Memorials and Monuments
Washington, D.C., is a town brimming with history and culture and your visit here will provide lasting memories for years to come. Below, you will find a listing of some of the more popular tours and information which will assist you in planning to view these sites in order to make your trip the most enjoyable experience it can be.
The Jefferson Memorial - South bank of the Tidal Basin. Open 24 hours daily. At the Swan Boat house you can rent a paddle boat to cruise on the Basin.
The Lincoln Memorial - West Potomac Park at the foot of 23rd Street, NW. Open 24 hours daily.
The United States Navy Memorial and Visitors Center - Located at 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Metro: Navy Memorial. Hours for Visitors Center are Monday through Saturday,9:30am to 5:00pm, and Sunday, noon to 5:00pm. Telephone: 202/737-2300.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Henry Bacon Drive & Constitution Avenue, NW. Always open. Constructed of black granite to honor all Americans who served in the Vietnam War. 'As a special tribute to those who did not return, the names of more than 58,000 who gave their lives or who remain missing are inscribed in the Memorial's walls. The names are in chronological order.
The Washington Monument - On the Mall at 15th Street, NW. Open daily April though Labor Day from 8:00 a.m. to midnight. September through March from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Telephone:(202)426-6841.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial - Located in West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C., southwest of the National Mall. The national memorial is America's 395th unit in the national park service. The monumental memorial is located at the northwest corner of the Tidal Basin near the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, on a sightline linking the Lincoln Memorial to the northwest and the Jefferson Memorial to the southeast. The official address of the monument, 1964 Independence Avenue, S.W., commemorates the year that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 became law.