C.
Monument / Landmark · Northwest Washington · 78 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The memorial currently consists of three separate parts: the Three Soldiers statue, the Vietnam Women's Memorial & the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, where over 58,000 names are engraved.

Washington Monument is one of National Mall Tour.

21. Washington Monument

9.5
100 Lenfant Plz SW (btwn Constitution Ave NW & Independence Ave SW), Washington, D.C.
Monument / Landmark · Southwest Washington · 276 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: The Washington Monument was formally dedicated on February 22, 1885, and at the time of its construction, it was the tallest building in the world; it remains the tallest stone structure in the world.