National Mall, Washington DC

Visit National Mall, the historical national park where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech. The park contains the Washington Monument and spans the region between the Lincoln Memorial and the United States Capitol. This park hosts numerous recreational activities, festivals, and concerts, but is most appreciated as a site for historic political rallies and gatherings, such as the Vietnam War Moratorium Rally in 1969. Millions of people visit the park annually to stand in the place where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous speech, and every four years Americans flood the park to watch the Presidential Inauguration. Put National Mall into our Washington DC vacation planning tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • My son was so impressed with the mall and all that it had to offer. He loved that all the museums were right there and he really liked to walk and not dodge cars. Every person should visit our nationa...  more »
  • The National Mall is a lovely place. There is so much to see and do as you walk from the Lincoln Memorial to the Capital Building (quite a walk). We visited in the middle of winter and thought the Mal...  more »
  • The National Mall is actually my favorite place to run in DC. A loop in the Mall to the Capital around the Washington Monument and back is a little over a 5K.  more »

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