Washington, D.C. - Landmarks and Points of Interest

Washington, D.C. - Landmarks and Points of Interest


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Additional Monuments and Memorials
Beyond its most famous patriotic symbols, the nation’s capital pays tribute to many other world leaders and historic events in memorials placed throughout the city. As you explore Washington, D.C., look for these treasures:

  • 101st Army Airborne Division Memorial (Arlington National Cemetery)
  • Benjamin Banneker Park (Maine Ave., SW, South of L’Enfant Plaza Promenade)
  • Mary McLeod Bethune Monument (Lincoln Park, E. Capitol St. between 11th and 12th Sts., NW)
  • Black Revolutionary War Patriots Memorial (currently under development) (Constitution Gardens, Constitution Ave. and 17th St., NW)
  • Boy Scout Memorial (15th St. and Constitution Ave. on the White House Ellipse)
  • Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd, Jr. Memorial (Arlington National Cemetery)
  • Challenger Memorial (Arlington National Cemetery)
  • Confederate Monument (Arlington National Cemetery)
  • Constitution Gardens (Constitution Ave. and 17th St., NW)
  • D.C. War Memorial (East of the Reflecting Pool, north of Independence Ave.)
  • Albert Einstein Memorial (2101 Constitution Ave., NW)
  • Emancipation Monument (Lincoln Park, E. Capitol St. between 11th and 12th Sts., NW)
  • John Ericsson Monument (Independence Ave. and Ohio Dr.)
  • First Infantry Division Monument (17th St. and State Pl., NW)
  • Ulysses S. Grant Memorial (Maryland Ave. and 1st St., NW)
  • Iran Rescue Memorial (Arlington National Cemetery)
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove (Boundary Channel Drive, near Pentagon North Parking Lot)
  • Commodore John Paul Jones Memorial (17th St., South of Independence Ave., NW)
  • Journalists Memorial (Freedom Park, on the overpass between 1100 and 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA)
  • Francis Scott Key Park (M St., NW, at the Key Bridge)
  • Robert E. Lee Memorial (Arlington House) (Arlington National Cemetery)
  • George Mason National Memorial (Tidal Basin, between Jefferson and FDR Memorials)
  • Andrew W. Mellon Memorial Fountain (Pennsylvania and Constitution Aves. at 6th St., NW)
  • Memorial to Pan Am Flight 103 (Arlington National Cemetery)
  • National Guard Memorial (1 Massachusetts Ave., NW)
  • National Japanese American Memorial (New Jersey and Lousiana Avenues at D St., NW)
  • National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial (F St. between 4th and 5th Sts., NW)
  • Nurses Memorial (Arlington National Cemetery)
  • Peace Monument (1st St. and Pennsylvania Ave., NW)
  • John Joseph Pershing Park (Pennsylvania Ave., between 14th and 15th Streets)
  • John Aaron Rawlins Park (18th and E Sts., NW)
  • Second Division Memorial (Constitution Ave. at the White House Ellipse)
  • Settlers of the District of Columbia Memorial (Constitution Ave. at the White House Ellipse)
  • William Tecumseh Sherman Park (North Ellipse at Hamilton Pl. and E St., NW)
  • Robert A. Taft Memorial (1st St. and Constitution Ave., NW)
  • USS Maine Memorial (Arlington National Cemetery)
  • George Washington Masonic National Memorial (Alexandria, VA, near King Street Metro Station)
  • Women in Military Service for America Memorial (Arlington National Cemetery)
  • Women’s Titanic Memorial (Water St., SW, near Washington Channel Park)



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