Tidal Basin

Tulips at the Floral Library in Washington DC

NPS Floral Library

The NPS Floral Library is a small garden patch planted by the National Park Service that features several varieties of tulips in the spring.

Statue at the John Paul Jones Memorial in Washington DC

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 far from the Washington Monument and National World War Two Memorial.

DC Cherry Blossom Watch Update: April 11, 2018

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 the middle of the 17th century and has been here since 1954.

DC Cherry Blossom Watch Update: April 12, 2018

Japanese Pagoda

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

Cuban Friendship Urn in Washington DC

Cuban Friendship Urn

The Cuban Friendship Urn is not the most impressive landmark you’ll find in Washington DC, but it does have an interesting story behind it.

MLK Memorial

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 banks of the Tidal Basin opposite the Jefferson Memorial.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

The FDR Memorial, on the western bank of the Tidal Basin, is dedicated to the 32nd president but also features the twin challenges that defined the era: the Great Depression and the Second World War.

George Mason Memorial Reflection in Washington DC

George Mason Memorial

Tucked away between the Jefferson Memorial and the 14th Street Bridge, the George Mason Memorial commemorates one of the lesser known founding fathers and Virginia plantation owner, George Mason.

Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC

The Jefferson Memorial

Sitting on an island on the southern axis of the National Mall, the Jefferson Memorial is dedicated to one of the most famous and influential of the Founding Fathers.