Monuments & Landmarks

African American Civil War Memorial

The African American Civil War Memorial, along with the African American Civil War Museum across the street, memorializes nearly 220,000…

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Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove

The LBJ Memorial is on the Virginia bank of the Potomac with views of Washington DC's monuments across the river.…

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Tiny Planet Photos of Washington DC

A series of tiny planet photos of Washington DC's monuments and landmarks. These start as 360-degree spherical panoramas and ramp…

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A Washington Winter Wonderland

When we get a solid snowfall, Washington DC's monuments and landmarks become a winter wonderland.

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Netherlands Carillon

The Netherlands Carillon stands next to the Iwo Jima Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery and offers one of the best…

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Commodore John Paul Jones Memorial

Commemorating Revolution War naval hero Commodore Jones Paul Jones, the memorial sits on the Tidal Basin in Washington DC, not…

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Japanese Lantern at the Tidal Basin

Sitting on the banks of the Tidal Basin amongst the famous Japanese cherry blossoms, the Japanese Lantern dates back to…

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Japanese Pagoda

The 17th century Japanese Pagoda is nestled amongst the famous cherry blossoms on the banks of the Tidal Basin in…

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Navy-Merchant Marine Memorial

The Navy-Merchant Marine Memorial, featuring a large, evocative aluminum sculpture of a cresting wave and seagulls in flight, sits on…

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Iwo Jima Memorial

At the heart of the Iwo Jima Memorial (or the Marine Corps War Memorial) is a massive bronze statue based…

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Simon Bolivar Statue

The Simon Bolivar Statue in Foggy Bottom in Washington DC is dedicated to the Latin American revolutionary.

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Cuban Friendship Urn

The Cuban Friendship Urn is not the most impressive landmark you'll find in Washington DC, but it does have an…

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Robert A. Taft Memorial and Carillon

Mr Republican has his own Carillon. Senator Robert Taft had a long political career and had connections--he was a former…

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Theodore Roosevelt Memorial

It's entirely appropriate that the memorial dedicated to Teddy Roosevelt is a little unkempt. America's 26th president was famously a…

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First Division Monument

The First Division Monument, standing in President's Park next to the White House and in front of the Eisenhower Executive…

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General William T. Sherman Monument

The monument to Civil War General William T. Sherman is elaborate and prominently placed, in President's Park (the Ellipse), right…

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John Ericsson National Memorial

The John Ericsson Memorial is tucked away down on the bank of the Potomac, not far from the Lincoln Memorial.…

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Martin Luther King Jr National Memorial

The Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, in tribute to the celebrated Civil Rights leader, is now open on the…

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US Supreme Court

Sitting across the street from the US Capitol Building, the Supreme Court houses the judicial branch of the United States…

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National Arboretum

The National Arboretum makes for a pleasant park, but its official mission is education and research. With 446 acres and…

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Union Station

It's not just any old train station that can be the venue for a black-tie presidential inaugural ball. But the…

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US Capitol Building’s Exterior

The U.S. Capitol Building is one of Washington DC's most distinctive buildings. In fact, you'd be surprised how many tourists…

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Washington Monument

For what is really just a big, stone tower you'd expect the Washington Monument to be a boring thing to…

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The White House

As both the home and office of the President of the United States, the White House is probably the most…

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Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool

The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool does what it does best very well indeed, providing some great photographic opportunities for capturing…

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Arlington Memorial Bridge

Arlington Memorial Bridge runs across the Potomac from the Lincoln Memorial to Arlington National Cemetery, one of six bridges connecting…

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

The FDR Memorial, on the western bank of the Tidal Basin, is dedicated to the 32nd president but also features…

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Pentagon

With the notable exception of the Pentagon Memorial on its southwest corner, the entire Pentagon reservation is strictly a no-photography…

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George Mason Memorial

Tucked away between the Jefferson Memorial and the 14th Street Bridge, the George Mason Memorial commemorates one of the lesser…

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District of Columbia World War I Memorial

The World War I Memorial near the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool isn't well known or much visited. It has been…

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Korean War Veterans Memorial

The Korean War Veterans Memorial, unveiled in 1992, consists of several elements designed by different people and groups. It has…

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall near the Lincoln Memorial memorializes Americans who served and died in the…

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Pentagon Memorial

The Pentagon Memorial commemorates the 184 victims of the September 11, 2001, attack on the Pentagon.

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United States Air Force Memorial

The United States Air Force Memorial, in a small, raised space between Arlington National Cemetery and the Pentagon, was opened…

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National World War II Memorial

The National World War II Memorial sits at the opposite end of the Reflecting Pool from the Lincoln Memorial and…

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Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery is probably the most famous cemetery in the United States. Directly across the Potomac from the Lincoln…

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The Jefferson Memorial

Sitting on an island on the southern axis of the National Mall, the Jefferson Memorial is dedicated to one of…

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Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial is one of the grandest and most distinctive of Washington's monuments. Anchoring the western end of the…

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